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    Default Michael Jackson Stage Musical Gets New Title, ‘MJ’

    Michael Jackson Stage Musical Gets New Title, ‘MJ’ (EXCLUSIVE)
    ByBRENT LANG

    OCTOBER 4, 2019 10:30AM PT




    A new musical based on the life and career of Michael Jackson is getting a title change, Variety has learned. Originally christened “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” the show will now be known as “MJ.” It’s currently in a multi-week development phase in New York City and is scheduled to hit Broadway in the summer of 2020.
    “We can confirm that the Michael Jackson musical has a new title,” Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the show, said. “As the show has evolved through its development process, the production felt that ‘MJ’ was a better and stronger choice than relying on the title of any one individual song.”

    That effort, however, has been overshadowed by multiple allegations of child sexual abuse that have been leveled over the years against the late pop icon. That controversy was reignited by a recent HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” which featured lengthy interviews with two Jackson accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim that singer groomed them and abused them when they were young boys. Jackson, who died in 2009 at the age of 50, and the Jackson family have denied all of the abuse allegations. Last winter, in the wake of “Leaving Neverland’s” release, the musical’s producers canceled a Chicago tryout.


    “MJ” features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (“Ruined”) and will rely on the pop star’s extensive catalog of hits for its music. Jackson’s songs include “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and “Smooth Criminal.” Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon (“An American in Paris”) will direct and choreograph.
    Here’s a look at promotional art with the new title, uncovered by Variety:



    https://variety.com/2019/legit/news/...gh-1203358836/
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    Michael Jackson Musical Gets New Title Ahead of Broadway Debut
    BY ADAM HETRICK
    OCT 04, 2019


    The world-premiere musical about the late pop icon arrives on Broadway next summer.

    Michael Jackson

    The previously announced Michael Jackson bio musical Don’t Stop ‘Til you Get Enough has been rebranded with the new title MJ ahead of its summer 2020 Broadway world premiere.
    Dates and a theatre have not been announced.

    Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the show, which will focus on Jackson’s career in his 20s and 30s, incorporating the music icon’s hits and a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.The creative team is currently in the middle of a developmental workshop
    Earlier this year, the show's producers (the Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage) canceled a previously announced pre-Broadway engagment at Chicago's Nederlander Theatre.

    http://www.playbill.com/article/mich...broadway-debut

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    Default Re: Michael Jackson Stage Musical Gets New Title, ‘MJ’

    I guess this is okay. at least the musician is still gonna happen. let's hope it will be good.



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    Default Re: The Michael Jackson Musical: 'MJ'

    This disaster is going to start August 13 2020

    Tickets on sale Jan 15 2020

    Neil Simon Theatre

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    Default Re: The Michael Jackson Musical: 'MJ'

    Quote Originally Posted by dam2040 View Post
    This disaster is going to start August 13 2020

    Tickets on sale Jan 15 2020

    Neil Simon Theatre
    Disaster? Let's not be dramatic. Give it a chance.

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    I look forward to supporting Michael Jackson's
    music in this new venue .😎

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    Default MJ The Musical Announces Broadway Premiere

    MJ, a new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson, has been rumored to be Broadway-bound for some time. Producers have made it official. The jukebox musical, drawing from the canon of hits performed by the pop music superstar, will begin previews on July 6, 2020, toward an opening night of August 13. MJ will have its run at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre.

    The new musical will feature a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat). Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris) will direct and choreograph. More details about the production, which remains in development at studios in New York City, will be forthcoming. Tickets for MJ The Musical will go on sale on January 15, 2020, at 10 a.m.

    https://broadwaydirect.com/mj-the-mu...dway-premiere/

    https://broadwaydirect.com/theatre/neil-simon-theatre/



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    I just pray that this will be good. hears to next year.



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    Default Re: The Michael Jackson Musical: 'MJ'

    Maybe Estate will release soundtrack to this with unheard tracks? 😁🙌

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    Default Re: A new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson is heading to Broadway!

    Quote Originally Posted by madmijack View Post
    They are using the same image as for the OPUS book:

    They could of got someone to draw a logo for them. but i guess this is okay....



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    Quote Originally Posted by dam2040 View Post
    I'm so tired of the 'toes' pic. They overuse it so much, at least this time it's done in a different style.

    The King of Pop and This is It concerts had a great art direction.
    Exactly. they should of got someone to do a logo for them.



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    Quote Originally Posted by z21 View Post
    Maybe Estate will release soundtrack to this with unheard tracks? 😁🙌
    We can only hope. but i wouldn't get my hopes up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by z21 View Post
    Maybe Estate will release soundtrack to this with unheard tracks? 
    now thats wishfull thinking

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    Default Re: The Michael Jackson Musical: 'MJ'

    Like the new title. Here's hoping it truly doesn't suck and whatever "re-writes" they did doesn't actually go down the worst case scenario route.
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