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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Digital Lottery, Student Rush Launch This Week

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Motown the Musical has just announced its digital lottery and student rush policies for its Broadway return.

Beginning this Wednesday, July 20, Motown the Musical will offer a limited number of $32 same-day tickets via a digital lottery, powered by Broadway Direct, for all performances. The lottery will open at 8:00am for matinees / 10:00am for evening performances and will remain open until 10:00am for matinees / 2:00pm for evening performances, when winners are drawn. Winners, notified by email within minutes upon the drawing, will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets with a credit card online and can pick up the tickets at the Nederlander Theatre box office (208 West 41st Street) 30 minutes prior to show time. Photo ID is required for pickup and the number and location of seats awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. For details and entrance to the digital lottery, visit lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/motown-the-musical.

Motown The Musical also offers a limited number of $32 student rush tickets, made available for purchase at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) when the box office opens on the day of the performance. Tickets are limited to two per person, and are subject to availability. Student ID is required for purchase.

Motown The Musical is now playing at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) for a strictly limited engagement.

The smash hit production, produced by Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy and featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Gordy, stars Chester Gregory as Berry Gordy, Allison Semmes as Diana Ross, Jesse Nager as Smokey Robinson, Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye, and J.J. Batteast and Leon Outlaw, Jr. as Young Berry Gordy/Stevie Wonder/Michael Jackson.

The 33-member ensemble cast features Nik Alexander, Erick Buckley, Chante Carmel, Chadaé, Lynorris Evans, Anissa Felix, Talya Groves, Rod Harrelson, Robert Hartwell, Trisha Jeffrey, Jamie LaVerdiere, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Loren Lott, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Krisha Marcano, Marq Moss, Rashad Naylor, Ramone Owens, Olivia Puckett, Nicholas Ryan, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Doug Storm, Martina Sykes, Julius Thomas III, Nik Walker and Galen J. Williams.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown the Musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.

Featuring all the classics you love, Motown the Musical tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.

Motown The Musical's creative team features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (A Night with Janis Joplin) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Hamilton), costume design by Tony Award nominee ESosa (On Your Feet!) lighting design by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (An American in Paris), sound design by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (Something Rotten!) and projection design by Daniel Brodie (Aladdin).

Motown The Musical features arrangements and orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Ethan Popp (School of Rock, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), who also serves as musical supervisor for the orchestra that reproduces the classic "Sound of Young America" for the stage, with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award nominee Bryan Crook ("Smash"), dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Holler if Ya Hear Me) and music direction by Joseph Joubert (The Color Purple).

The Original Broadway Cast Album of Motown the Musical, produced by Ethan Popp for Universal Music Enterprises, was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2014



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