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5+ Things To Know About The Michael Jackson Broadway Musical

Michael Jackson's estate has had an incredibly controversial year. With the release of Leaving Neverland, Jackson's name has been in the media now more than ever.

The allegations brought forward by Wade Robson and James Safechuck caused a divide in Hollywood.

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Many celebrities have spoken out about the allegations, including Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand and Aaron Carter.

After the documentary premiered, many radio stations stopped playing Jackson's music.


New Zealand and Canada were among the first countries to do.

Jackson's estate has spoken out numerous times, including after "Leaving Neverland" won an Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

The estate called the documentary "a complete farce."

Surprisingly, despite all the controversy, the Michael Jackson Broadway show is still set to premiere this summer.

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According to Vulture the show will focus on Jackson's career in the early 1990's and his Dangerous world tour.

The musical was first announced back in 2018 but was canceled after the premiere of "Leaving Neverland," but has now gained momentum once again.

The show will premiere at the Neil Simon Theater in New York City, with the opening night slotted for August 13, 2020.

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The title role in the upcoming “MJ The Musical” production went to Tony-nominated star Ephraim Sykes.

Ephraim Sykes won his Tony nomination for his role in the Temptations musical, "Ain’t Too Proud."

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"My ACTUAL wildest dream is coming true," he wrote on Instagram.

"All I can say is thank you Lord. Thank you to my family and friends that prayed and continue (please continue) to pray for me."

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"I'll do my best to honor the man who made me wanna sing and dance in the first place. Love you MJ, love y'all" he concluded.

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