Motown the Musical on Tour

Running Time
Two hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission


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...)

Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Rudner, and More Next Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tito Hernandez Channels Inner Fosse for North Carolina Theatre's PIPPIN
by Lauren Van Hemert - Jun 28, 2018

PIPPIN is the story of a young prince trying to find the meaning of life. Pippin's struggle to find out where he fits into the world is not unlike the 38 middle school and high school students performing in North Carolina Theatre Conservatory's production, which opens July 6th at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Downtown Raleigh. The students are part of the conservatory's Master Summer Theatre Arts School (STAS), one of the flagship pre-professional training programs of North Carolina Theatre. 'Pippin never finds anything fulfilling until he finally realizes he never had to go anyplace further than his own backyard to find what he was looking for,' says Director Tito Hernandez, who has been teaching at the conservatory for 18 years. 'It has a closure at the end and the message that you can search all over you want, but the happiness has to be within.' Hernandez first saw PIPPIN after it opened on Broadway in 1972, under the direction of Bob Fosse. But he says, this production is closer to the 2013 Tony Award-winning revival, including the circus choreography, acrobatics, and extended ending. And Hernandez, a dance veteran himself having made his Broadway debut in JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY, is no stranger to Fosse's artistry. In fact, he participated in a tribute event to Fosse before the legendary choreographer passed away and had the opportunity to meet him, work with his associates, and perform his choreography. PIPPIN runs July 6-8 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Loving Dedication to a Great Legacy at Wolf Trap
by Hannah Wing - Jun 27, 2018

Motown the Musical is a high energy musical featuring a talented cast and high production quality. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Getting Peggy Wit It- Peggy Roasts Broadway Bares with Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ariana DeBose & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2018

Morgan James and Ellyn Marie Marsh present 'Getting Peggy Wit It'! Peggy took time out of her busy schedule to stop by Broadway Bares and chat with some of this year's performers, including Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ariana DeBose, Wesley Taylor and more! (more...)

International Singer N'Kenge Stars with The Chautauqua Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

NY Times described N'Kenge as 'a classically trained diva that can stretch from Broadway, Pop Soul to Opera.' Patrons of Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra will be in for a real treat with an exciting program featuring Bernstein's Classic 'I Feel Pretty', Aretha Franklin's 'Natural Woman', some fun tunes for the audience can Rock to like 'Funkytown' and much much more! N'Kenge is excited to be performing this brand-new program with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra for the 'Independence Day Pops Celebration' which is led by the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Columbus Symphony, Stuart Chafetz who is celebrated across the continent. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical BORN FOR THIS at ArtsEmerson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

ArtsEmerson has announced that Born for This - A New Musical will take the stage this summer for a limited engagement, June 15 - July 15 at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St, Downtown Boston. With original music and lyrics by six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning icon BeBe Winans book by Charles Randolph-Wright, BeBe Winans, and Lisa D'Amour, and direction by Charles-Randolph Wright (Motown the Musical), Born For This celebrates the incredible true story of BeBe Winans - a young man who follows his heart and finds his destiny. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kenneth Mosley, 'Berry Gordy' of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Wolf Trap, Filene Center
by Hope Villanueva - Jun 24, 2018

MOTOWN is not just a company. It is an icon. This was the soundtrack of decades of change in America and still serves as the inspiration for current innovators in music. So it only seems inevitable that someone would see that this needed to be adapted for the musical theatre stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Bell Bundy and the Cast of SWEET CHARITY Celebrate Opening Night at Reprise 2.0
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 (led by Producing Artistic Director Marcia Seligson), in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT) chaired by Brian Kite, presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity.  Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, the classic Broadway hit plays through July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Take a look at photos from the show's opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hey Big Spender! Laura Bell Bundy Stars in SWEET CHARITY in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity. Get a look at the all-star cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The West End's Best Come Out For West End Live - MADAGASCAR, Matt Henry, Emma Kingston, Nathan Amzi, Trevor Dion, and Danielle Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live took place this past weekend! Check out photos below of the cast of Madagascar, plus Matt Henry, Emma Kingston, Nathan Amzi, Trevor Dion, and Danielle Hope! (more...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Boston (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Washington, DC (more...)

