“MJ” director and choreographer Christoper Wheeldon has introduced brothers Rich and Tone Talauega as part of the musical’s creative team.
The Talauega brothers, who have been working with Wheeldon on the development of “MJ” for the past three years, will focus specifically on the Michael Jackson movement for the production. They were previously dancers on Michael Jackson’s tours and performances and have choreographed multiple Jackson-related projects since the pop star’s death, including Cirque Du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour” and “Michael Jackson One.”
“It has been very exciting to have them as a part of my team as their first-hand knowledge both of Michael’s life on tour and movement languages is invaluable and informed the authenticity of our show,” said Wheeldon in a press release.
Performances of “MJ” are scheduled to begin at the Neil Simon Theatre on Dec. 6, with an opening night set for Feb. 1.