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I'LL BE THERE, The Four Tops Musical, to Have Pre-Broadway Run in Detroit Photo I'LL BE THERE, The Four Tops Musical, to Have Pre-Broadway Run in Detroit
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 17, 2021

The Four Tops jukebox musical, I'll Be There is currently setting its sights on the Motor City as its pre-Broadway destination. The show is looking to open in Detroit fall of 2022.

The Four Tops Musical I'LL BE THERE! May Come to Broadway in 2022 Photo The Four Tops Musical I'LL BE THERE! May Come to Broadway in 2022
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2021

The musical, titled 'I'll Be There!', is planning to come to Broadway, with producer Paul Lambert working alongside Fakir. It is currently aiming for an early 2022 opening. According to an insider, casting calls were recently held in Los Angeles, and the musical is now in rehearsals.

BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOTOWN SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Stevie Wonder, Diana  Photo BWW Exclusive: THE 101 GREATEST MOTOWN SONGS OF ALL TIME - with Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 & More
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Motown songs from 1960-1994. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time Photo BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

OGCMA Presents DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA August 31 At The Great Auditorium Photo OGCMA Presents DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA August 31 At The Great Auditorium
by Julie Musbach - Aug 27, 2019

It wouldn't be summer in The Great Auditorium at The OCEAN GROVE CAMP MEETING ASSOCIATION (OGCMA) without the harmonies, choreography, costumes and mellow R&B of the '50s - a hot'n'rollin' DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA - and this 150th anniversary year is no different.

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive Photo BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive
by Brian Michaels - Jul 25, 2019

The story of Seymour and his 'Strange and unusual plant' is brought to life at West Fargo Sheyenne for the West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive.

Sony/ATV Signs Legacy Stars Including Billy Ocean and Slade Photo Sony/ATV Signs Legacy Stars Including Billy Ocean and Slade
by Tori Hartshorn - Feb 26, 2019

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed the catalogues of British music greats Billy Ocean and Slade among a series of new deals with legacy songwriters and artists.

BWW Review: Contemporary Theater Company's Delightful LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo BWW Review: Contemporary Theater Company's Delightful LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - Oct 29, 2018

When it comes to Halloween season musicals, few are as appropriate as LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - an ever growing plant with a taste for human blood, a sadistic dentist, and the potential loss of everything you've ever dreamed of? There's plenty to feel uneasy about. Fortunately the show balances out the potential terror with a sizeable dose of charm and humor, both ably represented in the Contemporary Theater Company's (CTC) production of Little Shop, playing through November 18th at their space in downtown Wakefield, Rhode Island.

BWW Review: THE FOUR TOPS AND THE TEMPTATIONS at the San Diego Symphony's Bayside Sum Photo BWW Review: THE FOUR TOPS AND THE TEMPTATIONS at the San Diego Symphony's Bayside Summer Nights
by Ron Bierman - Aug 29, 2018

Nostalgic fans mobbed the San Diego Symphony's Four Tops and Temptations concert. Tables, stands and lawn were packed. Ticketless fans settled in spots outside the entrance, joining boats in the bay in listening to music that had created lasting memories. Tunes you hear growing up never leave you. You can tell how old someone is by asking which radio station they listen to. 'The one that plays oldies from the 60s,' is a good indicator, even if La Jolla's excellent plastic surgeons have intervened. Fond memories are why Motown vocal groups and 'ghost' bands from the Swing Era still attract enthusiastic audiences.

BWW Review: Avant Bard's Timely Revival of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS Photo BWW Review: Avant Bard's Timely Revival of THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS
by Roger Catlin - Mar 1, 2018

What if gospel music was taken out of church? What if its structure, soul and power were applied to some other ancient stories, such as, for example, Sophocles, where actors talk about gods plural?

Why LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is Your Halloween Must-See Photo Why LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is Your Halloween Must-See
by David Clarke - Oct 25, 2017

Cult classic movie musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is coming back to theaters this Halloween. We've got five reasons why the time has come for you to see this beloved masterpiece on something larger than your big, enormous twelve-inch screen.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Returning to Theaters with Alternate Ending This October Photo LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Returning to Theaters with Alternate Ending This October
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 27, 2017

Fathom Events and Warner Bros will bring LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS:THE DIRECTOR'S CUT to theaters for two days in October.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reboot In the Works at Warner Bros; Josh Gad & Rebel Wilson to Star?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 28, 2017

Today, a new report suggests that Warner Bros is hoping PITCH PERFECT's REBEL Wilson and BOOK OF MORMON's Josh Gad will sign on to star in the lead roles of Audrey and Seymour.

Universal Music Enterprises Prepares Five-Month Rollout of Soundtrack Album Reissues on Vinyl
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 3, 2015

Universal Music Enterprises has announced a rollout of 26 individual soundtrack albums on vinyl

Review Roundup: THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS Come to Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 30, 2014

Motown legends, THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS, began their special one-week engagement on Broadway last night, December 29, 2014. The show runs through January 4, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say...

BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Sep 9, 2014

A great set, a great plant, and great leads make for a show that is so much fun that it should not be missed.

The Zombies' Colin Blunstone Plays First Tour in U.S. in Over Forty Years
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 8, 2014

On The Air Tonight, released on January 21, 2014 on Zip Records, is the new album by Colin Blunstone, one of Britain's greatest vocal stylists.

Mary Wilson's Holiday Spectacular with The Four Tops to Join Chicagoland Choirs, 12/23-1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Chicago Choirs get the chance of a lifetime when they perform along-side Original Supreme Mary Wilson during "Mary Wilson's Holiday Spectacular Featuring Special Guests The Four Tops" December 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St.). Seven Chicago choirs will perform throughout the limited engagement including Walt Whittman's Soul Children of Chicago, Shelly & Friends (members from Salem Baptist Church and Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Morgan Park), Calvin Bridges & Friends, Central Missionary Baptist Church Inspirational Choir, Dr. Issac Whittmon & the Greater Metropolitan Church, Dr. Alfred Wheeler & Blessed Music Ministry and Ramon Perry & the Ministry and Praise Chorale.

BWW Reviews: MJR Theatricals | Music Box Musicals' LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is Spirited and Fun
by David Clarke - Aug 9, 2013

As the dog days of summer needlessly drag on in Houston, enveloping the city in oppressive heat, Michael J. Ross' MJR Theatricals | Music Box Musicals is presenting LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Roger Corman's notorious 1960 low-budget horror-themed comedy The Little Shop of Horrors serves as the basis for this cult favorite and classic musical. The cherished musical premiered on May 6, 1982 at the Workshop of the Players' Art (WPA) Theatre. It went on to garner critical acclaim Off-Broadway when it opened on July 27, 1982 at the Orpheum Theatre. The Off-Broadway production enjoyed 2,209 performances across its 5 year run. Its popularity and notoriety lead to the 1986 film adaption of the musical as well. 31 years later, the musical is still a favorite among producers and audiences alike, and MJR Theatricals | Music Box Musicals' production easily proves why.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

The original Broadway cast recording of 'MOTOWN THE MUSICAL,' a show nominated for four TONY Awards, is released today, June 4, 2013, by Motown/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).

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