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‘MJ’ to reprise special ‘Thriller’ Halloween performance

As they did in 2022, the cast of the bio-musical will offer an encore of Michael Jackson’s famed number.

Elijah Rhea Johnson as Michael Jackson and the company of “MJ” (Credit: Courtesy of DKC/O&M)

“MJ” will celebrate Halloween 2023 with a now-annual tradition. On Oct. 31, the cast will perform a special encore of the song “Thriller” after curtain call.

Though “Thriller” is performed within the musical, the post-bows rendition will include the iconic choreography plus special costumes, lighting and projections. 

Audiences are encouraged to attend the Oct. 31 performance in costume.

The company of “MJ” offered the same performance on Oct. 31, 2022, in celebration of Halloween.

Written by Lynn Nottage with a score of songs made famous by Michael Jackson, “MJ” tells the story of the King of Pop from his childhood up until rehearsals for his 1992 “Dangerous” tour. The musical features direction and Tony Award-winning choreography by Christopher Wheeldon with Michael Jackson movement by Rich + Tone Talauega. 

“MJ” is produced by Lia Vollack, John Branca and John McClain.