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Berry Gordy

Also Credited As: Berry Gordy, Jr.
 
Date of Birth: November 28, 1929 (93)

Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA

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[Broadway, 2016]
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[Broadway, 2013]
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[Broadway, 2005]
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Berry Gordy News

N'Kenge to Headline A VERY MERRY POPS Concerts With Houston Symphony in December Photo N'Kenge to Headline A VERY MERRY POPS Concerts With Houston Symphony in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2022

This holiday season Broadway star, N'Kenge will make her joyous return to the Houston Symphony as featured guest artist for A Very Merry Pops, a three night holiday concert series, led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski. The performances will take place on December 15th, 17th and 18th, 2022.

Broadway & Opera Star N'Kenge Headlines With Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra For Holida Photo Broadway & Opera Star N'Kenge Headlines With Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra For Holiday Concerts
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022

This holiday season Broadway and Opera star, N'Kenge will make her highly-anticipated debut with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra to headline Home for the Holidays, a special three-day holiday concert series. The performances will take place on November 25th, 26th and 27th, 2022 at Bass Performance Hall.

Singer-Songwriter Joan Belgrave's 'Oooo Boy' EP Features Range Of Romantic Moods And  Photo Singer-Songwriter Joan Belgrave's 'Oooo Boy' EP Features Range Of Romantic Moods And Timeless Grooves
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 24, 2022

Dynamic singer and songwriter Joan Belgrave latest EP release, 'Oooo Boy,' gives expression to three distinct declarations of love.

Smokey Robinson to Return to the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas Photo Smokey Robinson to Return to the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas
by Michael Major - Oct 24, 2022

Robinson wrote and produced hits for other Motown greats including The Temptations, Mary Wells, Brenda Holloway, Marvin Gaye and others. ‚ÄúThe Way You Do the Things You Do,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMy Girl,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúGet Ready,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúYou Beat Me to the Punch,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt Mess with Bill,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúAin‚Äôt That Peculiar,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMy Guy‚ÄĚ are just a few of his songwriting triumphs.

Brandon Victor Dixon to Appear at MUSE/IQUE's SUNSET ON SUNSET in November Photo Brandon Victor Dixon to Appear at MUSE/IQUE's SUNSET ON SUNSET in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 23, 2022

MUSE/IQUE will conclude its adventurous yearlong concert series, L.A. Composed: A Festival of Los Angeles Music. Each concert of L.A. Composed focusses on a different street and the music that is associated with it. Sunset on Sunset, a musical journey into the center of L.A.'s soul, will be performed Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 at 7:30pm at historic Union Station.

Interview: Harrell Holmes of AIN'T TOO PROUD at Omaha's Orpheum Theater Photo Interview: Harrell Holmes of AIN'T TOO PROUD at Omaha's Orpheum Theater
by Analisa Swerczek - Oct 21, 2022

AIN‚ÄôT TOO PROUD ‚Äď THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS is the electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations‚Äô extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Berry Gordy & Smokey Robinson To Be Honored At The 2023 MusiCares Persons Of The Year Photo Berry Gordy & Smokey Robinson To Be Honored At The 2023 MusiCares Persons Of The Year Gala
by Michael Major - Oct 20, 2022

GRAMMY¬ģ Award nominee, Recording Academy¬ģ President's Merit Award honoree, and recipient of the GRAMMY Museum¬ģ's Architect of Sound¬ģ: Vision Award Berry Gordy and GRAMMY Award winner and seven-time GRAMMY Award nominee Smokey Robinson to be honored at 2023 MusiCares¬ģ Persons of the Year.

Interview: Karla Gordy Bristol's Labor of Love: MOTOWN: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC, THE MA Photo Interview: Karla Gordy Bristol's Labor of Love: MOTOWN: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC, THE MAGIC, THE LOVE
by Gil Kaan - Sep 27, 2022

A descendant of Motown royalty, Karla Gordy Bristol will present Motown: Celebrating The Music, The Magic, The Love  October 1, 2022. This world premiere, created, produced and directed by Karla, will feature a panel and show that includes: Shelly Berger, Janie Bradford, Duke Fakir, William Goldstein, Iris Gordy, Brian Holland, Brenda Holloway, Thelma Houston, Miller London, Scherrie, Lynda  & Susaye (Former Ladies of The Supremes), Martha Reeves, Paul Riser, Claudette Robinson, Smokey Robinson and Otis Williams. Pat Harvey acts as master of ceremonies, with Shadoe Stevens announcing and Patrice Rushen as panel moderator. Karla managed to carve out some time to answer a few of my queries.

Elizabeth Stanley to Lead Industry Reading of WHO KILLED MARILYN? This Week Photo Elizabeth Stanley to Lead Industry Reading of WHO KILLED MARILYN? This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

Broadway Baby Productions will present private industry readings of -Who Killed Marilyn‚ÄĚ a new play by Sharleen Cooper Cohen. Directed by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evening Rapture_), the readings will be held on Friday, September 16th at 11:00am and 2:30pm.