BWW Previews: Matt Manuel from MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opening tonight at Place Des Arts - Salle Wilfred-Pelltier, through 6/24
by Noelle Hannibal - Jun 19, 2018

Matt Manuel was born and raised in Detroit, MI, 'the heart of Motown.' He got his start as a competitive gymnast. When he was 13, he had to quit gymnastics, which he says broke his heart. His mother convinced him to try a piano lesson while his brother took a voice lesson. The teacher accidentally switched their lessons, which made Manuel realize he could sing. He studied theatre in high school, but once in college, focused more on vocal performance, so he would be classically trained. He was a contestant on season 13 of AMERICAN IDOL, which jump started his career. Since then, he has never stopped working. Manuel plays Marvin Gaye in Motown the Musical. I had the chance to speak with him while MOTOWN recently had a tour stop in Boston, MA. (more...)

Marquee Productions to Host LET'S BROADWAY: A New Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Marquee Productions, a company founded by Rodrigo Marques hosts this up and coming cabaret series. The company was founded in 2013 and has been gathering talented performers and outstanding artists from all over the world. Before founding Marquee Productions in New York, Mr. Marques has already established his career in performing, directing, and producing in Brazil. In this country, he founded Grito Theatre Co. that has been awarded 'Best Theatre Company in South Brazil' four times by the Brazilian Actor's Equity Association. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Josh Lamon, and More Cast in EMOJILAND THE MUSICAL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for EMOJILAND, an official selection of the 2018 New York Musical Festival that was Inspired by The Unicode Standard, and takes place within the imaginary digital world inside a smartphone. Co-created by husband-and-wife-team Laura Nicole Harrison (book, music & lyrics) & Keith Harrison (book, music & lyrics), the production is directed by Thomas Caruso (named NYMF's Best Director in 2014), and will very appropriately begin performances on World Emoji Day, July 17th with a run through July 22nd in the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row. (more...)

Photo Flash: The West End's Best Come Out For West End Live - HEATHERS, TINA, THE LION KING, THE BARRICADE BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wrapped up yesterday! Check out photos below of the casts of Heathers, Tina, The Lion King and The Barricade Boys! (more...)

Photo Flash: The West End's Best Come Out For West End Live - JAMIE, WICKED, MOTOWN, KINKY BOOTS, and MATILDA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live has kicked off today! Check out photos below of the casts of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Wicked, Motown the Musical, Kinky Boots, and Matilda taking the stage! (more...)

Photo Flash: The West End's Best Come Out For West End Live - BAT OUT OF HELL, PHANTOM, LES MISERABLES, STRICTLY BALLROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today today! Check out photos below of the casts of Bat Out Of Hell, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Strictly Ballroom taking the stage! (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of Madagascar The Musical took to the stage and you can watch their performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Stock Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Ben Stock took to the stage and you can watch his performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Ida Takes the Stage at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Ida took to the stage and you can watch their performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The West End's Best Come Out For West End Live - DREAMGIRLS, MAMMA MIA!, CHICAGO, THRILLER LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wrapped up today! Check out photos below of the casts of Dreamgirls, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, and Thriller Live taking the stage! (more...)

Photo Flash: The West End's Best Come Out For West End Live - THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE, Matt Cardle, Louise Dearman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wrapped up today! Check out photos below of the cast of Knights of the Rose, Matt Cardle, and Louise Dearman take the stage! (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL Perform at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! The cast of I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical took to the stage and you can watch their performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Ferris and Milnes Perform at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Ferris and Milnes took to the stage and you can watch their performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Emma Kingston Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Emma Kingston took to the stage and you can watch their performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Amzi Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Nathan Amzi took to the stage and you can watch his performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Nadine Benjamin Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Nadine Benjamin took to the stage and you can watch her performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Danielle Hope Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Danielle Hope took to the stage and you can watch her performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Trevor Dion Nicholas Ditches the Genie Costume to Perform at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Trevor Dion Nicholas, the Genie in Aladdin, took to the stage and you can watch his performance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Matt Henry Takes the West End Live Stage
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live wraps up today! Matt Henry took to the stage and you can watch his performance below! (more...)

54 Below Presents Marcus Paul James & Crystal Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

???????FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Crystal Monee Hall (RENT, The Mickey Heart Band) and Marcus Paul James (RENT, In The Heights, Greatest Showman) in "Where Is The Love" a concert celebrating the music of Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack. (more...)

