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International News Grab Your Hats and White Gloves: MJ Sets Dates for West End Run

The biomusical will cross the pond in 2024.

Myles Frost and company of MJ Matthew Murphy

Broadway's Tony-winning musical MJ will moonwalk onto the Prince Edward Theatre stage March 6 for its previously announced West End run. The biomusical about the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, will open March 27.

Set during the making of the music icon's 1992 Dangerous world tour, MJ features a book penned by two-time Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat) and direction and choreography by Royal Ballet Associate Artist Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris). Tickets will be available for purchase May 24 in the U.K.

Casting for the London run will be announced at a later date.

Wheeldon said in an earlier statement. "Michael Jackson had a profound influence on popular culture, as well as all of us as performing artists, and this musical is an exploration of that artistic mind and a creative process which is unmistakably Michael Jackson.”

"As a Black musician and a pioneering voice in the music industry, Michael Jackson demanded inclusion, broke incredible barriers and in the process made indelible music that continues to resonate, delight and move listeners today," said Nottage in an earlier statement. "I am drawn to his complicated, singular and uncompromising creative process, and to understand where, why, and how he made his music."

READ: Why Every Night At Intermission, MJ's Myles Frost Practices ‘Billie Jean’

The biomusical began previews on Broadway December 6, 2021 and officially opened February 1, 2022. It went on to take home four 2022 Tony Awards. The show's director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon took home Best Choreography while Myles Frost won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Natasha Katz won for Best Lighting Design of a Musical, and Gareth Owen won for Best Sound Design of a Musical.

The show's creative team also features Tony- and Emmy-winning scenic designer Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Tony- and Emmy-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell (Hamilton), Tony-nominated projection designer Peter Nigrini (Dear Evan Hansen), and Emmy-nominated hair and wig designer Charles LaPointe (The Color Purple). Musical supervision is by Tony nominee David Holcenberg (Matilda), with orchestrations and arrangements by David Holcenberg and Tony winner Jason Michael Webb (The Color Purple).

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