Berry Gordy News

Date of Birth: November 28, 1929 (87)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Male
The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party on Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM atThe George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the era of neon, teased hair, and shoulder pads as the American Pops interpret the popular music of the 1980's. This "rad" original program combines DJ mixing, live orchestra, dancers, and hot vocalists to bring back favorite music of the 1980's in a whole new way. 80's inspired attire is encouraged. Our talented performers lead the party and will get you into the groove like it's 1989. Tickets to the show are on sale now at www.TheAmericanPops.org. (more...)

New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 SeasonNew Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at the Fabulous Fox!MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at the Fabulous Fox!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's tour embarked on its third year at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, nearly 58 years to day that Motown Records was founded. The music of Motown began bringing people together back in 1959, reaching men and women of different cultures, religion, ethnicity and ages, and has provided a message of hope and healing ever since. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Young MichaelsBWW TV: Meet MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Young Michaels
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2017

Meet Nana Ageyman-Bediako (11 years old from Haringey, London), Raphael Higgins-Humes (11 years old from Greenwich, London), Rio Myers (10 years old from Lewisham, London) and Tumo Reetsang (12 years old from Southwark, London), who alternate the roles of Young Michael Jackson, Young Berry Gordy and Young Stevie Wonder in the hit West End show MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. Click below to watch them share what they love about being in the show! (more...)

Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Musically Known as E, Releases New Single 'BELIEVE'Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Musically Known as E, Releases New Single 'BELIEVE'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

On Friday, March 10th, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, musically known as E, released his new pop dance single 'BELIEVE' which is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, Tidal and all digital music stores. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK, THE HUMANS, LOVE NEVER DIES and More on Tap for Broadway In Chicago's 2017-18 SeasonSCHOOL OF ROCK, THE HUMANS, LOVE NEVER DIES and More on Tap for Broadway In Chicago's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced its next season line-up: Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK, Broadway sensation WICKED, 2016 Tony Award-winning Best Play THE HUMANS and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)

BWW Review: OKC Broadway Dazzles With the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Review: OKC Broadway Dazzles With the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Ronn Burton - Mar 10, 2017

OKC Broadway presents the national tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL March 7th-12th, 2017 at the Civic Center Musical Hall. Staged by Schele Williams (associate director from the Broadway production, originally directed by Charles Randolph-Wright) MOTOWN delivers a buzzing, delightful evening of your favorite songs - and they've never been done better. The audience was up on their feet dancing by the end of the show, and throughout the evening could often be found waving their hands in the air and singing along (you can decide for yourself whether this is a good or bad thing.) If you're looking for a trip down memory lane, head down to the Civic Center and experience an effervescent evening of MOTOWN music. (more...)

CABARET, DIRTY DANCING, and More Fill Broadway in Wilmington's 2017-18 SeasonCABARET, DIRTY DANCING, and More Fill Broadway in Wilmington's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

The 2017-2018 Broadway in Wilmington series at The Playhouse on Rodney Square was announced today at a special launch event. The Broadway Series, the third season under the management of The Grand Opera House, includes four week-long productions, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CABARET, DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY LIVE ON STAGE, and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. In addition, the schedule includes two limited-engagements, THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY and DANCE TO THE MOVIES. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed This WeekRoundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Fisher TheatreMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, and Broadway in Detroit are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will return to Detroit's Fisher Theatre, April 18-30.  (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Buell TheatreBWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Buell Theatre
by colin roybal - Feb 17, 2017

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KINKY BOOTS and 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Highlight Broadway in Thousand Oaks' 2017-18 SeasonKINKY BOOTS and 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Highlight Broadway in Thousand Oaks' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Tony Award-winning Best Musicals KINKY BOOTS and A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER highlight the 2017-18 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series, presented by Theater League at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. (more...)

The Temptations and The Four Tops to Play bergenPAC in MarchThe Temptations and The Four Tops to Play bergenPAC in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Temptations and The Four Tops part of the Kundert Volvo Concert Series-Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Announces Booking to February 2018!MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Announces Booking to February 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The hit West End production of Motown the Musical today (10 February 2017) releases over 200,000 new tickets for sale with the show now booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 24 February 2018 as the production celebrates its first birthday in London. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Fabulous FoxMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are proud to announce the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

William Shatner to Perform in Cirque du Soleil's Fifth Annual ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROPWilliam Shatner to Perform in Cirque du Soleil's Fifth Annual ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

On Friday, March 3, two-time Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner will perform alongside multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors in the fifth annual One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil. (more...)

National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sending Message of UnityNational Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sending Message of Unity
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's tour embarked on its third year at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, nearly 58 years to day that Motown Records was founded. The music of Motown began bringing people together back in 1959, reaching men and women of different cultures, religion, ethnicity and ages, and has provided a message of hope and healing ever since. (more...)

To the Revolution! Rachelle Ann Go, Rachel John, and More Announced for West End HAMILTONTo the Revolution! Rachelle Ann Go, Rachel John, and More Announced for West End HAMILTON
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 26, 2017

The casting revolution begins. It has been reported that Rachelle Ann Go (Eliza Hamilton), Rachel John (Angelica Schuyler), Tarrinn Callendar (Hercules Mulligan/James Madison), Giles Terera (Aaron Burr), Obioma Ugoala (George Washington), Cleve September (John Laurens/Philip Hamilton), and Jason Pennycooke (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson) have signed on for the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton'. (more...)

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and LOVE NEVER DIES Lead Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 SeasonHAMILTON, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and LOVE NEVER DIES Lead Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

HAMILTON, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and LOVE NEVER DIES Lead Broadway/San Diego's 2017-2018 Season (more...)


by BWW Contests - Jan 18, 2017

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