Photo Flash: MOTOWN National Tour Celebrates Opening in Detroit!
The long-anticipated Detroit engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opened last Wednesday, October 22 at The Fisher Theatre - check out photos below!
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Detroit's Fisher Theatre thru November 16, 2014. Tickets are currently on sale and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at http://www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com and at the Fisher Theatre box office. For show times and ticket prices, please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, 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, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.
Featuring more than 40 classic hits 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 of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (A Night With Janis Joplin) 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), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by Telsey + Company.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award® nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as music supervisor in reproducing the classic "Sound of Young America," with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee Bryan Crook ("Smash") and dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).
Photos by Daniel Lippitt
Reed Lorenzo Shannon
U.S. Congressman John Conyers
Leon Outlaw, Jr.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow & William Milliken, Jr.
Nicole Ballard, Mary Wilson, Lisa Ballard & Michelle Ballard
Frances Glandney & Smokey Robinson