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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...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Seeks Applications for 2014-15 OBSERVERSHIP PROGRAM; Apply by 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Observership Program grants emerging Directors and Choreographers 25 paid opportunities to observe the work of master Directors and Choreographers as they create productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and at leading regional theatres across the country. SDCF Observers have access to the entire rehearsal process, from first rehearsal through previews to opening night. Observers are guaranteed the invaluable opportunity to observe, first-hand, the techniques, disciplines, approaches and insights of master artists as they create new productions and revive classics. (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...)

MOTOWN & TDF to Welcome 1,500 NYC Students for Special Matinee, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

It is Theatre Development Fund's belief that future audiences are built by engaging students, first-hand, in the vital and exciting activity of the creative process, as well as providing opportunities to see live performances of great theatre. To that end, 1,500 New York City public high school and middle school students from 20 schools (and one school from East Orange, NJ), who are participating in TDF's Stage Doors Program, will be attending a special matinee performance of Broadway's smash hit, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Thursday, April 3 at 1pm at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street, NYC). (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...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin plays its final performance tonight, Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre. The show has played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances since beginning previews on Friday, September 20 and opening on Thursday, October 10. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (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...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Play Final Broadway Performance at Lyceum Theatre on Feb. 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin will play its final performance on Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). On that date, the show will have played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Sponsor CBS NEWS' 50 YEARS: THE BEATLES, 2/9
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...)

Breaking News: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Leave Lyceum Theatre in February to Make Room for THE REALISTIC JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will play its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) this February (exact date will be announced shortly), prior to moving to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Celebrate Joplin's Birthday on 1/19 with Cupcakes, a Photo Booth & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, is celebrating Joplin's birthday with special activities at the theatre and online on Sunday, January 19.At the theatre for both the matinee and evening performances, there will be a special photo booth, supplied by Top Hat Photo Booths, where audience members can write special messages in honor of Joplin's birthday and take photos with the messages. Following the performance the cast will give a special birthday salute to Joplin. For the evening performance only, there will be custom Joplin birthday cupcakes for audience members as they leave the theatre supplied by Sugarush in Red Bank. (more...)

MOTOWN's Berry Gordy Set for BROADWAY NAMES WITH JULIE JAMES, 1/18
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...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Cast Album Gets 1/17 Digital Release
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Broadway Records just announced the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the critically acclaimed, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on the occasion of the iconic musician's birthday celebration. The album will be available digitally on January 17, and the CD is currently available at the Lyceum Theatre. The album is also available for pre-orders at Amazon.com and the official show website. (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...)

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