MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Feb 01, 2022
Closing Date
1st Preview
Dec 06, 2021
1st Preview
Dec 06, 2021
Previews
39
Performances (as of May 15, 2022)
119
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Neil Simon Theatre
(Feb 01, 2022 - Present)

Setting
A Rehearsal Studio, Los Angeles. 1992.

Media
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Book by Lynn Nottage; Music orchestrated by David Holcenberg and Jason Michael Webb; Music arranged by David Holcenberg and Jason Michael Webb; Musical Director: Jason Michael Webb; Featuring songs by Michael Jackson, Dallas Austin, Bruce Swedien, René Moore, Berry Gordy, Alphonso J. Mizell, Frederick J. Perren, Deke Richards, Dave Jackson Rich, Elmar Krohn, Michael Jackson Clark, Hans Kampschroer, Thomas Meyer, Jackie Jackson, Richard Rodgers, Harold Edward Davis, Donald Eddie Fletcher, Weldon Dean Parks, Charlie Smalls, Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Anthony Jackson, John Bettis, Steven M. Porcaro, Stevie Wonder, Susaye Greene, Willie M. Hutchinson, Bob West, Teddy Riley, Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett, William Hart, Thomas Bell, Babatunde Olatunji, James Brown, Rod Temperton, Tom Bahler, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley, Terry Lewis, James Harris, Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner and Carl William Smith; Featuring songs with lyrics by Michael Jackson, Dallas Austin, Bruce Swedien, René Moore, Berry Gordy, Alphonso J. Mizell, Frederick J. Perren, Deke Richards, Dave Jackson Rich, Elmar Krohn, Michael Jackson Clark, Hans Kampschroer, Thomas Meyer, Jackie Jackson, Oscar Hammerstein II, Harold Edward Davis, Donald Eddie Fletcher, Weldon Dean Parks, Charlie Smalls, Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Anthony Jackson, John Bettis, Steven M. Porcaro, Stevie Wonder, Susaye Greene, Willie M. Hutchinson, Bob West, Teddy Riley, Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett, William Hart, Thomas Bell, Babatunde Olatunji, James Brown, Rod Temperton, Tom Bahler, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley, Terry Lewis, James Harris, Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner and Carl William Smith
Directed by Christopher Wheeldon; Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon; Michael Jackson Movement by Rich + Tone Talauega; Associate Director: Dontee Kiehn; Associate Choreographer: Michael Balderrama; Second Associate Choreographer: Martha Nichols
Scenic Design by Derek McLane; Costume Design by Paul Tazewell; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Gareth Owen; Projection Design by Peter Nigrini; Hair and Wig Design by Charles LaPointe; Make-Up Design by Joe Dulude, II; Associate Scenic Design: Erica Hemminger; Associate Costume Design: Christine Meyers; Associate Lighting Design: Craig Stelzenmuller; Associate Sound Design: Russell Godwin and Josh Liebert; Associate Projection Design: Kate Ducey; Associate Wig Design: Chia Chia Feng; Assistant Scenic Design: Matthew Buttery, Mike Kaukl and Grace Laubaucher; Assistant Costume Design: Keanna Cherie, Sarafina Bush, Jahise LeBoeuf, Susan Makkoo and Clare Wasserman; Assistant Lighting Design: Kirk Fitzgerald; Assistant Projection Design: Brittany Bland; Assistant Wig Design: Nicholas Parrish; Assistant Make-Up Design: Kim Weber; Moving Light Programmer: Alex Fogel
Executive Producer: Michael David; General Manager: Bespoke Theatricals; Company Manager: Mike McLinden; Associate Gen. Mgr: Kate Egan; Associate Co. Mgr: Shayla Pierce
Production Manager: Juniper Street Productions; Production Stage Manager: Julia Jones; Stage Manager: Matthew Lacey; Assistant Stage Mgr: Tiffany N. Robinson and Bailey Saxe
Musical Supervisor: David Holcenberg; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Jason Michael Webb; Associate Conductor: Michael O. Mitchell; Assistant Conductor: Sean Mayes; Keyboards: Jason Michael Webb and Michael O. Mitchell; Guitars: Alex Nolan and Jeffrey Lee Campbell; Bass: Chelton Grey; Drums: Andrew Atkinson; Percussion: Wilson Torres; Reeds: Brandon Wright and Jason Curry; Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Tony Kadleck and Brian Pareschi; Trombone: Danny Hall; Music Copying: Matt Meckes; Electronic Music Design: Strange Cranium, Inc., Billy Jay Stein and Hiro Iida; Additional Synth and Drum Programming: Fuso Murase
Casting: The Telsey Office and Rachel Hoffman, CSA; Press Representative: DKC/O&M; Advertising & Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Digital Marketing: Situation Interactive; Dance Captain: Raymond Baynard and Kamille Upshaw; Fight Captain: Ryan VanDenBoom; Dialect Coach: Kate Wilson; Physical Movement Coordinator: Lorenzo Pisoni; Intimacy Coordinator: Teniece Divya Johnson; Multicultural Marketing/Outreach: REALEMN Productions LLC. and Walk Tall Girl Productions; Marketing Consultant: Antonio Marion; Production Video: Asher Robinson; Associate Production Video: Chelsea Zalikowski; Photographer: Matthew Murphy
Myles Frost
Broadway debut
MJ
Rob/Joseph Jackson
Tavon Olds-Sample
Broadway debut
Tour Singer
 
