MOTOWN's Berry Gordy Set for BROADWAY NAMES WITH JULIE JAMES, 1/18

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MOTOWN's Berry Gordy Set for BROADWAY NAMES WITH JULIE JAMES, 1/18

Motown The Musical creator and legendary Motown record label founder Berry Gordy will appear this weekend on Sirius XM's "Broadway Names with Julie James" to chat with Sirius XM's theatre gal-about-town about bringing the legacy of Motown to the Broadway stage.

Tune into the Sirus XM Radio program "Broadway Names with Julie James" on Channel 106 this Saturday, January 18 at 8:00pm EST. The segment repeats on Sunday, January 19 at 12:00pm; Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00am; and Thursday, January 23 at 9:00pm.

Julie James is your theatre gal-about-town - covering events, going behind the scenes and sharing comments from your favorite stars. She'll also give you all the week's dish, drama and newsy bits so you know exactly what's making the theatre world turn. Get the Broadway scoop!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, began performances March 11, 2013 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and opened April 14, 2013.

It began as one man's story... became everyone's music...and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and so many more.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on Broadway in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's creative team features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Blues in the Night) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award nominee ESosa (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, "Project Runway"), lighting design by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Once, Sister Act), sound design by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Jekyll and Hyde).

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features arrangements and orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as musical supervisor for the 18 piece orchestra that reproduces the classic "Sound of Young America" for the Broadway stage, with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award nominee Bryan Crook ("Smash"), dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and music direction by Joseph Joubert (Nice Work If You Can Get It).

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is produced by Tony Award winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL plays Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm; Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 3pm; Dark Monday.

Tickets prices range from $72.00 - $167.00 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Limited $49 orchestra seats are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in January and February only.

Photo by Walter McBride

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