( ENSPIRE Music ) ‘MJ The Musical’, or ‘MJ’, Releases Original Broadway Cast Soundtrack Featuring the Works of Michael Jackson in Jukebox Musical Style
ENSPIRE Contributor: J. Faith Malicdem
The Tony Award-Winning “MJ The Musical,” released the Original Broadway Cast soundtrack just in time for moonwalking this weekend. The soundtrack has been impressing fans on the internet with its arrangements and electric performances. Undeniably, the highly anticipated drop has swept listeners off their feet.
Tony Award Winner Myles Frost plays the character adapted from Michael Jackson. Frost kicks off the soundtrack with ‘Beat It,’ carrying impressive energy throughout his performance. Particularly with songs like ‘Billie Jean,’ and ‘Thriller,’ audiences get a blast from the past. He announced the soundtrack drop on his Instagram story. “I just wanna say, ya’ll better be tuning into that cast album, baby! Enjoy it,” he raved.
Playwright Lynn Nottage wrote ‘MJ’, and Christopher Wheeldon took on the project as director. Unfortunately because of COVID, the show postponed its mid-2020 premiere on Broadway. Eventually, ‘MJ’ premiered at the Neil Simon Theatre on Feb. 1, 2022. The musical has since been nominated for 10 Tony Awards. Four of which markedly won for Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design, Best Sound Design, and as aforementioned, Best Actor in a Musical.
Evidently, the release of ‘MJ The Musical’ is cause for moonwalking indeed! Be sure to give it a listen on Apple Music, Spotify, and more.