Nederlander Theatre | Chicago, Illinois
Here comes one of the most exciting bio-musical to be released recently – MJ the Musical is making history, and it’s set to become the hottest musical of 2023! The show, which is based on The Life Story of Michael Jackson, recently premiered on Broadway and elicited ecstatic reviews from fans and critics! This fall, the touring production will kick off and set out on a enormous national trek, which includes a desired stop in Chicago, Illinois! Get ready for Michael Jackson’s timeless hits as this extraordinary jukebox musical takes over the Nederlander Theatre at Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday 2nd September 2023! Turn your Saturday into one of the dynamic days of your life as you get a sneak peek into Michael Jackson’s life and witness an spectacular revival of his unprecedented hits and memorable dance moves! This bio-musical spares no expense for your viewing delight! Don't wait and secure those tickets now for you, your family, and your friends! Seize this chance and be a part of history in the making with MJ the Musical!
MJ the Musical delves into Michael Jackson’s life as he navigates through fame and difficulties as the world’s greatest pop star. The musical delivers over 25 of his remarkable hits, including “Man in the Mirror,” “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” “Human Nature,” “Thriller,” and “Beat It.” MJ also features some of Jackson’s older hits with an outstanding Jackson 5 mix. This in-depth look into Jackson’s journey and artistry will surely help you learn what the King of Pop is like underneath his massive fame.
Written by esteemed writer Lynn Nottage with choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, the musical earned numerous accolades. MJ won four Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, and an Outer Critic’s Choice Award.
“Cleverly conceived and thrillingly performed, breathtaking bio-musical MJ the Musical is this year’s white-hot ticket.” says the critic from Man in Chair. “Playwright Lynn Nottage sidesteps the potential tedious linear bio-musical traps with this snappy approach, replacing the usual tedium with a vivid sense of excitement.”
Meanwhile, the New York Times wrote, “The stage patterns are far more varied and dynamic than in similar musicals, scoring points without words as they deliver the thrills and, following the biomusical road map, pave the way between present and past.” Over at Deadline, the critic expressed his joy after seeing the musical. "Watching MJ, one easily suspects its top-flight creative team was motivated by the same near-maniacal drive. Aside from the pedestrian framing device, MJ pushes hard and unceasingly to move beyond the just-good-enough nostalgia that can turn even second-rate jukebox productions into crowd-pleasers. It succeeds: MJ is a incredibly entertaining wonder."
If you’re keen on seeing MJ this fall, you should check out the performances in Nederlander Theatre at Ford Center for the Performing Arts this September 2023. The Nederlander Theatre at Ford Center for the Performing Arts is Chicago’s premier entertainment destination and has an outstanding reputation for providing top-tier entertainment to music and art lovers in the city and beyond. The Nederlander Theatre at Ford Center for the Performing Arts is equipped with cozy seating, a superb view of the stage, modern sound and light technology, and superior facilities – all provided to ensure the optimum entertainment experience!
Catch MJ the Musical – The Life Story of Michael Jackson on Saturday 2nd September 2023 at the Nederlander Theatre at Ford Center for the Performing Arts by clicking on the Get Tickets link! Join the excitement and be a part of history in the making with MJ the Musical! Secure your seats now and enjoy the magic of MJ live on stage!