STEVIE WONDER

 

BIO: Dubbed “Little Stevie Wonder” by Motown’s Berry Gordy, he was signed to the label when he was only 12 years old and was just 13 when the live recording “Fingertips (Part 2)” hit no. 1 pop and R&B. Pla... (read more...)

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World-Famous Impersonators THE EDWARDS TWINS Set for Tilden Arts CenterWorld-Famous Impersonators THE EDWARDS TWINS Set for Tilden Arts Center
July 29, 2016

?The superstars are coming to Hyannis as the world-famous celebrity impersonators The Edwards Twins bring their highly acclaimed show, An Evening with The Stars, to the Tilden Arts Center in Hyannis. (more...)


Motown-Inspired Animated Series in the Works at NetflixMotown-Inspired Animated Series in the Works at Netflix
July 28, 2016

Netflix, Grace: A Storytelling Company (Grace) and Beyond International (Beyond) announced today that a new animated original series for kids based on the illustrious Motown catalog of songs is coming... (more...)


Cast Announced for West Coast Premiere of BARBECUE at Geffen PlayhouseCast Announced for West Coast Premiere of BARBECUE at Geffen Playhouse
July 28, 2016

Geffen Playhouse has just announced the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Barbecue, written by Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara. Tony nominee Colman Domingo directs the pro... (more...)


Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for BLACK MIRROR, GILMORE GIRLS & MoreNetflix Announces Premiere Dates for BLACK MIRROR, GILMORE GIRLS & More
July 28, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced premiere dates for eight upcoming series that span documentary, drama and comedy, including: Chef's Table: France; Joe Swanberg's Easy... (more...)


CBS's New CARPOOL KARAOKE Series to 'Sing' Exclusively with Apple MusicCBS's New CARPOOL KARAOKE Series to 'Sing' Exclusively with Apple Music
July 27, 2016

Apple Music will be the global home of CBS Television Studio's highly anticipated new CARPOOL KARAOKE series through an exclusive first-window licensing agreement announced today. (more...)


BWW TV: Find Out Which Motown Hits Get the Cast Dancing in the Street!BWW TV: Find Out Which Motown Hits Get the Cast Dancing in the Street!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 23, 2016

The show features over sixty hits from the Motown catalogue, leaving just one important question- which one is the best? Watch below as the cast decides! (more...)


BWW Review: The Music of MOTOWN Returns; Unfortunately, So Does The BookBWW Review: The Music of MOTOWN Returns; Unfortunately, So Does The Book
by Michael Dale - July 22, 2016

Despite clunky writing, Berry Gordy's autobiographical musical is packed with great songs and terrific performances. (more...)


BREAKING NEWS: MOTOWN Will Conclude Broadway Run Early on July 31BREAKING NEWS: MOTOWN Will Conclude Broadway Run Early on July 31
July 21, 2016

The Broadway return engagement of Motown The Musical, the last stop on the First National Tour, will play its final performance at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Sunday, July 31, 20... (more...)


VIDEO: First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Corden for Carpool KaraokeVIDEO: First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Corden for Carpool Karaoke
July 21, 2016

James Corden's White House tour took an unthinkable turn last night with First Lady Michelle Obama joining him for a drive around the grounds singing Stevie Wonder and Beyonce. (more...)


MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Digital Lottery, Student Rush Launch This WeekMOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Digital Lottery, Student Rush Launch This Week
July 19, 2016

Motown the Musical has just announced its digital lottery and student rush policies for its Broadway return. (more...)


Photo Coverage: They're Back! Berry Gordy Helps MOTOWN Celebrate Broadway ReturnPhoto Coverage: They're Back! Berry Gordy Helps MOTOWN Celebrate Broadway Return
by Jennifer Broski - July 15, 2016

Motown the Musical returned to Broadway this week at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016.  (more...)


TWITTER WATCH: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Brandon Niederauer Meets MOTOWN's Berry GordyTWITTER WATCH: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Brandon Niederauer Meets MOTOWN's Berry Gordy
by Michael Dale - July 15, 2016

The young guitarist who thrills audiences at SCHOOL OF ROCK was thrilled to meet a music pioneer. (more...)