Broadway's N'Kenge to Star in the Return of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

N'Kenge just returned from her sold out symphonic tour with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, and Chautauqua Symphony and is thrilled to return to her home town to perform in this special three-week return of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Famed Club Harlem at Aaron Davis Hall in New York beginning on Thursday, July 12. Described as 'a party you don't want to miss' by Broadway star Maurice Hines," On Kentucky Avenue" transports audiences through time to the heyday of Club Harlem and offers them a fictional musical inspired by a real place: Kentucky Avenue, the center of African-American life in Atlantic City. Opened in 1935, Club Harlem quickly became the number-one destination for black performers in Atlantic City. (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at Playhouse On The Square
by Chris Miritello - Jul 8, 2018

Tear down the mountains. Yell, scream and shout for Dreamgirls, Playhouse on the Square's final musical offering of its 2017-2018 season. Co-directed and choreographed by Jordan Nichols and Travis Bradley, Playhouse on the Square's Dreamgirls is a two and a half hour theatrical energy drink, jam packed with slick production numbers performed by a fresh cast that is plainly up to the task of quenching the audience's thirst for a great time. There is much to be excited about with this production of Dreamgirls, which seems uniquely at home in Memphis, a city whose history and reputation are so intertwined with music and the superstars it has produced. Although the first third of Act I can be described as somewhat frenetic, the production quickly settles in and finds its footing, anchored by electrifying, well-directed performances by Breyannah Tillman as Effie, and Napoleon M. Douglas as Jimmy Early. (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at the Kennedy Center - They Were Dancing in the Seats!!
by Charles Shubow - Jul 6, 2018

Broadway - get ready for another homage to a great music group. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

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Casting Announced For UK Tour Of KINKY BOOTS At Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Birmingham Hippodrome has announced casting for the upcoming UK tour of Kinky Boots . Kayi Ushe will play the role of Lola, Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie. (more...)

BARK! THE MUSICAL Comes to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2018

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VIDEO: First Look at New Musical BORN FOR THIS at ArtsEmerson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

ArtsEmerson has announced that Born for This - A New Musical will take the stage this summer for a limited engagement, June 15 - July 15 at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St, Downtown Boston. With original music and lyrics by six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning icon BeBe Winans book by Charles Randolph-Wright, BeBe Winans, and Lisa D'Amour, and direction by Charles-Randolph Wright (Motown the Musical), Born For This celebrates the incredible true story of BeBe Winans - a young man who follows his heart and finds his destiny. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2018
by - Jul 21, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Matt Doyle and Katie Rose Clarke to Lead The Old Globe's THE HEART OF ROCK & ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

The Old Globe today announced casting as its 2018-2019 Season kicks off with the world premiere of The Heart of Rock & Roll, inspired by the music of Huey Lewis and the News. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Drew Gehling and the Cast of DAVE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Arena Stage presents the new musical Dave, get a first look below! (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon Joins NBC's MACY'S 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

American Authors and Brandon Victor Dixon join the incredible slate of performers for NBC's annual "Macy's 4th of JulyFireworks® Spectacular," which airs Wednesday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an hourlong encore presentation at 10 p.m. Dixon will be joined by the iconic Harlem Gospel Choir for a rendition of the patriotic "America the Beautiful." (more...)

West End Bares Announces 2018 Theme 'Top Off The Pops'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Now in its ninth year, and in a brand-new venue, the West End's hottest annual fundraiser WEST END BARES announces WEST END BARES: TOP OFF THE POPS! at The Shaftesbury Theatre on Sunday 28 October with performances at 7.00pm and 9.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Remount's THE PECULIAR PATRIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

The Peculiar Patriot, Liza Jessie Peterson's powerful one-woman show and scathing indictment of the criminal justice system, opened Friday to fanfare at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) in Harlem. The show is directed by Talvin Wilks and produced by NBT and Hi-ARTS and runs through July 29. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Loren Lott to Lead ONCE ON THIS ISLAND During Hailey Kilgore's Medical Leave
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Original company member Loren Lott will take over the role of Ti Moune while Hailey Kilgore recovers from a foot injury. (more...)

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce full casting and creative team for the Theater Company's production of Oklahoma! The 75th Anniversary Denver production will be directed by Artistic Director Chris Coleman in his DCPA directorial debut. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sings Ahrens & Flaherty, Vonda Shepard & More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

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