The UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute show Michael Starring Ben is to get its West End premiere with an exclusive one-off performance at the legendary London Palladium.
It is announced today that the acclaimed production, celebrating the music of the King Of Pop, will be at the London Palladium for one night only on Saturday, 6th April 2019.
2019 marks 10 years since the death of Michael Jackson, arguably one of the most popular and influential entertainers in the world.
And Michael Jackson fans will be wowed by Ben Bowman who stars in this concert production, supported by a stunning live band. Ben not only looks and sounds like Michael Jackson, but has honed his routine so impeccably that audiences believe they are watching their hero.
The Palladium audience will enjoy a full night honouring the King Of Pop, including hits such as Bad, Beat It, Billie Jean, Man In The Mirror, Smooth Criminal and the phenomenal track Thriller.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, 8th February 2019.
Ben Bowman is in demand across the world for his shows, which have been hailed as the most exciting tribute of the King Of Pop to have ever toured UK theatres. In 2019 Michael Starring Ben is already playing more than 40 theatres across the country and promoters Cuffe and Taylor and James Baker Productions are delighted to now be giving the show its West End premiere.
Speaking about the London Palladium show, Ben said: “I’ve spent so many years working towards this moment, to be able to bring Michael Starring Ben into London’s West End – and more than that, to the incredible theatre that is the London Palladium is beyond my dreams.
“When I think of all the massive stars who have performed there over the years, I cannot wait to celebrate the music of my hero Michael Jackson on that famous stage.
“I feel so honoured to have been able to use my talent here on earth to channel Michael’s legacy and I will do it for as long as I possibly can in homage to him making me the person I am today.”
Cheryl Nicholls, Cuffe and Taylor’s Theatre and Special Projects Promoter, added: “We are thrilled to be bringing Michael Starring Ben to the London Palladium for its West End premiere.
“Ben works so hard to create this fantastic night of music from one of the world’s greatest ever entertainers, and fans are in for an absolute treat to be able to see the show at the Palladium.
“Michael Starring Ben is the most powerful tribute to Michael Jackson and how fitting to be taking this show to such an iconic world-renowned venue in the year when we mark 10 years since Michael Jackson’s untimely death.”
Ben was just eight-years-old when he saw his musical hero live in concert. Already a devoted fan, the experience was to seal his fate as he embarked on a life-long career as a tribute artist to the star.
With an incredible live band, stunning costumes, iconic dance routines and of course, the inimitable Ben, the show delivers the most authentic, lively and powerful re-creation of the iconic superstar that audiences will see anywhere.
Ben added: “I was always enchanted by how people reacted to Michael, the way they screamed and became hysterical. I love that we, as a team, are able to provoke that kind of reaction from a crowd. I love the screaming crying girls! They’re my favourite!”
Michael Starring Ben features not only the greatest hits of Michael Jackson but also The Jackson 5. The show brings together a fresh blend mixing elements of Jackson’s own stage shows with exciting new arrangements combined with a stunning light show to create the perfect celebration of Michael and his music.