Michael
 
Isley Brother (dancer)
Gabriel Ruiz
Broadway debut
Alejandro
Little Michael
Alternate
Christian Wilson
Broadway debut
Little Michael
Alternate
Tour Dancer
 
Randy Jackson
 
Jackie Wilson (dancer)
Little Marlon
Tour Singer
 
Jackie Jackson
 
James Brown (vocal)
Ayana George
Broadway debut
Kate
 
Katherine Jackson
Tour Dancer
 
Soul Train Dancer
Apollo Levine
Broadway debut
Tour Singer
 
Tito Jackson
 
Quincy Jones
 
Jackie Wilson (vocal)
Carina-Kay Louchiey
Broadway debut
Tour Dancer
 
Suzanne de Passe
 
Isley Brother (dancer)
Tour Dancer
 
Isley Brother (dancer)
 
Nicholas Brother
Kyle Robinson
Broadway debut
Tour Dancer
 
Fred Astaire
 
Berry Gordy
 
Don Cornelius
 
Doctor
Dave
Tour Dancer
 
Bob Fosse
 
Newscaster
Lamont Walker II
Broadway debut
Keith
 
Jermaine Jackson
 
Isley Brother (vocal)
Tour Dancer
 
Marlon Jackson
 
James Brown (dancer)
 
Nicholas Brother
Understudies: Devin Trey Campbell (Little Michael), John Edwards (Nick, Berry Gordy), Wonza Johnson (Rob/Joseph Jackson, Alejandro, Nick, Berry Gordy, Dave), Oyoyo Joi (Rachel), Apollo Levine (Rob/Joseph Jackson, Nick, Berry Gordy), Renni Anthony Magee (Little Marlon), Ramone Nelson (Dave, Nick, Berry Gordy), Aramie Payton (MJ, Michael), Kyle Robinson (Alejandro, Dave), Walter Russell III (Little Marlon), Antoine L. Smith (Rob/Joseph Jackson), Kamille Upshaw (Rachel), Ryan VanDenBoom (Alejandro), Lamont Walker II (MJ, Michael), Zelig Williams (Michael, Little Marlon), Christian Wilson (Little Marlon) and Darius Wright (MJ)
Myles Frost
Broadway debut
MJ
Rob/Joseph Jackson
Tavon Olds-Sample
Broadway debut
Tour Singer
 
Michael
 
Isley Brother (dancer)
Gabriel Ruiz
Broadway debut
Alejandro
Little Michael
Alternate
Christian Wilson
Broadway debut
Little Michael
Alternate
Tour Dancer
 
Randy Jackson
 
Jackie Wilson (dancer)
Little Marlon
Tour Singer
 
Jackie Jackson
 
James Brown (vocal)
Ayana George
Broadway debut
Kate
 
Katherine Jackson
Tour Dancer
 
Soul Train Dancer
Apollo Levine
Broadway debut
Tour Singer
 
Tito Jackson
 
Quincy Jones
 
Jackie Wilson (vocal)
Carina-Kay Louchiey
Broadway debut
Tour Dancer
 
Suzanne de Passe
 
Isley Brother (dancer)
Tour Dancer
 
Isley Brother (dancer)
 
Nicholas Brother
Kyle Robinson
Broadway debut
Tour Dancer
 
Fred Astaire
 
Berry Gordy
 
Don Cornelius
 
Doctor
Dave
Tour Dancer
 
Bob Fosse
 
Newscaster
Lamont Walker II
Broadway debut
Keith
 
Jermaine Jackson
 
Isley Brother (vocal)
Tour Dancer
 
Marlon Jackson
 
James Brown (dancer)
 
