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Also Credited As:
  • Berry Gordy, Jr.

  • Date Of Birth:
    November 28, 1929 (85)
    Birth Place:
    Detroit, MI, USA
    Gender:
    Male
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    Berry Gordy Reveals MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Film is 'In the Works'!Berry Gordy Reveals MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Film is 'In the Works'!
    by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

    In a new interview with Billboard.com, legends of music Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson reflect on the success of the Broadway production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL and reveal that a big screen adaptation of the show is 'in the works'! (more...)

    Orpheum Theatre's 2nd Annual Break-A-Leg 5K, Inspired by MOTOWN, Set for Next MonthOrpheum Theatre's 2nd Annual Break-A-Leg 5K, Inspired by MOTOWN, Set for Next Month
    by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

    The Orpheum Theatre will host its second annual Break-A-Leg 5K on Sunday, June 28th at 2:00 PM.  This year's event will be themed around MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, playing at the Orpheum Theatre July 14 - 19, 2015. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: MARLEY: A Rare and Topical Event at Center StageBWW Reviews: MARLEY: A Rare and Topical Event at Center Stage
    by Jack L. B. Gohn - May 18, 2015

    Even though the historical Marley was probably mainly thinking about apartheid when he sang these words, you could not possibly sing them on a Baltimore stage these days without making the audience think of events closer to home. Bob Marley, very self-consciously a prophet, sang for his moment, but he sang as well for the ages, which includes our own. Center Stage could not have bought Bob Marley's topicality, but it could earn it, and did. One could believe it really was Marley up there, singing right to us. (more...)

    West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
    by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

    Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  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.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

    MOTOWN THE MUSICAL To Open At Shaftesbury Theatre, Feb 2016!MOTOWN THE MUSICAL To Open At Shaftesbury Theatre, Feb 2016!
    by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

    Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  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. London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

    MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates at West End's Shaftesbury TheatreMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates at West End's Shaftesbury Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

    As previously announced, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will be shakin' it in the West End next spring. And now The Daily Mail has revealed the musical's dates at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the show is set to begin previews on February 11, with an opening slated for March 8, 2015.  (more...)

    DakhaBrakha, Taylor Mac, Mark Morris Dance, IF/THEN and More Highlight Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-16 SeasonDakhaBrakha, Taylor Mac, Mark Morris Dance, IF/THEN and More Highlight Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-16 Season
    by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

    Art & culture are vital to our existence and Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-2016 season features ample offerings of live performance experiences from arts provocateurs, global masters, cultural icons, and contemporary legends. (more...)

    WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony TheatreWORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

    The Colony Theatre has announced that the final production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass will be EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MAY 24 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: The Legendary Groove Comes to Life in MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: The Legendary Groove Comes to Life in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
    by Ellen Dostal - May 4, 2015

    Turning a profit in the theatre business is challenging at best but it isn't surprising that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL easily recouped its initial investment during its run on Broadway, or its outlay for the First National Tour, now playing at the Hollywood Pantages. The popularity of the Motown sound is undeniable. Even if you wanted to, it's impossible to keep from being carried away by the irresistible groove of the music. And why would you even want to try? (more...)

    MOTOWN National Tour Celebrates First Anniversary on the RoadMOTOWN National Tour Celebrates First Anniversary on the Road
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

    = Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy have announced that First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will celebrate its one year anniversary on May 8, 2015. (more...)

    THE BOOK OF MORMON, MATILDA & More Set for Wharton Center's 2015-16 SeasonTHE BOOK OF MORMON, MATILDA & More Set for Wharton Center's 2015-16 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

    Wharton Center's 2015-2016 season has nine Broadway blockbusters, a handful of superstars making their premiere at the Center and many brand-new titles. Executive Director Mike Brand says, "It's a magical season; really a Broadway bonanza that will satisfy the hunger our audiences have for the best shows on tour!" (more...)

    BWW Interviews: Young Reed Shannon Talks MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interviews: Young Reed Shannon Talks MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
    by Don Grigware - Apr 21, 2015

    Actor Reed Shannon is currently on tour with Motown the Musical playing Young Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. In our chat he talks about preparing for these roles and his young theatre life so far. Unbelievable! You are playing Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson when they were young like you. How difficult is it for you to differenciate between the 3 boys? What do you have to do physically and mentally to portray them? Did you watch tapes or listen to CDs to get the voices just right? I know Jackson performed young but I'm not sure about Little Stevie Wonder. (more...)

    New McCree Theatre to Present SINCERELY: THE MUSICAL ODYSSEY OF AN ORIGINAL MOONGLOW, 5/7-30New McCree Theatre to Present SINCERELY: THE MUSICAL ODYSSEY OF AN ORIGINAL MOONGLOW, 5/7-30
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

    The New McCree Theatre, 2040 W. Carpenter Road, Flint, is presenting the original musical revue, Sincerely: the Musical Odyssey of an Original Moonglow, written by Charles H. Winfrey, directed by Lawrence 'Chris' Young, with music directed by Dr. Phillip Young, May 7 - May 30, 2015. (more...)

    National Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & MoreNational Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & More
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

    Broadway at the National announces its 2015-16 season, featuring the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, the story of Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, the Tony® Award-winning Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, with its fresh new take on the beloved tale, and the reconceived adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, featuring additional new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The full subscription series also includes the highly anticipated return of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, as well as everyone's favorite orphan, Annie. (more...)

    New Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

    The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a storybook lineup that blends long-awaited returns with six of the hottest Broadway titles in its upcoming 2015-16 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series and Broadway special engagements. (more...)

    BWW Interviews: A Conversation with Producer/Director Martin WilkinsBWW Interviews: A Conversation with Producer/Director Martin Wilkins
    by Vickie Evans - Apr 14, 2015

    Martin Wilkins has an intensive professional theater career that include a long list of fellowships and freelance assignments at impressive venues such as The Arena Stage (Washington, DC) and The Eugene O'Neill Center Theater. Yet, here in Charlotte, we are glad to call him one of our own. (more...)

    THE BOOK OF MORMON to Anchor 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento SeasonTHE BOOK OF MORMON to Anchor 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento Season
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

    California Musical Theatre announced the 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring six shows not previously presented on the series, two of which were produced in the round at Music Circus but never before part of Broadway Sacramento. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/12/2015Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/12/2015
    by BWW - Apr 12, 2015

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/12/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

    Yale School of Drama Forms Frederick Loewe ScholarshipsYale School of Drama Forms Frederick Loewe Scholarships
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

    YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA has established two new scholarships with a $100,000 gift from The Frederick Loewe Foundation: the Frederick Loewe Musical Theatre Scholarship, which will be awarded to a playwriting student who demonstrates particular interest in musical theatre composition; and the Frederick Loewe Directing Scholarship in honor of Floria V. Lasky. (more...)

    MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play the Fox Theatre This Aug; Tickets on Sale 4/12MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play the Fox Theatre This Aug; Tickets on Sale 4/12
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

    Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Sunday, April 12 at 10 a.m. (more...)

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