Smokey Robinson News

Date of Birth: February 19, 1940 (77)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna BeachPhoto Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna Beach
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre is the Perfect Show for Detroit & Motown Music Fans!BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre is the Perfect Show for Detroit & Motown Music Fans!
by Katie Laban - Apr 21, 2017

If there is one show that is perfect for Detroit, Motown the Musical would be it. Every aspect that there is to love about Motown Records and the music that came out of it is there in the show, plus the great adoration and respect that is gives to the Motor City. Whether you are a fan of Motown music, Detroit, or just love an entertaining and fun theatre experience, Motown the Musical is the show for you. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 14: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens on BroadwayVIDEO: On This Day, April 14: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2017

On this day in 2013, Motown the Musical opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.  (more...)

Musician Midi Jones Signs Publishing Deal with Music Publisher SyncStoriesMusician Midi Jones Signs Publishing Deal with Music Publisher SyncStories
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

As a producer, engineer and musician, 23 year old, Midi Jones began making music at 12 and professionally at 18 years old under Motown Records legend Berry Gordy and his son, esteemed record exec Kerry Gordy. (more...)

Poway OnStage Presents THE DOO WOP PROJECTPoway OnStage Presents THE DOO WOP PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Tracing the history of vocal music in the United States from the 1950s through today The Doo Wop Project brings five-part harmony to Poway OnStage for one-night-only, April 29, 2017. (more...)

Show of the Month: No Booking Fees For MOTOWN THE MUSICALShow of the Month: No Booking Fees For MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The hit West End production of Motown the Musical features music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, plus a 16-piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks, including Ain't No Mountain High Enough, I'll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine. This month, there are no booking fees - book tickets from just £19.50 (more...)

Jesse Nager Signs on for DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S), VOLUME 5 at Feinstein's/54 BelowJesse Nager Signs on for DUETS WITH THE WRITE TEACHER(S), VOLUME 5 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Jesse Nager has joined DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 5! (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonAuditorium Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre announces its 2017-18 Season under new Chief Executive Officer, Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, and its new tagline, "The Theatre for the People." (more...)

MOTOWN UNPLUGGED: A LEGACY OF LOVE, Featuring Touring Cast, to Benefit BC/EFA in DetroitMOTOWN UNPLUGGED: A LEGACY OF LOVE, Featuring Touring Cast, to Benefit BC/EFA in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Cast members of the national touring production of Motown the Musical (coming to Detroit April 18 - 30 at the Fisher Theatre) will perform in a special concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Ferndale's Blessings in a Backpack. 'MOTOWN UNPLUGGED: A LEGACY OF LOVE' takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24 at The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 18+ event. (more...)

Prolific Composer Alan Menken to Receive Prestigious Johnny Mercer AwardProlific Composer Alan Menken to Receive Prestigious Johnny Mercer Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that Alan Menken will be the 2017 recipient of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at the 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 15th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. (more...)

Van Wezel Announces Broadway, Classical & Dance Subscriptions for 2017-18Van Wezel Announces Broadway, Classical & Dance Subscriptions for 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

As our remarkable '16-'17 season draws to an end, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is elated to announce its upcoming 2017-2018 Broadway, Dance and Classical series! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Miller AuditoriumTickets Now On Sale for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Miller Auditorium, are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is coming to Kalamazoo from May 9-14, 2017.  Tickets are available now at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, online at www.millerauditorium.com and by phone at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Miller Auditorium for eight performances from May 9-14, 2017.  Group orders for ten or more tickets may be placed by calling (269) 387-2312. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORYLaguna Playhouse presents KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. "We are delighted to be bringing our subscribers and audiences this world premiere musical based on the life of one of country's most iconic characters, Roger Miller," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Brand-New Shots from West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Brand-New Shots from West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Motown The Musical, which recently celebrated its first birthday in London, is currently booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 24 February 2018. With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, the production features a sixteen-piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain't No Mountain High Enough, I'll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine. Charles Randolph-Wright's production tells the story behind the classic hits. Check out brand-new production shots below! (more...)

Signature Theatre's 2017-18 Season Will Celebrate Great American ComposersSignature Theatre's 2017-18 Season Will Celebrate Great American Composers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2017/18 season. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Dancing in the Street' with MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Old National CentreBWW Review: 'Dancing in the Street' with MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Old National Centre
by The Marriage Matinee - Mar 30, 2017

Imagine an era full of raw energy, vivid passion, and a thirst, drive, and talent that is unparalleled in American musical history. This vibrant scene is revived in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, an embodiment of a people's voice that speaks to the soul of America. It evokes its dreams and its drive, and the audience is not only a witness but a participant in this remembrance of a time when the sounds of pure talent were teeming from every radio. (more...)

Australia's Pop Vocal Group Human Nature Celebrates Milestone with 1,500 Performances as Residence Headliners in Las VegasAustralia's Pop Vocal Group Human Nature Celebrates Milestone with 1,500 Performances as Residence Headliners in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Australia's HUMAN NATURE have earned their place as one of the world's finest pop vocal groups of the modern era, and have become known around the world for their distinctive harmonies and stellar live shows. The fantastic foursome's smooth vocals and flawless harmonies have skyrocketed their popularity and success and, after eight successful years in Las Vegas they have achieved yet another milestone - 1,500 performances as resident headliners.  (more...)

HOW SWEET IT IS comes to the Edinburgh PlayhouseHOW SWEET IT IS comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Mar 27, 2017

The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of MOTOWN is now in its 17th successive year. The stunning 100% live show combines first class music together with slick choreography and an amazing band. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at the Fabulous Fox!MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight at the Fabulous Fox!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's tour embarked on its third year at the Smith Center in Las Vegas, nearly 58 years to day that Motown Records was founded. The music of Motown began bringing people together back in 1959, reaching men and women of different cultures, religion, ethnicity and ages, and has provided a message of hope and healing ever since. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Young MichaelsBWW TV: Meet MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Young Michaels
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2017

Meet Nana Ageyman-Bediako (11 years old from Haringey, London), Raphael Higgins-Humes (11 years old from Greenwich, London), Rio Myers (10 years old from Lewisham, London) and Tumo Reetsang (12 years old from Southwark, London), who alternate the roles of Young Michael Jackson, Young Berry Gordy and Young Stevie Wonder in the hit West End show MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. Click below to watch them share what they love about being in the show! (more...)

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