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Chicago to launch North American Tour of “MJ” starting July 15, 2023


Producers Lia Vollack Productions, The Michael Jackson Estate and Broadway in Chicago are thrilled to announce that MJ, the smash-hit musical of the Broadway season, will run technical rehearsals and premiere at Broadway In Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph).  One of the greatest entertainers of all time, Michael Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry is finally coming to Chicago from July 15 – September 10, 2023.

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

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.”

President of Broadway In Chicago, Lou Raizin, stated, “Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to be able to bring MJ to our City first, following their successful launch on Broadway.”

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. Turn it up— MJ is on tour!

Tour Casting will be announced at a later date.

MJ features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize®winner Lynn Nottage and a score made up of some of the best-loved, top-selling songs in recording history. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the tour.

The creative team will feature Scenic Design by Tony and two-time Emmy Award winner Derek McLane, Lighting Design by six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, Costume Design by Tony and Emmy Award winner Paul Tazewell, Sound Design by two-time Tony Award nominee Gareth Owen, Projection Design by two-time Tony Award nominee Peter Nigrini, and Hair & Wig Design by two-time Emmy Award nominee Charles LaPointe.

MJ is produced on Broadway and tour by Lia Vollack Productions and The Estate of Michael Jackson.

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