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BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL Is a Treat For The Eyes and EarsBWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL Is a Treat For The Eyes and Ears
by Frank Benge - Apr 27, 2016

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is a jukebox musical that premiered on Broadway in April 2013, receiving four Tony Award nominations. Based on Berry Gordy's 1994 autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, it tells the story of how he founded and ran the Motown record label. It also touches on his relationships with Diana Ross (Allison Semmes), Marvin Gaye (Jarran Muse), and Smokey Robinson (Jesse Nager). Digging deep into the Motown catalog, the show contains over 60 songs. With that many songs one would expect a pretty thin book; however, by wisely placing most of the focus on Gordy (Chester Gregory) and Ross' relationship and the rise and fall of Motown, we are given a compelling portrait of both Gordy and the music industry. MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is a celebration of the Motown sound… that sound that joined black and white America in ways nothing else has equaled before or since...that magical period in our past when we were invited to go dancing in the street to a brand new beat. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts This JuneMOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play a one-week engagement at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd.) from June 21-26, 2016. (more...)

Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes, Jesse Nager & Jarran Muse Will Lead MOTOWN's Broadway Return; Full Cast Announced!Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes, Jesse Nager & Jarran Muse Will Lead MOTOWN's Broadway Return; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy just announced complete casting for the Broadway return of Motown The Musical, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Columbus Grooves to MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Review: Columbus Grooves to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Christina Mancuso - Feb 25, 2016

Columbus got their groove on at the Ohio Theatre on opening night when an iconic era of social change and racial integration was celebrated through soul, pop, and classic hits such as 'My Girl', 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'ABC', Cruisin', 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine', and so many more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lifelong Musical Influences Shape Chester Gregory's Role in MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interview: Lifelong Musical Influences Shape Chester Gregory's Role in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 23, 2016

For Chester Gregory, the opportunity to portray the founder of the Motown record label, Berry Gordy, was the logical next step in his personal musical journey. "A lot of work has led me to this role. So, it is like a full circle moment for me," said Gregory, who plays Gordy in "Motown the Musical," set to be performed in Columbus Tuesday through Sunday at the Ohio Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour Comes to the Adrienne Arsht CenterPhoto Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour Comes to the Adrienne Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Performances for the Miami premiere of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL begin Tuesday, February 2 for a limited one-week run through Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN Moves and Grooves at the National TheatreBWW Review: MOTOWN Moves and Grooves at the National Theatre
by Benjamin Tomchik - Dec 4, 2015

The ultimate question with Motown the Musical is not whether you'll like it, but how many songs it takes before you're moving and grooving in your seat at the National Theatre. With an abundance of classic hits, the answer is not too long. (more...)

BWW Review: Dream Cast and Production Electrify Milwaukee Rep's DREAMGIRLSBWW Review: Dream Cast and Production Electrify Milwaukee Rep's DREAMGIRLS
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 2, 2015

The glitter and shimmer of show business underscores the 'American Dream' at Milwaukee Rep this October. The mulit-award winning  Broadway production Dreamgirls, floods the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater with showstopping light, song and an equally award-winning cast to dazzle Milwaukee audiences. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep to Present DREAMGIRLS, Starring Nova Y. Payton, This FallMilwaukee Rep to Present DREAMGIRLS, Starring Nova Y. Payton, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater launches the Quadracci Powerhouse season with its highly anticipated production of the Tony Award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep to Present DREAMGIRLS, Starring Nova Y. Payton, This FallMilwaukee Rep to Present DREAMGIRLS, Starring Nova Y. Payton, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater launches the Quadracci Powerhouse season with its highly anticipated production of the Tony Award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Legendary Groove Comes to Life in MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: The Legendary Groove Comes to Life in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Ellen Dostal - May 4, 2015

Turning a profit in the theatre business is challenging at best but it isn't surprising that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL easily recouped its initial investment during its run on Broadway, or its outlay for the First National Tour, now playing at the Hollywood Pantages. The popularity of the Motown sound is undeniable. Even if you wanted to, it's impossible to keep from being carried away by the irresistible groove of the music. And why would you even want to try? (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to The Buell Theatre TonightPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to The Buell Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy present the First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, which plays The Buell Theatre tonight, March 31-April 19 only. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Broward Center TonightPhoto Flash: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Broward Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Performances for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL begin tonight, 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...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to The Buell Theatre This SpringPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to The Buell Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy present the First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, which plays The Buell Theatre March 31-April 19 only. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production below! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: MOTOWN Shakes the Blues in BostonBWW REVIEW: MOTOWN Shakes the Blues in Boston
by Jan Nargi - Feb 12, 2015

MOTOWN, Berry Gordy's self-aggrandizing tribute to the independent record label that fused gospel, blues, jazz, doo wop and country into a unique and wildly popular Detroit sound, is currently heating things up at the Boston Opera House through February 15. (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...)

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...)

Tickets to MOTOWN at Orpheum Theatre On Sale TodayTickets to MOTOWN at Orpheum Theatre On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and The Orpheum Theatre, are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale today, December 19th at 10:00 AM. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Begins Tonight at the Orpheum TheatreMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Begins Tonight at the Orpheum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Hennepin Theatre Trust are proud to welcome Motown The Musical, tonight, December 16, through the 28th at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Broward CenterTickets on Sale Today for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway Across America in partnership with Broward Center for the Performing Arts, are proud to announce single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale today, December 12 at 10:00a.m. (more...)

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