Review: Broadway's AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Brings Moto Photo Review: Broadway's AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Brings Motown to Music Hall
by Emily Short - Sep 10, 2022

Watch The Temptations‚Äô journey through the limelight and witness them change the music industry forever. Origin story, history lesson, live concert‚Äďthis is AIN‚ÄôT TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS. Music Hall at Fair Park. September 6-18.

Berry Gordy Videos

VIDEO: Watch Billy Porter Sing 'From A Distance' For Bette Midler at the Kennedy Cent Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Billy Porter Sing 'From A Distance' For Bette Midler at the Kennedy Center Honors

by Michael Major - Dec 21, 2021

Billy Porter honored Bette Midler as she received the Kennedy Center Honor with a performance of 'From A Distance.' Melissa Manchester will present Midler with the honor. The tribute will also feature Kelli O'Hara singing 'Wind Beneath My Wings'. Beanie Feldstein and Kate Baldwin will also appear in the tribute.

VIDEO: Chita Rivera & Opera Stars Honor Justino Díaz On The 44th Kennedy Center Hono Videoplay
VIDEO: Chita Rivera & Opera Stars Honor Justino Díaz On The 44th Kennedy Center Honors

by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2021

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is proud to celebrate the 44th Honorees for lifetime artistic achievements: operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz, Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler, and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

BWW Exclusive: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Honor Berry Gordy at the Kennedy Center Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch the AIN'T TOO PROUD Cast Honor Berry Gordy at the Kennedy Center Honors

by Michael Major - Dec 16, 2021

The cast of Ain't Too Proud took to the stage at the Kennedy Center Honors to honor Berry Gordy. The cast, consisting of Nik Walker, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Matt Manuel, and Jelani Remy, performed 'I'm Gonna Make You Love Me' and 'Ain't Too Proud to Beg'. Watch an exclusive clip of the performance now!

VIDEOS: President Joe Biden and Beanie Feldstein Talk Bette Midler at the Kennedy Cen Videoplay
VIDEOS: President Joe Biden and Beanie Feldstein Talk Bette Midler at the Kennedy Center Honors

by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2021

The 44th Kennedy Center Honorees, Justino Díaz, Berry Gordy, Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler, and Joni Mitchell were celebrated in Washington, D.C., at the Honors Gala on December 5, 2021 in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

VIDEO: Dick Van Dyke & Chita Rivera Discuss Their Lives in the Theater Videoplay
VIDEO: Dick Van Dyke & Chita Rivera Discuss Their Lives in the Theater

by Nicole Rosky - Oct 1, 2021

Watch as the longtime friends chat about Dick Van Dyke's career. Earlier this year, stage and screen legend Dick Van Dyke received a Kennedy Center Honor- which almost 20 years ago was also bestowed upon the equally legendary Chita Rivera. In the video, the friends chat about the significance of the honor, their shared experiences and the career and achievements of Van Dyke.  

VIDEO: Brandon Victor Dixon Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Videoplay
VIDEO: Brandon Victor Dixon Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 11, 2021

Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Brandon Victor Dixon, who will bring Broadway to the Hamptons tomorrow, August 12, with Broadway Out East.

Celebrating Black History Month: MOTOWN Raises the Volume on Broadway Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: MOTOWN Raises the Volume on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 24, 2021

Watch below as the original company performs 'Stop! In the Name of Love,' 'I Want You Back,' 'Can I Close the Door,' 'Do You Love Me,' 'Get Ready' and 'Dancing In the Street' and click here for even more performances from Broadway in Bryant Park.

Broadway Rewind: MOTOWN Raises the Volume at Bryant Park in 2013 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: MOTOWN Raises the Volume at Bryant Park in 2013

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 6, 2020

Today we flashback to 2013, when Motown first performed on the Bryant Park stage. Motown opened on April 14, 2013 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it played for 738 performances, and returned to Broadway in 2016. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and choreographed by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams, it starred Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia Lekae, Bryan Terrell Clark, Charl Brown, and more.

VIDEO: Showtime Documentary Films Releases Trailer for HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Showtime Documentary Films Releases Trailer for HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN

by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2019

Showtime Documentary Films today announced it will premiere the new documentary HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN from directors Benjamin and Gabe Turner (Class of 92, I Am Bolt, One Direction: This Is Us) on Saturday, August 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The remarkable story of the legendary Motown Records is told through new and exclusive interviews with the label's visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and many of its superstar artists and creative figures, as well as rare performances and behind-the-scenes footage unearthed from Motown's vaults and Gordy's personal archives. HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN is the first documentary about the iconic label with Gordy's participation.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD in Los Angeles Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD in Los Angeles

by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at all new video from the Los Angeles run of AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Ahmanson Theatre! Check out the montage below!


Berry Gordy Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Berry Gordy written?
Berry Gordy has written 1 shows including Motown the Musical (Bookwriter).