Nicholas Brother
Understudies: Devin Trey Campbell (Little Michael), John Edwards (Nick, Berry Gordy), Wonza Johnson (Rob/Joseph Jackson, Alejandro, Nick, Berry Gordy, Dave), Oyoyo Joi (Rachel, Kate, Katherine Jackson), Apollo Levine (Rob/Joseph Jackson, Nick, Berry Gordy), Renni Anthony Magee (Little Marlon), Ramone Nelson (Dave, Nick, Berry Gordy), Aramie Payton (MJ, Michael), Kyle Robinson (Alejandro, Dave), Walter Russell III (Little Marlon), Antoine L. Smith (Rob/Joseph Jackson), Kamille Upshaw (Rachel), Ryan VanDenBoom (Alejandro), Lamont Walker II (MJ, Michael), Zelig Williams (Michael, Little Marlon), Christian Wilson (Little Marlon) and Darius Wright (MJ)

Neil Simon Theatre (Feb 01, 2022 - Present)

Understudy: Oyoyo Joi (Kate, Katherine Jackson)
Bad
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Beat It
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Billie Jean
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Black or White
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Can You Feel It
(music by Michael Jackson and Jackie Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson and Jackie Jackson)
Climb Ev'ry Mountain
(music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II)
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Earth Song
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Ease on Down the Road
(music by Charlie Smalls; lyrics by Charlie Smalls)
For the Love of the Money
(music by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Anthony Jackson; lyrics by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Anthony Jackson)
Human Nature
(music by John Bettis and Steven M. Porcaro; lyrics by John Bettis and Steven M. Porcaro)
I Can't Help It
(music by Susaye Greene and Stevie Wonder; lyrics by Susaye Greene and Stevie Wonder)
La La Means I Love You
(music by Thomas Bell and William Hart; lyrics by Thomas Bell and William Hart)
Man in the Mirror
(music by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett; lyrics by Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett)
Money
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Oyin Momo Ado
(music by Babatunde Olatunji; lyrics by Babatunde Olatunji)
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
(music by James Brown; lyrics by James Brown)
Price of Fame
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Rock With You
(music by Rod Temperton; lyrics by Rod Temperton)
She's Out of My Life
(music by Tom Bahler; lyrics by Tom Bahler)
Smooth Criminal
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Stranger in Moscow
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Tabloid Junkie
(music by James Harris, Michael Jackson and Terry Lewis; lyrics by James Harris, Michael Jackson and Terry Lewis)
The Sound of Philadelphia Soul Train Theme Song
(music by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; lyrics by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff)
The Way You Make Me Feel
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
They Don't Care About Us
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Thriller
(music by Rod Temperton; lyrics by Rod Temperton)
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
Workin' Day and Night
(music by Michael Jackson; lyrics by Michael Jackson)
You Can't Win
(music by Charlie Smalls; lyrics by Charlie Smalls)
Your Love Has Lifted Me (Higher & Higher)
(music by Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner and Carl William Smith; lyrics by Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner and Carl William Smith)

Tony Award®

 
 

Best Book of a Musical

2022 Nominee
Book by Lynn Nottage
 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

2022 Nominee
Myles Frost
 

Best Choreography

2022 Nominee
Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon
 

Best Direction of a Musical

2022 Nominee
Directed by Christopher Wheeldon
 

Best Orchestrations

2022 Nominee
Music orchestrated by David Holcenberg and Jason Michael Webb
 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

2022 Nominee
Scenic Design by Derek McLane
Projection Design by Peter Nigrini
 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

2022 Nominee
Costume Design by Paul Tazewell
 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

2022 Nominee
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
 

Best Sound Design of a Musical

2022 Nominee
Sound Design by Gareth Owen

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

2022 Nominee
Myles Frost
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

2022 Nominee
Tavon Olds-Sample
 

Outstanding Choreography

2022 Nominee
Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon , Rich + Tone Talauega and Michael Balderrama
 

Outstanding Orchestrations

2022 Nominee
Music orchestrated by David Holcenberg and Jason Michael Webb
 

Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical

2022 Nominee
Sound Design by Gareth Owen
 

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical

2022 Nominee
Lighting Design by Natasha Katz
 

Outstanding Wig and Hair Design

2022 Nominee
Hair and Wig Design by Charles LaPointe

Theatre World

Award

2022 Recipient
Myles Frost
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