Berry Gordy News

 

Berry Gordy News

Date of Birth: November 28, 1929 (86)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Male
Playhouse Square's State Theatre to Host THANKSGIVING SOUL JAMPlayhouse Square's State Theatre to Host THANKSGIVING SOUL JAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The most memorable hits from the decade of Motown, disco and dance join soul forces Sat., Nov. 26 at 7 pmin Playhouse Square's State Theatre for "Thanksgiving Soul Jam."  Tickets are on sale as of 11 am Sat., Sept. 24 priced at $89, $75, $65 & $55 at playhousesquare.org . 216-241-6000 and the Ticket Office (more...)

The Pennsylvania Blues Festival Marks its 25th Anniversary in Style!The Pennsylvania Blues Festival Marks its 25th Anniversary in Style!
by Tory Gates - Sep 23, 2016

“The blues will always be alive, the blues doesn't need our help.' -- Bill Wax, host of 'Roots and Fruits,' WPFW Radio, Washington, DC (more...)

Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy Awarded National Medal of Arts by President ObamaMotown Records Founder Berry Gordy Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Obama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

President Obama will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts to Motown Records founder Berry Gordy on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the East Room of The White House accompanied by The First Lady. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Mel Brooks, & More to Receive National Medal of ArtsAudra McDonald, Mel Brooks, & More to Receive National Medal of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

It was announced today that a number of Broadway veterans are set to be awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama later this month. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ONE NIGHT IN MOTOWN Comes to the BPASTAGE TUBE: ONE NIGHT IN MOTOWN Comes to the BPA
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2016

What icons do you think of when you hear Motown? Marvin Gaye? Diana Ross? The Temptations? Stevie Wonder? Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5? The list goes on! Two stars of Broadway's 'Motown: The Musical' come together for a concert honoring the record label that transformed America, Motown Records, and its founder, Berry Gordy. (more...)

MOTOWN Stars to Sing Iconic Tunes at BPA This SeptemberMOTOWN Stars to Sing Iconic Tunes at BPA This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

What icons come to mind when you hear Motown? Marvin Gaye? Diana Ross? The Temptations? Stevie Wonder? Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5? The list goes on! Two stars of Broadway's Motown the Musical come together for a concert honoring the record label that transformed America, Motown Records, and its founder, Berry Gordy. Jarran Muse (Marvin Gaye) takes audience members on a historical musical journey, accompanied by Martina Sykes (Mary Wells) for a celebration that is sure to bring patrons to their feet before the night is done. Featuring hits from the legendary Motown catalogue, One Night in MOTOWN is fun for all generations (more...)

MOTOWN LEGENDS REVUE, Burlesque Acts and More Set for Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret This SeptemberMOTOWN LEGENDS REVUE, Burlesque Acts and More Set for Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The fall season has arrived at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, featuring several fun, fresh, new shows and concerts. Scroll down for a look at the September lineup! (more...)

IndiMusic TV Welcomes New VJ Host Ally MelendezIndiMusic TV Welcomes New VJ Host Ally Melendez
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

IndiMusic TV - the #1 Worldwide Independent Music Video TV Channel and Social Network dedicated to the independent musician - recently welcomed new Personality/Journalist and VJ Ally Melendez to their team! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for 2016-17 Broadway Season at the Fabulous FoxTickets on Sale Next Month for 2016-17 Broadway Season at the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2016 - 2017 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Saturday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Legendary Motown Group The Temptations to Play The Orleans ShowroomLegendary Motown Group The Temptations to Play The Orleans Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Temptations, one of Motown's most successful and celebrated groups, will return to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 1 and 2. (more...)

BWW Review: Diana Ross Breezes Through the Songs and Costumes at Ravinia FestivalBWW Review: Diana Ross Breezes Through the Songs and Costumes at Ravinia Festival
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 9, 2016

It was another magical night at Ravinia Festival for the greatest diva of our time, Ms. Diana Ross! Tonight marks the first time Ms. Ross graces Ravinia Festival and she brought her daughter Rhonda Ross with her as well. As people started filling the pavilion, Rhonda opened first with a set of her original music. (more...)

A Fun Variety of Summer Entertainment Continues at Lannie's Clocktower CabaretA Fun Variety of Summer Entertainment Continues at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

A fun variety of summer entertainment continues at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret in August! (more...)

MOTOWN Plays Final Broadway Performance TodayMOTOWN Plays Final Broadway Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 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...)

Acrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 SeasonAcrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces programming for the 2016-17 season featuring internationally-acclaimed superstars in rock, dance, comedy, and jazz; family shows as part of the Family Discovery Series, returning favorites, the best of touring Broadway, and more! (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 - Jul 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 - Jul 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
by BWW News Desk - Jul 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...)

BWW Interview: Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interview: Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2016

Actor Obioma Ugoala has appeared in numerous RSC productions, including Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 & II and Henry V, as well Holy Warriors at the Globe and The Physicists at the Donmar. His screen credits include Doctors on the BBC and Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. He has recently joined the West End cast of Motown the Musical, playing soul legend Smokey Robinson. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Digital Lottery, Student Rush Launch This WeekMOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Digital Lottery, Student Rush Launch This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside MOTOWN's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside MOTOWN's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Jul 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 the company! (more...)

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