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Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre On Sale 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway In Detroit are proud to announce that single tickets for the Detroit engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Detroit's Fisher Theatre, October 21 - November 16, 2014. (more...)

Josh Tower to Succeed Brandon Victor Dixon as 'Berry Gordy' in Broadway's MOTOWN, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

The producers of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL have announced that Josh Tower (The Lion King, original cast of Ragtime) will assume the role of "Berry Gordy" beginning Tuesday, June 17 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

MOTOWN Extends Chicago Run at Oriental Theatre Through 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, along with Broadway In Chicago, have announced that due to popular demand MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has added four weeks to its Chicago engagement. The National Tour will launch at the Oriental Theatre on April 22 and now play 16 weeks, through August 9, before continuing on its National Tour across North America. The final block of tickets for performances July 15 through August 9 will go on sale Tuesday, April 22 at 10 a.m. (more...)

MOTOWN to Celebrate First Year on Broadway with Free Lottery this Sunday, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

On Sunday, April 13, Motown the Musical invites fans to celebrate its first anniversary on Broadway with a one-time-only, free ticket lottery for the 3:00PM performance. (more...)

VIDEO: MOTOWN Celebrates Year on Broadway with New Montage!
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2014

'Happy birthday to you,' MOTOWN THE MUSICAL! The smash hit, which celebrates its first Broadway anniversary on April 14, has released a new montage of show clips set to legendary Motown classics from the musical, including 'I Want You Back,' 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours,' 'Get Ready,' 'Dancing In The Street,' and 'Do You Love Me.' Check it out below! (more...)

Nicholas Christopher, Jarran Muse, Reed L. Shannon & More Join MOTOWN National Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

As previously announced, Clifton Oliver and Allison Semmes will star in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. Portraying groundbreaking Motown artists, Nicholas Christopher will play Smokey Robinson and Jarran Muse will play Marvin Gaye. Leon Outlaw, Jr. and Reed L. Shannon will portray Berry Gordy's boyhood counterpart and the roles of young stars Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. (more...)

Allison Semmes & Clifton Oliver to Star in National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy have announced that Clifton Oliver and Allison Semmes have been cast in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. The First National Tour begins performances April 22, 2014 at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago before continuing to cities across the country. (more...)

Broadway's MOTOWN Continues On After Man Lands on Roof of Lunt-Fontanne
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2014

According to The New York Post, Broadway's MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL went uninterrupted after an apparent suicide, when a man leapt from the W New York Hotel on Friday night, landing 50 stories below on the roof of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Hold Open Auditions in Chicago Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy have announced an additional open call casting search for African American singers for the upcoming national tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, with a rare opportunity to audition for this hit Broadway musical at Ballet Chicago (17 N State Street) on Thursday, February 20 at 12 p.m. The first national tour will launch in Chicago April 22 - July 13, 2014 at the Oriental Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch CBS's 50 YEARS: THE BEATLES Broadcast
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

CBS News Live Experiences' launch of 50 YEARS: THE BEATLES, hosted this past Sunday night by CBS's Anthony Mason and sponsored byMOTOWN THE MUSICAL, is now available to watch online. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL & Berry Gordy Make Broadway Dream Come True on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Motown founder Berry Gordy himself made a surprise appearance and invited them to be his personal guests at the show tonight! (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is Headed Home to Detroit; Show to Play Fisher Theatre October 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Broadway In Detroit has just announced that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is coming home to the city where it all began. MOTOWN will play Detroit's Fisher Theatre for a four-week engagement, October 21-November 16, 2014.The hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy. Ticket information, show times and casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

VIDEO: Viral Video Helps Mom Realize Broadway Dreams
by TV News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

As part of NBC's TODAY show's 'Wishing Well' series, a single mom will travel to New York City to see Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Fifty years after Motown revolutionized the music industry with its 'Sound of Young America' and countless 1964 Billboard hits by Mary Wells, The Supremes and others, the smash Broadway hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is proud to sponsor CBS News Live Experiences launch of 50 YEARS: THE BEATLES, a live, interactive multimedia event marking the 50th anniversary of the band's first American television appearance on CBS's 'The Ed Sullivan Show.' (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Motown The Musical creator and legendary Motown record label founder Berry Gordy will appear this weekend on Sirius XM's "Broadway Names with Julie James" to chat with Sirius XM's theatre gal-about-town about bringing the legacy of Motown to the Broadway stage. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown to Join Cast of MOTOWN as 'Diana Ross' on 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The producers of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL just announced that Krystal Joy Brown (Big Fish, Leap of Faith) will assume the role of “Diana Ross” beginning Thursday, January 23 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

MOTOWN's Brandon Victor Dixon Set for ONE ON ONE WITH STEVE ADUBATO, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Tune in to watch Brandon Victor Dixon, Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, sit down with Steve Adubato, host of PBS' nationally syndicated program "One-On-One with Steve Adubato" and discuss performing in the smash hit musical on Broadway. (more...)

Valisia LeKae Reveals Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis, Withdraws from Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The producers of Motown the Musical have announced that Valisia LeKae, a 2013 Tony Award nominee for her performance as Diana Ross, has withdrawn from the Broadway production at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, for medical reasons. LeKae confirmed her departure in a statement on her personal Facebook page, announcing that she had recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Cast Headlines 8th Annual Broadway Toys For Tots Benefit Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The Broadway Boys once again host Broadway's favorite holiday party and concert with the 8th Annual BROADWAY SINGS FOR TOYS: A Benefit for Toys for Tots tonight, December 16 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Hal Leonard to Release Piano/Vocal Selections from MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL this Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Hal Leonard will release a piano/vocal selections book for Motown: The Musical at the end of this month, it was announced today. (more...)

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