Motown the Musical on Tour

Current Theatre & Tickets
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts (Worcester, MA)
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA 01608
5/23/2017 - 5/28/2017
Running Time
2 hours and 45 minutes with 1 intermission

Stage Production Based on Iconic Board Game CLUE to Tour in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Producers Work Light Productions (RENT, Mamma Mia!, Motown the Musical) and The Araca Group (Urinetown, Wicked), in association with Aged in Wood and Michael Barra, today announced that a stage production of the murder mystery comedy thriller CLUE will tour North America beginning in the fall of 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: "Forever Plaid," a pleasant Jukebox musical @ Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - May 9, 2017

"Forever Plaid "is an escapist evening of theater, which is a pleasant trip back to yesterday, when clean-scrubbed boy singers waxed beautifully about the angst of young love, trips of fantasy and the mini-stresses of life. If you like that kind of thing, this is a show for you. (more...)

Guy Lockard Joins Broadway Vets for BROADWAY AT W
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Chicago's new hit concert series BROADWAY AT W welcomes Guy Lockard as special guest host on Monday, May 8th in the exquisite W Chicago- City Center Living Room. Lockard will lend his hosting and vocal talents for the concert beginning at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm. W Chicago- City Center 172 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/6/2017
by - May 6, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/6/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 6, 2017
by - May 6, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Stars of Paramount's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Sign on for BROADWAY AT W at W Chicago-City Center
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Stars of Paramount Theatre's newly mounted and vibrant production of Jesus Christ Superstar have signed on to perform for Broadway at W at W Chicago- City Center. (more...)

Chad 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...)

by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017


Jamie LaVerdiere to Lead 1776, Helmed by Terrence Mann at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their production of the Tony Award-winning musical '1776,' from the book by Peter Stone, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards. (more...)

Alan Menken and Stars of A BRONX TALE to Celebrate Cast Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM. (more...)

HAMILTON's Nik Walker to Headline Staged Reading of SNAKE EYES
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

An admirer of the 'In-Yer-Face' theatre sensibilities, Alex Rafala brutally depicts the desperation inherent to impending failure in his disturbing new play Snake Eyes. (more...)

THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Announced For 20th Annual Kids Week
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by the Society of London Theatre, returns for the whole of August 2017, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. This year marks the 20th Kids Week, which began in 1998 and over the years has reached over 1.2 million children and families. (more...)

Wilson Center to Honor Claire and Glenn Hackmann at The Big Event
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

A shared commitment to the power of the arts will be celebrated on Sat., June 3, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center), as Greater Milwaukee philanthropic leaders Claire and Glen Hackmann are honored with the 13th annual EDDY Award. The presentation will take place at The Big Event, which serves as the major channel through which the Wilson Center raises funds for its arts education programs that impact the lives of more than 9,000 students from Southeast Wisconsin each year. (more...)

BWW 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...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017
by - May 16, 2017

Hottest Articles on 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 10th, 2017 - THE GOLDEN APPLE at Encores! and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The starry Encores! production of THE GOLDEN APPLE begins tonight! (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Dazzles and Shines at Footlite Musicals
by The Marriage Matinee - May 10, 2017

From the swish of the golden dresses to the silver zoot suits to the huge smiles of the Dreamettes, DREAMGIRLS at Footlite Musicals sure brought it last Friday night. DREAMGIRLS is a musical documenting the blood, sweat, and tears of a struggling girls group rise to the top of the charts and the positive/negative effects of showbiz mixed with some brilliant vocals. (more...)

Now 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 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

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

BWW Interview: OKC Broadway's Elizabeth Gray on Bringing Variety and World Class Entertainment to Civic Center Music Hall
by Robert Barossi - Apr 7, 2017

If you caught the recent touring productions of Pippin or Motown: The Musical at Civic Center Music Hall, you've also been part of the first season for OKC Broadway presenting Broadway productions at the Music Hall. This young organization, formed through a partnership between the Civic Center Music Hall Foundation and the Nederlander Organization, is led by Elizabeth Gray, who is both the General Manager of OKC Broadway and Executive Director of the Civic Center Foundation. I spoke with Ms Gray about how OKC Broadway came to be, what audiences can expect in the near and long-term future, and how she sees OKC Broadway fitting into the arts community here in Oklahoma City. (more...)

