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‘Ain’t Too Proud’ star Ephraim Sykes to star as Michael Jackson in ‘MJ the Musical’


MJ the MusicalEphraim Sykes, who earned a Tony nomination earlier this year for his performance in Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations has been tapped to play Michael Jackson in the upcoming Broadway production MJ the Musical.

Opening night for the highly-anticipated musical has been set for August 13, 2020 at the Neil Simon Theatre, with performances to officially start on Monday, July 6, 2020.

Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the production, which will also feature a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and a score that includes some of MJ’s most popular and top-selling songs.

Ephraim Sykes is a bonafide triple threat, and dynamic rising star on Broadway,” Wheeldon said in a statement. “I am honored to be working with him on this exciting new production.”

Tickets for MJ the Musical will go on sale on January 15, 2020, at 10 a.m. To sign-up for priority ticket access, go to

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