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Date of Birth: November 28, 1929 (86)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Male
Music Hall to Welcome Smokey Robinson, 6/10Music Hall to Welcome Smokey Robinson, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

?Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the beloved Detroit music Icon, Smokey Robinson on Friday, June 10th at 8pm in the historic main hall. It's Robinson's   first time performing in the Detroit area in 4 years. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL Is a Treat For The Eyes and EarsBWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL Is a Treat For The Eyes and Ears
by Frank Benge - Apr 27, 2016

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is a jukebox musical that premiered on Broadway in April 2013, receiving four Tony Award nominations. Based on Berry Gordy's 1994 autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, it tells the story of how he founded and ran the Motown record label. It also touches on his relationships with Diana Ross (Allison Semmes), Marvin Gaye (Jarran Muse), and Smokey Robinson (Jesse Nager). Digging deep into the Motown catalog, the show contains over 60 songs. With that many songs one would expect a pretty thin book; however, by wisely placing most of the focus on Gordy (Chester Gregory) and Ross' relationship and the rise and fall of Motown, we are given a compelling portrait of both Gordy and the music industry. MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is a celebration of the Motown sound… that sound that joined black and white America in ways nothing else has equaled before or since...that magical period in our past when we were invited to go dancing in the street to a brand new beat. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts This JuneMOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play a one-week engagement at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd.) from June 21-26, 2016. (more...)

DETROIT '67 at Center Stage - A Riveting ProductionDETROIT '67 at Center Stage - A Riveting Production
by Charles Shubow - Apr 26, 2016

Playwright Dominque Morisseau demonstrates why she has such a bright future. (more...)

Season Tickets to 2016-17 Broadway Las Vegas Season at The Smith Center on Sale Next WeekSeason Tickets to 2016-17 Broadway Las Vegas Season at The Smith Center on Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Season tickets for the highly anticipated 2016-2017 Broadway Las Vegas season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will be available for purchase beginning Monday, May 2. Sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores, the season will feature Tony Award-winning productions, Broadway smashes and first-ever national tours. For more information visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016
by - Apr 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICALBWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL
by Keith Waits - Apr 18, 2016

This week, a high-energy combination of the Motor City and the Great White Way burst into Louisville with the current Broadway Series production, Motown: the Musical, at the Kentucky Center. (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 - Apr 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...)

Opera/Pops Diva N'Kenge Debuts with Sarasota Symphony in THE BEAT GOES ONOpera/Pops Diva N'Kenge Debuts with Sarasota Symphony in THE BEAT GOES ON
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

Master vocalist and Symphony Siren Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) is coming to Sarasota, FL for the first time debuting with conductor Jack Everly at the Sarasota Symphony for the exciting The Beat Goes On show, Friday - Saturday, April 15 - April 16, 2016 (8:00pm). (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE,' 'MORMON' & More Set for Hershey Theatre's 2016-17 Broadway Series'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE,' 'MORMON' & More Set for Hershey Theatre's 2016-17 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

 Hershey Theatre has announced another highly anticipated season of top Broadway entertainment. Four critically acclaimed productions will grace the stage at the iconic venue.   The Book Of Mormon will anchor the season and play a limited one week engagement.  (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN Hits Fox Cities P.A.C.BWW Review: MOTOWN Hits Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa - Apr 6, 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...)

Iconic Motown Group The Temptations Coming to The Orleans Showroom, 5/7-8Iconic Motown Group The Temptations Coming to The Orleans Showroom, 5/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

?Historic Motown group The Temptations will return to The Orleans Showroom on May 7 and 8. (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, WICKED & More Set for Broadway Grand Rapids' 2016-17 SeasonRENT 20th Anniversary Tour, WICKED & More Set for Broadway Grand Rapids' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

DeVos Performance Hall will be alive with the sounds of music in the 2016-17 BGR season. Kicking off the season is Tony Award® winning musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, a family favorite with some new twists! Also in the season line-up will be the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, marking the 50 year anniversary of the beloved musical movie. Featuring more than 40 classic hits, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul, will come to Grand Rapids in May of 2017. DIRTY DANCING- THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE will complete the season in June. (more...)

N'Kenge Joins Jack Everly and BSO Super Pops in BROADWAY DIVAS This SpringN'Kenge Joins Jack Everly and BSO Super Pops in BROADWAY DIVAS This Spring
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

Symphony Siren and Broadway Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) is continuing to make audiences rise to their feet, as she joins conductor Jack Everly and the BSO Super Pops for the thrilling Broadway Divas show, Thursday - Saturday, March 31 - Saturday, April 2, 2016 (8:00pm) and Sunday, April 3, 2016 (3:00pm). (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Now on SaleTickets to MOTOWN at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

 Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL are on sale now.  (more...)

Hilary Kole to Celebrate Release of THE JUDY GARLAND PROJECT at The IridiumHilary Kole to Celebrate Release of THE JUDY GARLAND PROJECT at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

?Hilary Kole will celebrate the release of her new album on the Miranda Music label, The Judy Garland Project, at The Iridium on April 26. The song choices on this stunningly fresh collection of performances of songs from the well-worn repertoire of Judy Garland are based on Hilary's successful live performances of the Judy canon, her 'Over The Rainbow' tribute concerts held the world over. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Shaftesbury Theatre, March 10 2016BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Shaftesbury Theatre, March 10 2016
by Tom Cox - Mar 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...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN Races Through Charm CityBWW Review: MOTOWN Races Through Charm City
by Cybele Pomeroy - Mar 9, 2016

MOTOWN the Musical could've been a hokey disaster that tried to cobble great hits together in some strained reach of a storyline, but it isn't. MOTOWN's plot is not contrived but completely realistic and heart-warmingly human. Baltimore and Motor City may be more like strained siblings than kissing cousins, but in some deep sense, Detroit IS Baltimore and this musical will resonate most particularly here, most particularly now. MOTOWN deserves to be not just a Broadway phenomenon but a part of our collective culture. It's fun, it's funny, it's sexy and it's full of the sort of hopeful commitment to brighter futures that used to be part of the American Dream. (more...)

BWW TV: Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright, Beverley Knight and More Chat West End's MOTOWN on the Red CarpetBWW TV: Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright, Beverley Knight and More Chat West End's MOTOWN on the Red Carpet
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2016

Last night (8 March 2016) marked the opening of the West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. 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. Last month, due to public demand, a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale taking bookings at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 18 February 2017. Click below to watch the stars strut the red carpet, including Gordy, director Randolph-Wright, Beverley Knight and more! (more...)

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