BWW TV: Bryant Park Gets Its Groove On with the Cast of MOTOWN!BWW TV: Bryant Park Gets Its Groove On with the Cast of MOTOWN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 14, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of Motown (Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes, J.J. Batteast, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Rashad Naylor, Marq Moss, Rod Harrelson, Galen J. Williams, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Tris... (more...)


VIDEO: MOTOWN Returns To Broadway As Cast Connects Past and PresentVIDEO: MOTOWN Returns To Broadway As Cast Connects Past and Present
by Michael Dale - July 14, 2016

MOTOWN cast members talk about establishing a connection to the 1960s and gaining perspective while touring the country. (more...)


Montego Glover and Joshua Henry to Join The New York Pops at Feinstein's/54 BelowMontego Glover and Joshua Henry to Join The New York Pops at Feinstein's/54 Below
July 14, 2016

On September 19, 2016, The New York Pops will return to Feinstein's/54 Below in Manhattan, NY, for a cabaret performance starring Tony nominees Montego Glover and Joshua Henry. The night will be an in... (more...)


BWW Interview: MONSTAH BLACK, The Interview. Part IIBWW Interview: MONSTAH BLACK, The Interview. Part II
by Juan Michael Porter II - July 14, 2016

Well, yeah. I guess I am self-made. Because - thinking in terms of what my goals have been all my life - I've had very specific ideas around what I've wanted to do since I was about three. I can remem... (more...)


The National Civil Rights Museum Announces 25th Freedom AwardThe National Civil Rights Museum Announces 25th Freedom Award
July 13, 2016

Today, the National Civil Rights Museum announced recipients of The Freedom Award, the museum's signature event that honors outstanding individuals for their significant contributions to civil and hum... (more...)


Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway TonightHere They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - July 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll... (more...)


Tony Winner Billy Porter to Helm Huntington Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG in 2017Tony Winner Billy Porter to Helm Huntington Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG in 2017
July 12, 2016

Tony Award winner Billy Porter will return to the Huntington to direct next seasons Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. Mr. Porter directed the Huntington's 2015 production of George C. Wolfe's The C... (more...)


Bid To Appear in Broadway's MOTOWN, Support Vineyard Arts ProjectBid To Appear in Broadway's MOTOWN, Support Vineyard Arts Project
by Michael Dale - July 11, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers a chance to appear in the return engagement of the Broadway hit featuring some of the world's most beloved music. (more...)


San Francisco to Celebrate Tony Bennett with Statue, Benefit Concert This AugustSan Francisco to Celebrate Tony Bennett with Statue, Benefit Concert This August
July 11, 2016

In recognition of internationally renowned singer, painter and civic leader Tony Bennett's contributions to San Francisco, the City will honor him with several tributes celebrating his 90th birthday. (more...)


BWW TV: Get Ready and Preview MOTOWN's Broadway Return!BWW TV: Get Ready and Preview MOTOWN's Broadway Return!
by TV - Press Previews - July 11, 2016

?Motown the Musical returns to Broadway this summer, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunda... (more...)


Photo Coverage: Here They Come! Meet The Cast of Broadway-Bound MOTOWNPhoto Coverage: Here They Come! Meet The Cast of Broadway-Bound MOTOWN
by Walter McBride - July 11, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway this summer, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday... (more...)


BWW Interview: Broadway-Bound Allison Semmes Is Living Her Dream as MOTOWN's Diana RossBWW Interview: Broadway-Bound Allison Semmes Is Living Her Dream as MOTOWN's Diana Ross
by Ashley LaChant - July 10, 2016

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL has wowed audiences across the country, and after an exciting run on Broadway and a national tour, the magic of MOTOWN makes its way back to the Nederlander Theater for a limited 1... (more...)


Photo Coverage: Dancing in the Street! MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Rehearses for Broadway ReturnPhoto Coverage: Dancing in the Street! MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Rehearses for Broadway Return
by Walter McBride - July 09, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway this summer, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday... (more...)







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