MOTOWN 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...)

Wayne Brady, Miranda Rae Mayo and Mark Hood Sign on for BROADWAY AT W - CHICAGO Launch
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Five-time Emmy winner Wayne Brady, along with NBC's Chicago Fire star Miranda Rae Mayo and Season 9 The Voice contestant Mark Hood have signed on as special guests for the launch of BROADWAY AT W - CHICAGO CITY CENTER. (more...)

'MARGARITAVILLE', LOVE NEVER DIES, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More Line Up for Broadway In Chicago's 2017 Summer Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced their annual FREE BROADWAY IN CHICAGO SUMMER CONCERT, sponsored by ABC 7 Chicago and hosted by Janet Davies, ABC 7 Chicago's entertainment reporter and host of the entertainment and lifestyle program 190 NORTH on ABC 7.  (more...)

Now 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...)

Actor's Express to Stage FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Actor's Express stages Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) May 13-June 11, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Headline BROADWAY AT W at W Chicago - City Center This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Broadway at W returns to W Chicago - City Center fresh off the heels of its successful Chicago launch last month, where it featured the cast members of Hamilton. (more...)

RENT to Rock the Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

RENT, Jonathan Larson's famed rock opera that changed the course of a generation, opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, May 17 and runs through June 3. (more...)

Announcing BeBe Winans' BORN FOR THIS at The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Born for This July 11 through August 6 (press opening on July 20).  Kicking off The Broad Stage's 2017-18 Theatre Season, this new musical features original music by six time GRAMMY Award-winning artist BeBe Winans, book by Charles Randolph-Wright and BeBe Winans, and is directed by Randolph-Wright (director of the Broadway and West End runaway hit Motown: The Musical).    (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Park Theatre's TICK TICK BOOM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Chris Jenkins returns to Park Theatre in the role of Jon, following his appearance in 2016's quadruple Offie Award-nominated musicalThe Burnt Part Boys in PARK90. Gillian Saker (BBC Two's Ripper Street) performs the role of Jon's girlfriend Susan, with Jordan Shaw (Motown the Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre) playing the part of Michael, Jon's childhood friend. (more...)

MOTOWN 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...)

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Now 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 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

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

BWW's On This Day - April 22, 2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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...)

Nina Lannan & Alan Wasser to Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to two of the most successful General Managers in the Broadway community - Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser. (more...)

So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

HAMILTON's Nik Walker to Headline Actor's Express Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Actor's Express will present its gala Broadway at Atlanta Contemporary on Saturday, May 20 from 7-10 PM. This year Nik Walker from the Broadway cast of the Tony Award- winning musical Hamilton will headline the event. (more...)

BWW Preview: Upcoming Shows at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center To Feature Broadway Powerhouses
by Jessica Vanek - Apr 17, 2017


Now 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 Broadway
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2017

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

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed This Week - Once on this Island Auditions and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! Once on this Island Auditions and More! (more...)

Ixchel Cuellar Completes the Cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) is set for April 22 at Feinstein's/54 Below at 9:30pm. Conceived, directed, produced by Megan Minutillo (in association with, the evening will feature music from across the musical theatre canon, pairing one Broadway hopeful with one performing arts professional who has inspired them in their show business career, and featuring songs from shows that sparked the creative journey's of these Hopefuls! (more...)

Poway 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...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On Monday, April 17th, 2017 42 Seven Productions, the producers of the hit BROADWAY AT W concert series, takes on the West End with the stars and cast members of Motown the Musical launching WEST END UNPLUGGED AT W. (more...)

Show 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 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

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

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Hit the National Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will play the National Theatre, where the original touring production made its Washington-area premiere 20 years ago, for one week only, June 20 through 25, 2017. (more...)

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