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MJ The Musical at Providence Performing Arts Center

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Why see MJ The Musical?

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Winner of Four Tony awards!

Michael Jackson fans rejoice as a brand new musical all about the iconic superstar is here! With Jackson's plethora of moon-walking hits in tow, MJ the Musical is set to explore the star's life and his stratospheric rise to fame. Now touring North America!

The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage have partnered on the project, with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined) set to pen the book. Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon (An American In Paris) has been tapped to Choreograph/Direct the musical. With both Nottage and Wheeldon on the scene, admirers of the late artist can rest assured that Michael's incredible story is in safe hands. 

Michael Jackson

Rising to fame as a member of the famous Jackson 5 in the late 60's, Michael Jackson is dubbed as the King of Pop, with the artist becoming one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century and one of the greatest entertainers of all time. When his sudden death was announced in 2009, the news shocked the global community with websites crashing due to over-demand to know what was happening to the beloved musician. His legacy lives on with his 31 top ten hits, 13 Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards and 26 American Music Awards. 

Key Information

Run Time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one interval

Dates

Jan 21 - 26, 2025

Cast

Roman Banks as MJ
Brandon Lee Harris as Michael 
Josiah Benson and Bane Giffith as Little Michael 
Devin Bowles as Joesph Jackson/Rob
Mary Kate Moore as Rachel
J.Daughtry as Berry Gordy/Nick
Josh A. Dawson as Tito Jackson/Quincy Jones 
Bryce A. Holmes as Little Marlon
Matt Loehr as Dave
Da'von T. Moody as Alejandro
Anastasia Talley as Katherine Jackson 
Jamaal Fields-Green as MJ alternate

With 
Jojo Carmichael, Croix Diienno, Kellie Drobnick, Kyle Dupree, Zuri Noelle Ford, Jahir L. Hipps, Jacob Kai, Rajane Katurah, Jordan Markus, Matteo Marretta, Skye Jackson-Williams, Jay Mackenzie, Kendrick Mitchell, Chelsea Mitchell-Bonsu, Zion Mikhail Pradier, Ayla Stackhouse, Brion Marquis Watson, Charles P. Way and Malcolm Miles Young 

Creative

Book by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Christopher Wheeldon
Set design by Derek McLane
Lighting design by Natasha Katz
Costume design by Paul Tazewell
Sound Design by Gareth Owen
Projection design by Pete Nigrini
Wid design by Charles LaPointe
Music direction by Jason Michael Webb
Musical supervision by David Holcenberg
Orchestrations by Holcenberg and Webb

Awards

2022 tony award wins


Best Performace by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2022 Tony Nominations

Best Musical
Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations
Best Book
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2022 Drama Desk Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Myles Frost
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Tavon Olds-Sample
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Outstanding Wig and Hair Design

Reviews

Customer reviews

56 reviews, average rating: (4.6 Stars)

Beth

Amazing!!

We saw MJ last night at the Opera House and it was incredible. The singing and dancing was great and everyone was so talented. It was a great tribute to MJ. I wish that the microphones were set a little louder for the speaker parts. Sometimes it was hard to hear what Joe Jackson was saying. Thank you for producing such a great event. ... Read more

Chandler Small

In My Ric Flair Voice, WOOOOO!!!

My mother just turn 81 on April 4th, So I decided to surprise her with tickets to MJ The Musical this past Sunday, April 7. If you haven't experienced this electrifying journey that is MJ The Musical, let me be the one to insist that you do! When it comes to capturing the essence of Michael Jackson's life, music, and legendary career, this show truly hits every note. The cast delivers performances that breathe life into every character, making you feel like you're right there alongside the King of Pop himself. The stage design is nothing short of spectacular, with backdrops that takes you to iconic moments in Jackson's career. Add to that the amazing use of lighting and effects, and you're in for a visual treat. And oh, the music! The musical arrangements and vocals are simply outstanding, leaving you with chills and a strong desire to dance in your seat. Trust me when I say, this is one performance you absolutely cannot miss. It's a must-see for fans and music lovers alike. Don't just take my word for it—go see it for yourself! 👏🏾👏🏾👀 ... Read more

David Barry

can't beat it

this is a great show the whole cast is wonderful everyone go see it ... Read more

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