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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 21: MJ The Musical at the Neil Simon Theatre remains closed following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on January 21, 2021 in New York City. The pandemic has caused long-term repercussions throughout the tourism and entertainment industries, including temporary and permanent closures of historic and iconic venues, costing the city and businesses billions in revenue.

MJ is the new musical inspired by Michael Jackson.

MJ was originally scheduled to hold Broadway previews on July 6, 2020 with an opening night of August 13th but due to the pandemic it was shut down.

Performances will now begin on December 6, 2021 with an official opening night date of February 1, 2022. Tony award nominee Ephraim Sykes will play Michael Jackson.

The musical is not expected to focus on Michael Jackson’s personal life or controversies but focus on his preparation and collaboration for the 1992 Dangerous Tour.