Celebrate Motown at The King's Celebrate Motown at The King's
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019

This weekend in Detroit, the birthplace of Motown records, celebrations are being held for Motown's diamond anniversary, marking 60 years of the label founded by Berry Gordy. Motown shares its legacy in the UK with the legendary Motown catalogue which is bought to life in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, a story by Berry Gordy which uncovers how MOTOWN changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation. (more...)

Baillie & The Boys Celebrate 35th Anniversary As A Touring Group Baillie & The Boys Celebrate 35th Anniversary As A Touring Group
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Baillie & the Boys, gained prominence in the late 1980s as the trio (Kathie Baillie, Michael Bonagura, and Alan LeBoeuf) first found work singing harmony vocals on singles for Ed Bruce, Dan Seals, and Randy Travis, and Bonagura co-wrote Marie Osmond's single 'There's No Stopping Your Heart'. In 1987, Baillie & the Boys were signed to a record deal with RCA Records. Their self-titled album was released that year, producing three Top 20 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. Turn The Tide, their second album, was released a year later. It produced four consecutive Top 10 hits on the country charts, including '(Wish I Had A) Heart of Stone', their highest-charting single. (more...)

BWW Review: GOOD PEOPLE at CV Rep Theater is Masterful BWW Review: GOOD PEOPLE at CV Rep Theater is Masterful
by Kay Kudukis - May 6, 2019

Almost everyone has fallen on hard times. Sometimes they're financial, sometimes they're emotional, sometimes they're both. It's how we get through them that defines us. A deep look into who we are, and what we will do to survive those times, David Lindsay-Abaire's 2011 play Good People explores all of that and more. (more...)

BWW Review: CHESS Has The Moves at CVRep BWW Review: CHESS Has The Moves at CVRep
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 22, 2019

Coachella Valley Repertory's (CVRep's) production, the first in its spectacular, new theater building, is highly enjoyable. Most of the acting, singing, and dancing is superb and two of the leads - David Sattler (Anatoly) and Gabriela Carrillo (Florence) - demonstrate an electrifying stage presence. (more...)

West End Production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in its Final Ten Weeks West End Production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in its Final Ten Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Motown the Musical will conclude its run on 20 April 2019 having celebrated over 1330 performances since its London premiere in February 2016. The show received its world premiere in April 2013 in New York and opened in the West End three years later. Motown the Musical closes in London in advance of major refurbishments taking place at the Shaftesbury Theatre, while the UK tour continues across the country. (more...)

Clarence Avant To Be Honored With The GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons Award Clarence Avant To Be Honored With The GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons Award
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

The Recording Academy and Clive Davis will present the annual Pre-GRAMMY® Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at The Beverly Hilton, the evening preceding the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®. As part of the celebration, Clarence Avant will be recognized as the 2019 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons® honoree for his groundbreaking contributions to the music industry. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Will Make Scottish Premiere In Edinburgh MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Will Make Scottish Premiere In Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

The countdown is on with just two weeks to go until Motown the Musical makes its Scottish premiere at the Edinburgh Playhouse. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Will Make Scottish Premiere In Edinburgh MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Will Make Scottish Premiere In Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

The countdown is on with just two weeks to go until Motown the Musical makes its Scottish premiere at the Edinburgh Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: Diana Ross And The Supremes of MOTOWN Check Out Some Vinyl on National Album Day! Photo Flash: Diana Ross And The Supremes of MOTOWN Check Out Some Vinyl on National Album Day!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Stop in the Name of Love! Diana Ross and The Supremes were checking out the vinyl at Britain's oldest record shop The Diskery ahead of the first ever National Album Day (Saturday 13 October) (more...)

Edward Baruwa. Karis Anderson, and More Will Lead MOTOWN THE MUSICAL At Edinburgh Playhouse - Full Cast Announced! Edward Baruwa. Karis Anderson, and More Will Lead MOTOWN THE MUSICAL At Edinburgh Playhouse - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The producers of "MOTOWN THE MUSICAL" have announced the cast for the UK and Ireland tour. Edward Baruwa will play the leading role of 'Berry Gordy', Karis Anderson will play 'Diana Ross', Nathan Lewis will play 'Smokey Robinson' and Shak Gabbidon-Williams will play 'Marvin Gaye'. (more...)

Cast Announced For UK And Ireland Tour Of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Cast Announced For UK And Ireland Tour Of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The producers of 'MOTOWN THE MUSICAL' have announced the cast for the UK and Ireland tour. Edward Baruwa will play the leading role of 'Berry Gordy', Karis Anderson will play 'Diana Ross', Nathan Lewis will play 'Smokey Robinson' and Shak Gabbidon-Williams will play 'Marvin Gaye'. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Will Play Final West End Performance 20 April 2019 MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Will Play Final West End Performance 20 April 2019
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

In advance of major refurbishments taking place at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Motown The Musical will conclude its run on 20 April 2019 having celebrated over 1330 performances since its London premiere over three years earlier in February 2016. With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue, book by Motown founder Berry Gordy and directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown the Musical tells the story behind the legendary classic hits. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get Down with MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Photo Flash: Get Down with MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Motown the Musical recently released 450,000 new tickets for sale, taking bookings for the hit West End show at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 2 November 2019 (more...)

Youngsters From Across Manchester Bid To Become The Next Michael Jackson At Auditions In Manchester Youngsters From Across Manchester Bid To Become The Next Michael Jackson At Auditions In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Motown the Musical lands on the Manchester Opera House Stage from 26 February - 23rd March 2019 and producers from the hit West End show recently held open auditions at the Opera House Manchester to find talented child and adult performers to play iconic Motown artists in the touring production. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the West End Production of MOTOWN, Now With Booking Extended Through November 2019 Photo Flash: First Look at the West End Production of MOTOWN, Now With Booking Extended Through November 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Motown the Musical today releases over 450,000 new tickets for sale, taking bookings for the hit West End show at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 2 November 2019. With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical tells the story behind the legendary classic hits, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Monday for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Princess of Wales Theatre Tickets on Sale Monday for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Princess of Wales Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Work Light Productions has announced that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on Monday, November 27th. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Princess of Wales Theatre, May 22 - June 3, 2018. (more...)

The Producers Of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL To Hold Open Auditions For Forthcoming UK And Ireland Tour The Producers Of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL To Hold Open Auditions For Forthcoming UK And Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

This autumn, Motown the Musical will embark on its first ever UK and Ireland Tour whilst the show continues to play at Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns For Final Engagement At The Fisher Theatre MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Returns For Final Engagement At The Fisher Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Work Light Productions and Broadway In Detroit, are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will return to the Fisher Theatre for the Broadway tour's final Detroit engagement June 5-10, 2018.Tickets start at $45 and are on sale now online at Broadwayindetroit.com and Ticketmaster.com, as well as charge by phone (800) 982-2787 and in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour to End Run This June MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tour to End Run This June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

After playing over 120 cities across the nation in four years, the record breaking smash hit production, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, will conclude its national tour in the nation's Capital, playing the Filene Center at Wolf Trap at the end of June 2018. Over five million people will have experienced this critical and audience favorite between the first performance on Broadway until the final tour performance this June. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes To The Palace Theater MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes To The Palace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL presented by Worklight Productions is coming to the Palace Theater May 11 - 13 for four performances. Tickets can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. (more...)

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