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February 19, 1940 (74)
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The Four Tops to Play Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 2/21The Four Tops to Play Arcadia Performing Arts Center, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation continues its 2015 Season with The Four Tops on Saturday, February 21 at 8pm. The Four Tops is one of soul's most legendary groups and shaped the Motown sound, as we know it. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to the Broward Center, 2/24-3/8Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to the Broward Center, 2/24-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Performances for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL begin Tuesday, February 24 for a limited two week run through Sunday, March 8, 2015. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is part of the 2014-2015 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale Series presented by Broadway Across America and Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

PCPA to Launch LEGENDS MUSIC SERIESPCPA to Launch LEGENDS MUSIC SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Theater Works at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) presents The Legends Music Series, an exciting new collaboration with TAD Management! (more...)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 SeasonDetroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced programming today for its 2015-16 Orchestra Hall Classical, Pops, and Young People's Family Subscription Series. The new season reflects absolutely no increases in individual ticket prices. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTOWN:THE MUSICAL at Shea's Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: MOTOWN:THE MUSICAL at Shea's Performing Arts Center
by Michael Rabice - Jan 21, 2015

When brainstorming concepts for new shows, the idea of making a musical about Berry Gordy--not necessarily a household name, may have seemed like an odd choice. So let's look at Plan B....a musical about the careers of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye. Well, essentially the two are all the same musical. The slick production of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL that opened on Tuesday night at Shea's tells the story of producer Berry Gordy and his start up record label, 'Motown.' (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Offer First 'Broadway Game Night' This WeekBROADWAY SESSIONS to Offer First 'Broadway Game Night' This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

This Thursday, January 22nd, Broadway Sessions will hold it's first ever "Broadway Game Night". 2 teams of Broadway favorites will go head to head in a series of hilarious games and challenges. Resulting in "Swan Song" musical performances. Scheduled to "play" are Charl Brown, Jessica Hendy, Peter Gregus, Ta'Rea Campbell, Mike Schwitter and Ellyn Marie Marsh. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of MOTOWN Dances Off Broadway to Pharrell's 'Happy'STAGE TUBE: Cast of MOTOWN Dances Off Broadway to Pharrell's 'Happy'
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2015

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL may have given its final bow on Broadway, but the cast, crew, and stage management team have gone out in the most 'Happy' way possible! Check out a video of the group dancing to Pharrell's hit song, created by cast member Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bye Bye Baby- MOTOWN  Cast Takes Final Broadway Bow!Photo Coverage: Bye Bye Baby- MOTOWN Cast Takes Final Broadway Bow!
by Walter McBride - Jan 19, 2015

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the hit musical featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, ended its Broadway run yesterday, January 18 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. MOTOWN is set to return to Broadway at a Nederlander theatre to be announced in July 2016. Last spring, the first National Tour of Motown the Musical opened to critical acclaim, grossing an impressive $20 Million dollars during a packed sixteen-week run, and is now heading to major markets across the US. MOTOWN will also head to London's West End this summer. BroadwayWorld was there for the show's final curtain call and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Bluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley's New CD 'Man of Constant Sorrow' Now OutBluegrass Legend Dr. Ralph Stanley's New CD 'Man of Constant Sorrow' Now Out
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Musical icon Dr. Ralph Stanley released his latest CD today. Man of Constant Sorrow is now available exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com for $11.99. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/17-1/18/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/17-1/18/2015
by - Jan 18, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 18, 2015 - Sunday, January 18, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MOTOWN Tour Cast 'Never Can Say Goodbye' to MOTOWN Broadway CastSTAGE TUBE: MOTOWN Tour Cast 'Never Can Say Goodbye' to MOTOWN Broadway Cast
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2015

The touring production of MOTOWN the Musical sent a special 'Happy Trails' to the Broadway Production of MOTOWN, closing today, Sunday Jan. 18. With direction and arrangement by Jesse Nager (Smokey Robinson) the video features Julius Thomas III (Berry Gordy), Allison Semmes (Diana Ross), Jarran Muse (Marvin Gaye), Krisha Mercano (Suzanne De Passe), and Rod Harrelson (dance captain), all of whom joined the tour from the Broadway company. The video also has appearances from the entire company currently in Philadelphia. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Ends Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Ends Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 18, 2015

