Motown the Musical

Run Time:
Two hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: April 22, 2014
Closing: July 12, 2016

Motown the Musical - 2014 - US Tour History , Info & More

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, Smokey Robinson and so many more. Featuring classic songs 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 that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience it live on Broadway in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

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THE WIZ Gets Broadway Dates, Plus First Look at Cast! by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 25, 2023

The all-new production of the Tony Award-winning hit musical The Wiz will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre.  Preview performances will begin on March 29. Check out an all new first look photo, as well as a video of the cast performing with the orchestra for the first time!

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Video: Watch Ariana DeBose In AMC Theaters' New Public Service Announcement For The Kennedy Center's National Thank An Arts Teacher Campaign by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2023

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Kiln Theatre has announced casting for new musical Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) - Dujonna Gift (Hamilton) and Sam Tutty (Dear Evan Hansen – Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical).

Westport Country Playhouse Reveals Guest Artists For 'Justin Paul & Friends' Fundraiser by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2023

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Photos: First Look at TheatreWorksUSA's CAT KID COMIC CLUB: THE MUSICAL at the Lortel Theatre by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 30, 2023

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FSCJ Artist Series Beyond Broadway Presents The Doo Wop Project, November 4, by A.A. Cristi - Jul 26, 2023

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Review Roundup: A STRANGE LOOP Arrives in London by Nicole Rosky - Jun 29, 2023

A Strange Loop has officially transferred from Broadway to London’s Barbican Theatre for a one-time-only 12-week limited season. Let's see what the critics had to say.

How Often Do Summer Shows Win a Tony Award? by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jul 16, 2023

This month, the reader question was: How often do shows that open on Broadway in the summer go on to become Tony Award winners for Best Musical?

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Video: Go Inside Opening Night of ROCK & ROLL MAN by Opening Night - Jun 27, 2023

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