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Date of Birth: February 19, 1940 (77)
Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark TheatreBWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - May 17, 2017

The U.S. tour of Motown the Musical is lighting up the stage at Syracuse, New York's Landmark Theatre. The jukebox musical based on Berry Gordy's (book) autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown features familiar music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalog and focuses on the Motown greats like Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and many more. The cast under the direction of Charles Randolph-Wright has the energy, confidence, and amazing vocals to fully embody these legendary musicians. (more...)

Chad Kimball, Laurel Harris, The Doo Wop Project and More Set for NF HOPE CONCERT at SubCultureChad Kimball, Laurel Harris, The Doo Wop Project and More Set for NF HOPE CONCERT at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

An impressive collection of Broadway talent will come together Monday, May 8, 2017 for New York City's inaugural NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for South Bend (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Minneapolis; Tickets On Sale 4/28MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns to Minneapolis; Tickets On Sale 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy, with Hennepin Theatre Trust, are proud to announce MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is returning to Minneapolis as the final presentation of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season July 11-16, 2017 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue., Minneapolis). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for South Bend (more...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/16/2017Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Detroit (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 vocalmusic in the United States from the 1950s through todayThe Doo Wop Projectbrings 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 ofMotown the Musicalfeatures music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founderBerry Gordy, plusa 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/09/2017Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 4/09/2017Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Dayton (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...)

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