When “MJ: The Musical” meets “The Producers” … you get just a little one thing like this.
John Branca — one of many guys behind Broadway’s greatest spectacle proper now — went backstage Friday evening to satisfy the present’s lead star … Myles Frost, who performs Michael. That they had a cool little photo-op second collectively — flashing smiles and searching sharp.
‘MJ’ has been enjoying since earlier this February — after a number of delays, on account of COVID — and to date … it is a smash hit. Not solely has it been commercially profitable, however it has sat effectively with critics too … even snagging a handful of Tonys this 12 months, together with for Frost.
He received Finest Actor in a Musical — and ‘MJ’ has received some technical Tonys too, akin to Finest Choreography, Finest Lighting Design and Finest Sound Design. It is about Mike’s real-life 1992 Harmful tour, and the present provides a BTS glimpse at a few of his imagined rehearsals.
In fact, it additionally covers a ton of MJ hits alongside the way in which … together with his signature dance numbers as well. There was controversy round this at first, however most of that appears to have fallen by the wayside, particularly this many months into an extended and constant run.
MJ’s children even got here to see it when it first debuted. Is sensible — Branca is fairly tight with Michael’s property, so it is all within the household right here.