They’re Gonna Be Startin’ Something: ‘MJ’ is Headed on Tour

Myles Frost and Cast in MJ (Original Broadway Cast). Photo: Matthew Murphy

Announced in conjunction with Blumenthal Performing Arts’ 2022/2023 season announcement was the news that MJ the Musical will begin touring.

Producers Lia Vollack Productions, The Michael Jackson Estate and Broadway in Chicago have also announced that MJ will run technical rehearsals and premiere at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre (July 15–September 10, 2023.). 

MJ will then perform at Charlotte’s Belk Theater from September 27–October 8, 2023 as part of the Blumenthal Performing Arts’ PNC Broadway Lights Series. Additional venues and casting are expected to take place in the coming months.

The musical’s producer, Lia Vollack, commented about today’s announcement, “We are thrilled by the Broadway response to MJ, and that we are already deep in preparations to bring this exhilarating show to Chicago and across the United States. Chicago is a premier theater and music destination, and we are excited to be able to begin this journey in one of the Nederlander Organization’s most beautiful venues.”

He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry is coming to a venue near you in a brand-new musical. Centered around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, and created by Tony Award®­­–winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Jackson into legendary status. Now it’s time to turn it up— MJ is headed on tour! 

MJ is currently playing at the Neil Simon Theatre. More information about the production can be found on the show’s website.

Regarding the show’s engagement in Chicago, MJ will be part of the 2022 Fall Season on sale later this year. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing Individual tickets for MJ will go on sale at a later date. For more details, visit

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