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MOTOWN Plays Final Broadway Performance Today MOTOWN Plays Final Broadway Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2016

The Broadway return engagement of Motown the Musical, the last stop on the First National Tour, will play its final performance  today at The Nederlander Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: The Music of MOTOWN Returns; Unfortunately, So Does The Book BWW 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 31 BREAKING NEWS: MOTOWN Will Conclude Broadway Run Early on July 31
by BWW News Desk - 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, 2016.... (more...)
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Digital Lottery, Student Rush Launch This Week MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Digital Lottery, Student Rush Launch This Week
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2016

Motown the Musical has just announced its digital lottery and student rush policies for its Broadway return.... (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...)
TWITTER WATCH: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Brandon Niederauer Meets MOTOWN's Berry Gordy TWITTER 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...)
Photo Coverage: They're Back! Berry Gordy Helps MOTOWN Celebrate Broadway Return Photo 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...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside MOTOWN's Gypsy Robe Ceremony! Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside MOTOWN's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - July 18, 2016

Motown the Musical returned to Broadway last week at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony and below, check out photos of recipient Rod Harrelson with... (more...)
VIDEO: MOTOWN Returns To Broadway As Cast Connects Past and Present VIDEO: 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...)
Photo Coverage: MOTOWN's Berry Gordy gets His Place on the Walls of Sardi's! Photo Coverage: MOTOWN's Berry Gordy gets His Place on the Walls of Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - July 14, 2016

Just yesterday, Motown founder and legendary songwriter, producer, director, innovative entrepreneur, teacher and visionary Berry Gordy joined the ranks of Broadway royalty as he was honored with his very own Sardi's portrait. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special occasion and you can check out ... (more...)
Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight Here 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 down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below!... (more...)
Bid To Appear in Broadway's MOTOWN, Support Vineyard Arts Project Bid 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...)
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 Sunday, November 13, 2016. The company just previewed the show, and BroadwayWorld is giving you a sneak p... (more...)
Photo Coverage: Dancing in the Street! MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Rehearses for Broadway Return Photo 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, November 13, 2016. The company just previewed the show, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from r... (more...)
Photo Coverage: Here They Come! Meet The Cast of Broadway-Bound MOTOWN Photo 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, November 13, 2016. The company just previewed the show, and you can get acquainted with the whole ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Broadway-Bound Allison Semmes Is Living Her Dream as MOTOWN's Diana Ross BWW 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 18 week engagement. BroadwayWorld sat down with the lovely Allison Semmes, who, after two and a half ... (more...)
Up on the Marquee: MOTOWN Back on Broadway! Up on the Marquee: MOTOWN Back on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - June 21, 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, November 13, 2016.... (more...)
Obioma Ugoala to Play 'Smokey Robinson' in London's MOTOWN; Show Extends to Autumn 2017 Obioma Ugoala to Play 'Smokey Robinson' in London's MOTOWN; Show Extends to Autumn 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

MOTOWN is getting a new Smokey! Not only that, but the Daily Mail writes that the West End production of Motown the Musical is extending through October 2017. Obioma Ugoala will join the cast as 'Smokey Robinson' starting July 4, 2016.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Allison Semmes as Diana Ross in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Tour BWW Interviews: Allison Semmes as Diana Ross in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - April 22, 2016

As MOTOWN THE MUSICAL continues to tour all over North America, the success of the show is evident. Every city has welcomed the show with open arms and enjoyed the walk down memory lane with iconic figures like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. Allison Semmes has the privil... (more...)
BWW Interview: Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Tour BWW Interview: Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - April 21, 2016

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opened in NYC to enthusiastic audiences in 2013. The strength of the show brought in great audiences. As the popularity continued, a national tour began. Currently playing to role of Marvin Gaye, Jarran Muse shared with BWW some of the highlights of his career and how he came to b... (more...)
Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes, Jesse Nager & Jarran Muse Will Lead MOTOWN's Broadway Return; Full Cast Announced! Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes, Jesse Nager & Jarran Muse Will Lead MOTOWN's Broadway Return; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy just announced complete casting for the Broadway return of Motown The Musical, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN Hits Fox Cities P.A.C. BWW Review: MOTOWN Hits Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa - April 06, 2016

If you haven't heard it through the grapevine, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has arrived at the Fox Cities P.A.C. Prepare to be impressed... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Shaftesbury Theatre, March 10 2016 BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Shaftesbury Theatre, March 10 2016
by Tom Cox - March 10, 2016

Motown the Musical smashes together all of your favourite Motown hits, while following the story of Berry Gordy, the man who made it all happen.... (more...)
Review Roundup: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens in the West End Review Roundup: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - March 08, 2016

The West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL officially opens tonight 8 March 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Let's see what the critics had to say...... (more...)
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight in the West End MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2016

The West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL officially opens tonight 8 March 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICALis directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. ... (more...)