Smokey Robinson News


Date Of Birth:
February 19, 1940 (74)
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI, USA
Gender:
Male
Breaking: MOTOWN to Take Broadway Hiatus; Heads to the UK Next Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the hit musical featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, will play its final performance at Broadway's Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on January 18, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Backstage with MOTOWN's Josh Tower, Charl Brown and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

PIX 11 News anchor Tamsen Fadal recently went 'Backstage on Broadway' at Motown the Musical. Stars Josh Tower, Charl Brown, Bryan Terrell Clark, Raymond Luke Jr., and Nathaniel Cullors were on hand to show her behind the scenes at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, while Music Director Joseph Joubert and Hair Department Supervisor Heather Wright revealed some of the details that take audiences back to the Motor City eight times a week. Click below to go backstage with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Yoshi's to Welcome the Cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

San Francisco welcomes Berry Gordy's "Motown: The Musical," which has been sweeping the nation. Monday, Aug 25 from 5:00pm - 8:30pm. Planned as San Francisco's official welcome, Supervisor London Breed will represent the city with opening remarks. Praised for its invigorating musical numbers, the popular musical plays at the Orpheum Theater from August 15 - September 28. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS, MOTOWN & More at Fox Theatre On Sale 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Single tickets for the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2014-2015 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Sunday, September 7 at Noon. (more...)

John Lithgow to Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR, 9/13
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MotorCity Magic-The Next Best Vegas Lounge Revue You'll See!
by Gil Kaan - Aug 18, 2014

Guiding a group of harmonious singers and a kick-ass band in their re-creation of past Motown hits, producer/director Michael Yorkell has transformed The Laguna Playhouse into a lively Las Vegas lounge. (more...)

Jordin Sparks to Co-Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Jordin Sparks (Broadway's In the Heights) will join acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow to co-host Star-Spangled Spectacular (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL National Tour Launches to the Tune of $20 Million in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL thanks Chicago for launching the North American tour of the smash hit musical with 128 performances of standing ovations at the Oriental Theatre and a triumphant $20 million grossing 16-week engagement. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOTOWN National Tour Wraps Up Run in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL thanks Chicago for launching the North American tour of the smash hit musical with 128 performances of standing ovations at the Oriental Theatre and a triumphant $20 million grossing 16 week engagement. The National Tour continues across the country and will next visit San Francisco, opening on August 15, 2014 at The Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

Classic Rock Group Enuff Z'nuff Marks 30th Anniversary With First Covers Album, COVERED IN GOLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

Celebrating an amazing 30 years as one of the hardest working bands in show business, Enuff Z'nuff present this exciting new project, a heartfelt salute to the music and artists who have inspired them over the course of their 3 decade career! Covered In Gold, a collection of 12 brand new studio recordings, features an eclectic assortment of cover tunes including Bowie's 'The Jean Genie,' Nirvana's 'All Apologies,' Prince's 'When Doves Cry,' Smokey Robinson's 'Tears Of A Clown' and lots more, all of which showcase this group's incredibly diverse yet supremely melodic sensibility. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of August 18, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 08, 2014

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of August 18, 2014! (more...)

FIRST LISTEN - CeeLo Green Duets with Motown Legend Smokey Robinson on 'The Way You Do'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

The new album 'Smokey & Friend's' will be available on August 19th. Pre-order 'Smokey & Friends' today at iTunes today (more...)

Enuff Z'nuff Release First Covers Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Celebrating an amazing 30 years as one of the hardest working bands in show business, Enuff Z'nuff proudly present this exciting new project, a heartfelt salute to the music and artists who have inspired them over the course of their 3 decade career! Covered In Gold, a collection of 12 brand new studio recordings, features an eclectic assortment of cover tunes including Bowie's “The Jean Genie,” Nirvana's “All Apologies,” Prince's “When Doves Cry,” Smokey Robinson's “Tears Of A Clown” and lots more, all of which showcase this group's incredibly diverse yet supremely melodic sensibility. The album also includes 2 rare bonus tracks, a live unplugged version of the group's 1989 hit single “New Thing” plus another cover, of The Beatles' “You've Got To Hide Your Love Away,” performed live on the Howard Stern show. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out New TV Spot for Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2014

Below, check out the brand new commercial for Broadway's smash hit musical, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Kevin Mahogany to Headline 2014 South Bend Jazz Festival, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Kevin Mahogany to headline the 3rd annual South Bend Jazz Festival, Saturday, August 16th from 4:00 p.m till 11:00 p.m; in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center. Free to the Public! Featuring Six international acts from a Variety of Jazz genres. (more...)

Smokey Robinson's HUMAN NATURE: THE MOTOWN SHOW to Play Eventim Apollo, 23 November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Direct from the USA and following 1000 Las Vegas headlining shows as well as two North American concert tours, Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: The Motown Show will have its first London performance on Sunday 23 November 2014 at Eventim Apollo. Tickets will go on sale to the public from 9.00am on Thursday 31 July. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces JAMES BROWN Film Series
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today James Brown: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business (August 29 - September 1). (more...)

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RICK JAMES Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

In his own words, the late hit-making funk rocker reveals all in an honest chronicle of his life of sex, drugs, and masterful music (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Hits Shea's Stage, 1/20-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

It began as one man's story…became everyone's music…and is now Broadway's musical! MOTOWN THE MUSICAL comes to Shea's Performing Arts Center January 20-25, 2015 as part of the M&T Bank Broadway Series presented by Shea's and Albert Nocciolino. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Kick Off $30 Ticket Lottery Tomorrow, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Beginning today, July 1st, a select number of $30 tickets will be sold through the MOTOWN THE MUSICAL ticket lottery for each performance. Beginning two-and-a-half hours before the performance, theatregoers are invited to enter the lottery at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and winners will be drawn two hours before each performance. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Cash only. (more...)

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