My partner (who is black) and I have been arguing all morning about the show. He knows damn well that Jackson did the things he's accused of but he still wants to see the show.
I was hoping to do a late October trip to New York, but he's pushing me for an early or mid-December one so we can see MJ. I'm hoping that one of his aunts (whom he respects and listens to) will tell him not to see it. They advised him not to see Ain't Too Proud because it whitewashed the fact that the guys were all unfaithful husbands, neglectful fathers, and drug abusers.
I saw that show without him. I did enjoy the music and the performances, but thought the book was simplistic and superficial, certainly no Jersey Boys or Beautiful. I did, however, buy the cast album and listen to it on occasion. The guys in the cast were all pretty nice to me at the stage door.
We both liked Tina, primarily because Adrienne Warren's performance was a knock-out.