Berry Gordy News

 

Berry Gordy News

Date of Birth: November 28, 1929 (86)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Male
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...)

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 - Jul 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 - Jul 15, 2016

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

Photo Coverage: Casts of MOTOWN, CHICAGO & More Return to Broadway in Bryant Park!Photo Coverage: Casts of MOTOWN, CHICAGO & More Return to Broadway in Bryant Park!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 15, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that continued this week, July 14 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. (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 - Jul 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., Trisha Jeffrey,Krisha Marcano, Chante Carmel, Nik Alexander, Chadae, Julius Thomas III, Loren Lott,Ramone Owens, Olivia Puckett, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Martina Sykes, Anissa Felix, Talya Groves, Nicholas Ryan) who performed the songs 'I Want You Back,' 'Stop! In the Name of Love,' 'Do You Love Me,' 'Get Ready,' 'Dancing in the Street' and more. Check out highlights below! (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 - Jul 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 - Jul 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 photo coverage below! (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 - Jul 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...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/12/2016 - MOTOWN Moves Back, Javier Munoz and More!Broadway AM Report, 7/12/2016 - MOTOWN Moves Back, Javier Munoz and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 12, 2016

Today's big news: MOTOWN returns to Broadway, and Javier Munoz appears on TODAY! (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 - Jul 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 - Jul 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 peek below! (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 - Jul 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 company below! (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 - Jul 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 years in the MOTOWN family, continues to sparkle in the role of Diana Ross. (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 - Jul 9, 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 rehearsals below! (more...)

UMe Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Diana Ross' 'Love Hangover' With Vinyl ReissueUMe Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Diana Ross' 'Love Hangover' With Vinyl Reissue
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Diana Ross was six years into her wildly successful solo career from the Supremes when she outdid herself, releasing a self-titled project, her seventh studio album, that included two No. 1 pop smashes (more...)

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