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Tony Award winner Myles Frost to reprise his role as Michael Jackson in West End transfer of MJ

The production opens at the Prince Edward Theatre next year

Myles Frost in MJ The Musical on Broadway Matthew Murphy

Producers of MJ have announced that Myles Frost, who originated the role of Michael Jackson in New York and ultimately won a Tony Award, will reprise his performance to London.

The show will run at the Prince Edward Theatre from 6 March 2024, with a press night on 27 March. Tickets will go on general sale later this week (24 May).

The piece is penned by Lynn Nottage (Sweat) and directed and choreographed by Royal Ballet associate artist Christopher Wheeldon.

Frost said: “Working with Chris has always been amazing. He is a visionary and knowing that we’re now going into his stomping ground, I’m ready for that ride! I’m super excited to bring this show to the West End and to make this a magical experience for everybody.”

Wheeldon added: “I am naturally thrilled to have Myles opening the London company with his knockout award-winning performance. Myles embodies the artistic spirit of MJ but allows his own glorious talent to shine through his portrayal. Working closely with Myles to achieve this is in part what has made this show such a success on Broadway.”

Centred around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World TourMJ includes Jackson hits such as “Billie Jean”, “Beat It”, “Man in the Mirror”, “Thriller” and “Smooth Criminal”.

The creative team for also includes scenic design by Derek McLane, lighting design by Natasha Katz, costume design by Paul Tazewell, sound design by Gareth Owen, projection design by Peter Nigrini, and hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe. Musical supervision is by David Holcenberg, and the orchestrations and arrangements are by Holcenberg and Jason Michael Webb.

Further casting for the London production of MJ is still to be confirmed.