The four-time Tony Award®-winning new musical MJ, is startin’ somethin’ at the Segerstrom

MJ makes its Costa Mesa premiere at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from March 19-31 in Segerstrom Hall. Michael Jackson was one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry comes to Costa Mesa as MJ, the multi-Tony Award®-winning new musical centered around the making of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, beginning a tour of its own. 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 Michael Jackson into legendary status.

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Jamaal Fields-Green as MJ and the cast of the “MJ” first National Tour

Producers Lia Vollack, John Branca and John McClain are thrilled to announce tickets for the smash-hit musical, MJ, are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $49. For additional ticket information, click here.

Roman Banks (Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) will play the title role of MJ. Joining him in the First National Tour cast will be Jamaal Fields-Green (MJ – Alternate), Brandon Lee Harris (Michael), Josiah Benson (Little Michael), Bane Griffith (Little Michael), Devin Bowles (Joseph Jackson/Rob), Mary Kate Moore (Rachel), J. Daughtry (Berry Gordy/Nick), Josh A. Dawson (Tito Jackson/Quincy Jones), Bryce A. Holmes (Little Marlon), Matt Loehr (Dave), Da’Von T. Moody (Alejandro) and Anastasia Talley (Katherine Jackson/Kate).

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Roman Banks as MJ and the cast of the “MJ” first National Tour

The ensemble includes JoJo Carmichael (Swing/Assistant Dance Captain), Croix DiIenno (Ensemble), Kellie Drobnick (Ensemble), Kyle DuPree (Swing/Dance Captain), Zuri Noelle Ford (Ensemble), Jahir L. Hipps (Swing), Skye Jackson-Williams (Swing), Jacobi Kai (Jermaine Jackson/Ensemble), Rajané Katurah (Swing), Jordan Markus (MJ/Michael understudy), Matteo Marretta (Ensemble), Jay McKenzie (Jackie Jackson/Ensemble), Kendrick Mitchell (Swing), Chelsea Mitchell-Bonsu (Ensemble), Zion Mikhail Pradier (Swing), Ayla Stackhouse (Swing), Brion Marquis Watson (Marlon Jackson/Ensemble), Charles P. Way (Swing) and Malcolm Miles Young (Randy Jackson/Ensemble).

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Amid neon, Roman Banks as MJ and the cast of the “MJ” first National Tour

The MJ creative team features Scenic Design by two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Derek McLane, Lighting Design by seven-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, Costume Design by Tony and Emmy Award winner Paul Tazewell, Sound Design by Tony Award winner Gareth Owen, Projection Design by two-time Tony Award nominee Peter Nigrini, Hair & Wig Design by two-time Emmy Award nominee Charles G. LaPointe and Makeup Design by Emmy nominee Joe Dulude II. The creative team also features Musical Supervision by Tony Award nominee David Holcenberg, Orchestrations and Arrangements by David Holcenberg and Tony Award winner Jason Michael Webb, and Music Direction by Victor Simonson. Casting by The Telsey Office/Rachel Hoffman, CSA, Lindsay Levine, CSA.

MJ performances: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $49.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Call 714.556.2787 and for group sales, call 714.755.0236.

For more information, visit www.mjthemusical.



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