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Mercury to Conclude 15th Anniversary Season with Beethoven's NinthMercury to Conclude 15th Anniversary Season with Beethoven's Ninth
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Artistic Director Antoine Plane and Mercury close out a celebratory 15th Anniversary Season with Beethoven's monumental Ninth Symphony on Saturday, May 14 at 8 PM at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater. Mercury presents this joyful and triumphant masterpiece on period instruments, as audiences would have heard at its premiere in 1824, alongside vocalists Mary Wilson (soprano), Sarah Mesko (alto), Zachary Wilder (tenor) and Tyler Duncan (baritone). Also joining the performance are select members of the Houston Symphony Chorus under the direction of Betsy Cook Weber. This performance is the culmination of Mercury's five-year Beethoven symphony cycle, described as the 'Mount Everest' of the orchestral repertoire. The evening also includes select opera arias by Vivaldi featuring each of the guest soloists. Major support for this concert comes from Houston Arts Alliance; Houston Endowment Inc.; Ting Tsung and Wei Fung Chao Foundation; Phillips66; Texas Commission on the Arts; Hans and Lili Kirchner; and Haynes and Boone, LLP. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.mercuryhouston.org or call 713.533.0080. (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...)

STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Following its recent 2016 Arts Organization Award from the Missouri Arts Council and five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season: It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Present Cape Cod Premiere of MY NAME IS ASHER LEVCape Rep Theatre to Present Cape Cod Premiere of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre is proud to present the Cape Cod premier of MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, May 5th through June 5th. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Cape Rep Theatre's 2016 SeasonHAIRSPRAY, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Cape Rep Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Cape Rep Theatre is celebrating its 31st season with an exciting line up of plays and musicals, including two Cape Cod premieres, one fresh from Broadway. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces Complete Schedule for Summer Festival 2016Pacific Symphony Announces Complete Schedule for Summer Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—March 22, 2016—Pacific Symphony announces a blockbuster Summer Festival 2016 designed to evoke the memories of the last 30 years with exhilarating and iconic music for the final season at Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre before its scheduled closure. Warm pleasant evenings, picnic baskets flowing with delectable goodies, surrounded by family and friends, are only the cherry on the top—for those planning their summer around five exceptional musical experiences under the stars. The Symphony's 2016 Summer Festival kicks off with a “July 4 Spectacular,” featuring a symphonic tribute to Michael Jackson's music, culminating in a magnificent fireworks display! Then, Music Director Carl St.Clair leads an ode to joy with Beethoven's famous Ninth Symphony, followed by a night at the movies with John Williams memorable score from one of the best-loved films, “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Next up is Sheena Easton and “The Spy Who Loves Me,” featuring memorable music from James Bond movies and more; and finally, the Symphony's summer goes out with a bang for the annual favorite, “Tchaikovsky Spectacular,” bursting with cannons and fireworks for the “1812” Overture! (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...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL - Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson and More!Photo Flash: Opening Night of West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL - Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson and More!
by BWW News Desk - 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.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night bash below! (more...)

Review Roundup: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Mar 8, 2016

The West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL officially opens tonight 8 March 2016. 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. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight in the West EndMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL officially opens tonight 8 March 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICALis directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MOTOWN Hits London! First Look at Lucy St. Louis, Cedric Neal & More OnstagePhoto Flash: MOTOWN Hits London! First Look at Lucy St. Louis, Cedric Neal & More Onstage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The West End production of Motown the Musical is now in previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre, with press night on 8 March 2016. 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.   The show recently released a further 200,000 tickets for sale taking bookings to 18 February 2017. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Review: Columbus Grooves to MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Review: Columbus Grooves to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Christina Mancuso - Feb 25, 2016

Columbus got their groove on at the Ohio Theatre on opening night when an iconic era of social change and racial integration was celebrated through soul, pop, and classic hits such as 'My Girl', 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'ABC', Cruisin', 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine', and so many more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lifelong Musical Influences Shape Chester Gregory's Role in MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interview: Lifelong Musical Influences Shape Chester Gregory's Role in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 23, 2016

For Chester Gregory, the opportunity to portray the founder of the Motown record label, Berry Gordy, was the logical next step in his personal musical journey. "A lot of work has led me to this role. So, it is like a full circle moment for me," said Gregory, who plays Gordy in "Motown the Musical," set to be performed in Columbus Tuesday through Sunday at the Ohio Theatre. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Extends Through February 2017 in LondonMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Extends Through February 2017 in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Just in time for previews, which start tonight 11 February in the West End, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has announced an extension through 18 February 2017. The Daily Mail revealed this evening that 200,000 new tickets are now on sale. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Gets Into a London Groove Tonight in the West EndMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Gets Into a London Groove Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson) and Sifiso Mazibuko (Marvin Gaye) join Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) in the West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, beginning tonight 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016. (more...)

STORMY WEATHER to Play MPAC, 2/12STORMY WEATHER to Play MPAC, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

 Mary Wilson, one of the founding members of The Supremes, stars in Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne, at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-69. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lucy St. Louis, Cherelle Williams, Tanya Nicole Edwards in MOTOWN THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Lucy St. Louis, Cherelle Williams, Tanya Nicole Edwards in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

As rehearsals begin for the West End production of Motown the Musical, full casting is announced  led by Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy, Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross, Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson andSifiso Mazibuko as Marvin Gaye. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

The Supremes' Mary Wilson to Return to Suncoast Showroom, 1/16-17The Supremes' Mary Wilson to Return to Suncoast Showroom, 1/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Singer, writer and entertainer Mary Wilson from the legendary Motown trio, The Supremes, returns to the Suncoast Showroom Jan. 16-17. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Adds to West End CastMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Adds to West End Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

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