VIDEO: Watch CBS's 50 YEARS: THE BEATLES Broadcast
CBS News Live Experiences' launch of 50 YEARS: THE BEATLES, hosted this past Sunday night by CBS's Anthony Mason and sponsored byMOTOWN THE MUSICAL, is now available to watch online. Check it out below!
Fifty years after Motown revolutionized the music industry with its "Sound of Young America" and countless 1964 Billboard hits by Mary Wells, The Supremes and others, the smash Broadway hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL was proud to sponsor 50 YEARS: THE BEATLES, a live, interactive multimedia event marking the 50th anniversary of the band's first American television appearance on CBS's "The Ed Sullivan Show." Acclaimed music producer Peter Asher, former model and wife of George Harrison Pattie Boyd, and founding Foreigner member Mick Jonesjoined Mason to discuss the Fab Four's rise to prominence.
50 YEARS: THE BEATLES was broadcast from the Ed Sullivan Theater on February 9, 50 years to the day of the historic telecast and in the legendary theater where the original Beatles broadcast happened.
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About MOTOWN THE MUSICAL: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, began performances March 11, 2013 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and opened April 14, 2013.
It began as one man's story... became everyone's music...and is now Broadway's musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and so many more.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring classic songs such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," 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 that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on Broadway in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's creative team features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Blues in the Night) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee ESosa (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, "Project Runway"), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (Once, Sister Act), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Jekyll and Hyde).
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features arrangements and orchestrations by Tony and Grammy Award® nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as musical supervisor for the 18 piece orchestra that reproduces the classic "Sound of Young America" for the Broadway stage, with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee Bryan Crook ("Smash"), dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and music direction by Joseph Joubert (Nice Work If You Can Get It).
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is produced by Tony Award-winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL plays Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm; Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 3pm; Dark Monday. Tickets prices range from $72.00 - $167.00 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Limited $49 orchestra seats are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in January and February only.
For more about the production, go to www.MotownTheMusical.com.