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the hit musical featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, ends its Broadway run today, January 18 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. MOTOWN is set to return to Broadway at a Nederlander theatre to be announced in July 2016. Last spring, the first National Tour of Motown the Musical opened to critical acclaim, grossing an impressive $20 Million dollars during a packed sixteen-week run, and is now heading to major markets across the US. MOTOWN will also head to London's West End this summer. (more...)

Original MOTOWN Cast Member to Join National Tour as 'Smokey Robinson'Original MOTOWN Cast Member to Join National Tour as 'Smokey Robinson'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy have announced that MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL original Broadway cast member Jesse Nager has joined the First National Tour in the leading role of Smokey Robinson. (more...)

MOTOWN Recoups Broadway Investment Before Closing Night!MOTOWN Recoups Broadway Investment Before Closing Night!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the smash hit musical featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, will play its final performance of its current Broadway engagement this Sunday, January 18, 2015 at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street) and will return to Broadway in a Nederlander theatre to be announced in Summer 2016. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Ben Vereen Set for Tonight's OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAYPhylicia Rashad, Ben Vereen Set for Tonight's OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAY
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Oprah Winfrey hosts a gala of events honoring some of the legendary men and extraordinary women of civil rights, the arts and entertainment who made history and redefined what was possible for us all in the primetime television event OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAY (more...)

Photo Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour Celebrates Music Legacy With High Fashion PortraitsPhoto Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour Celebrates Music Legacy With High Fashion Portraits
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

While in Minneapolis, MN company members from Motown the Musical, under the direction of cast member Christian Dante White, worked with celebrity photographer Brent Dundore to capture the essence of the Motown artists they portray every night onstage in a high fashion shoot. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Michael Bolton Returning to Van Wezel, 1/21Michael Bolton Returning to Van Wezel, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer/Songwriter who has sold more than 53 million records around the world, where he continues to tour every year. He holds a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is known as “People Magazine's Sexiest Man” as well as the sensational “Captain Jack Sparrow” in Saturday Night Live's viral video with 110 million YouTube views. He will perform at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Wednesday, January 21 at 8pm. (more...)

Michael Bolton Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 3/25Michael Bolton Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Originally from New Haven and now a resident of Westport, CT, Bolton continues to tour the world every year while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of music, film, television and theater projects. Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, his timeless style, charm and good looks have also earned him a spot in several “People Magazine's Sexiest Man” issues, including the distinction of 2012's “Sexiest Man Alive”. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTOWN Brings Big Beat and Big Heat to Heinz HallBWW Reviews: MOTOWN Brings Big Beat and Big Heat to Heinz Hall
by Greg Kerestan - Jan 2, 2015

Any long-time theatregoer will have horror stories of audiences that got too enthusiastic at a show with well-known music, especially jukebox musicals made up of mostly pre-existing pop tunes. I've known people to hum or outright sing along, whoop, cheer and scream like they're at a concert, or even get up and dance in the aisles. At most shows, this behavior is frowned upon by other audience members, or suppressed by ushers. However, at 'Motown,' the Berry Gordy bio-musical, this engaged behavior is encouraged- hell, it's part of the show. You see, audiences at 'Motown' fill a triplicate role: first, the traditional audience at a play, watching the events unfold through the fourth wall; second, the (in-world) audience watching a Motown retrospective show; finally, the various real, historical audiences at performances by Motown artists, from Parisians getting to hear the first international performances by The Supremes, to a spontaneously integrated audience in the Deep South, at a Motown show interrupted by gunshots. (more...)

The Temptations & The Four Tops Bring Motown Back to Broadway TonightThe Temptations & The Four Tops Bring Motown Back to Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Motown legends, THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS, begin their special one-week engagement on Broadway from tonight, December 29, 2014. The show runs through January 4, 2015. (more...)

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