The Broadway-bound musical MJ will hold open casting calls across the country as it searches for performers of all ages to play Michael Jackson.
As previously announced, Ain't Too Proud Tony nominee Ephraim Sykes will take on the title role when the musical opens at the Neil Simon Theatre this summer. The production is seeking performers to join him in playing the contended King of Pop at various stages of his life, as well as a young actor to play Jackson at age 10.
Performances will begin July 6, with opening night set for August 13. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage penned the script, with Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon tapped to direct and choreograph.
The open calls will take place in the following cities through February 1:
January 11, noon–3 PM
Hyatt Place, 1522 K Street NW
January 11, 1–3:30 PM
Gus Giordano Dance School, 5230 N Clark Street
January 12, 10 AM–12:30 PM
DoubleTree Suites, 525 W Lafayette Boulevard
January 12, noon–3 PM
Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
January 25, noon–3 PM
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland Street NE
New York City
January 25, 10 AM–1 PM
Telsey + Company, 1501 Broadway, Suite #510
*Must bring ID to enter the building
Los Angeles, California
February 1, 9 AM–1 PM
10501 Burbank Boulevard