Four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical MJ is set to make its Australian debut at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in a major coup for Sydney’s arts and cultural scene. Created by director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, MJ offers audiences a look into the legacy and artistry of Michael Jackson and revolves in particular around his legendary 1992 Dangerous World Tour. The musical will be a Sydney exclusive and comes to town courtesy of producers Lia Vollack, John Branca, John McClain and Michael Cassel.
Michael Jackson Musical, Sydney
The musical opened at New York’s Neil Simon Theatre in February 2021 to commercial acclaim and packed houses. It has since been seen by over a million people on Broadway and received 10 Tony Awards nominations, winning four including Best Choreography for the show’s creator, Christopher Wheeldon, and Best Actor in a Musical for the show’s original Broadway star, Myles Frost.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way audiences on Broadway and across the US have embraced MJ with such enthusiasm and joy, and I am beyond delighted that Sydney will be the next city on this incredible show’s journey,” MJ’s original Broadway producer, Lia Vollack, said.
“We can’t wait to bring MJ to Australia for the very first time.”
The show will feature 25 of Michael Jackson’s most iconic songs including Beat It, Smooth Criminal, Man in The Mirror and Thriller. The musical also gives fans an intimate look into Jackson’s life, struggles and family dynamics.
MJ will premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in February 2025; channel your inner moonwalker and sign up for the waitlist here.