Motown the Musical on Tour

Running Time
Two hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission


Milton Hershey School Alumnus & Broadway Star Marcus Paul James Returns for Special Performance in Hershey
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Milton Hershey School alumnus and Broadway star Marcus Paul James '99 will return to Hershey on Friday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. for a special performance for Milton Hershey School students at the Hershey Theatre in celebration of the school's annual Founders Week. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Bring Legendary Hits to South Bend This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Broadway Theatre League has announced that Motown the Musical will play the Morris Performing Arts Center December 1-3, 2017. The hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and is produced by Work Light Productions. (more...)

D.C.'s National Theatre Sets 2017-18 Lottery for Pre-Broadway Run of MEAN GIRLS and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

The National Theatre announces its ticket lottery program for the 2017-2018 'Broadway at the National' season - which includes the pre-Broadway world premiere of Mean Girls, onstage October 31 thru December 3, 2017. The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in downtown Washington, D.C. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Slates 'Dare to Be Different' Series of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre, in celebration of its 49th season, will present Dare To Be Different, a series of three new musicals and three one-night only special events from November 30 - December 15 at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Bring Tunes of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and More to Sioux Falls
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Motown the Musical will play at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, SD on October 27-29, 2017. The hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and is produced by Work Light Productions. (more...)

VIDEO: Ann Harada, Ginna LeVine and Julius Thomas III Preview Two Songs from THE NEW WORLD at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Pilgrims wash ashore in Massachusetts - turning North American life on its ear - in Bucks County Playhouse's world premiere production of the new musical comedy, 'The New World.' Performances begin November 7 and run through December 2, with an official opening on November 11. The show's company just met the press and previewed two musical numbers from the show - 'Natural' and 'Massachusetts' - check them out below! (more...)

Ann Harada, Julius Thomas III, Ginna Le Vine, Jillian Gottlieb and More to Star in THE NEW WORLD Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

The Bucks County Playhouse presents THE NEW WORLD, with music by Gary Adler, lyrics by Phoebe Kreutz, and book by Regina Decicco & L.F. Turner, directed by Stafford Arima, with choreography by Lorin Latarro. Performances begin November 7 and run through December 2, 2017. (more...)

Erich Bergen, Jackie Burns, Constantine Maroulis and More Round Out This Year's ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

The Path Fund Inc. has announced the final list of performers that will appear at the 24th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: LEGENDS LIVE ON! on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) at 8 p.m. (more...)

Stage Managers for FROZEN, SPONGEBOB & JERSEY BOYS to Headline 2018 Broadway Stage Management Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS) is back by popular demand for a fourth year of in-depth panels and networking with Broadway's top stage managers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chatting with LEYLAND SIMMONS
by Caryn Cooper - Nov 9, 2017

Leyland Simmons is a rising choreographer who is on the move to big things. His dance training began at the Royal Academy School of Dance under Barbara Devereaux in Anchorage, Alaska. From there, he went on to study dance at several notable schools such as Dance Theatre of Harlem, Miami City Ballet, The School of American Ballet, and The Ailey School, among others. He is a graduate of the Professional Performing Arts High School in New York City, and is a former member of Ailey II and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. As an educator, he is a certified teacher in the American Ballet Theatre Pre-Primary to Level 3 curriculum, holds a Master's degree in Dance Education from NYU, has taught at several studios such as Steps on Broadway, and is currently the Resident Choreographer at the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA). (more...)

Diane Phelan Joins BROADWAY CAN! Concert On Monday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The 9th Annual Broadway Can! Concert for City Harvest will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, Monday, November 13th at 7pm. The evening will be comprised of songs by composer/lyricist Seth Bisen-Hersh. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aisha Jawando and Darren Hart Talk CINDERELLA at Hackney Empire
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 9, 2017

Aisha Jawando recently played Martha in the original London cast of Motown the Musical. This Christmas, she stars in the title role of Hackney Empire's Cinderella. Darren Hart is a Hackney regular and is also known for television and film appearances. He'll be playing Buttons in this year's Cinderella. (more...)

Ring in the Holiday Season with Geva's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

On November 22, a beloved Rochester tradition returns to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The Key Bank Production of A Christmas Carol, Dickens' classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit this holiday season. This production of A Christmas Carol premiered to great acclaim in 2010 and features a script adapted by Mark Cuddy from Charles Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience. (more...)

New Pilgrim Musical THE NEW WORLD Starts Tonight at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Pilgrims wash ashore in Massachusetts - turning North American life on its ear - in the world premiere production of the new musical comedy, 'The New World.' Performances begin tonight, November 7, and run through December 2, with an official opening on November 11 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

N'Kenge and Dan Grimaldi to Star in Industry Presentation of New Dorothy Dandridge Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Non-profit organization Blacks on Wall Street, Inc with Albridge Investors will host an invitation-only presentation of a new musical DOROTHY DANDRIDGE - HOLLYWOOD'S SEPIA GODDESS. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes To Vancouver
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Work Light Productions and Broadway Across Canada, are proud to announce that single tickets for Motown the Musical will go on sale Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10am. Motown the Musical will play at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre February 6-11, 2018. Ticket prices begin at $30.50 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Dance Into Harris Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

It began as one man's story and became everyone's music everywhere, around the world. Motown the Musical is the 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 many more. (more...)

New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Announces Industry Presentations This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s that played to a nearly sold out world premiere engagement at Goodspeed Musicals last summer, will continue its development with private industry presentations on December 14 and 15 in New York. (more...)

ThePianoGuys' CHRISTMAS TOGETHER Tour Coming to the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

ThePianoGuys come to Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre for a special holiday residency this December with a new live show featuring the album's holiday music and their one-of-a-kind arrangements. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Geva Theatre Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

On November 22, a beloved Rochester tradition returned to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The Key Bank Production of A Christmas Carol, Dickens' classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit this holiday season. This production of A Christmas Carol premiered to great acclaim in 2010 and features a script adapted by Mark Cuddy from Charles Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look of CINDERELLA at Hackney Empire
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Hackney Empire today releases production images of its highly anticipated 2017 Christmas pantomime Cinderella which runs at the East London venue until Sunday 31 December with press night this evening. Check out the images below! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Stagecrafter's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

N'Kenge to Star as 'DOROTHY DANDRIDGE' in Amas Musical Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

A friendly reminder that Amas Musical Theatre will present Dorothy Dandridge - Hollywood's Sepia Goddess, the second offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street - 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). (more...)

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! Electrifies Audiences at The Hobby Center
by Audrey Morabito - Nov 22, 2017

Last night, On Your Feet! opened with a bang to an enthusiastic crowd at the Hobby Center. An electrifying production, On Your Feet! classifies as a jukebox musical a production that weaves together an iconic artist's most popular songs with their biography (often focusing on the rise to stardom) to tell the artist's story through their own lyrics while adding all the elements of musical theatre. These biographical musicals can sometimes lose their footing in a focus either too completely on song or on biographical plot, but directed by Jerry Mitchell with a book by Alexander Dinelaris, On Your Feet! finds balance between a storyline of Gloria and Emilo's lives while being jam-packed with loud, catchy, and thrilling song and dance numbers. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Monday for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Princess of Wales Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

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...)

Robert Hartwell Launches 2018 Tour of The Broadway Collective Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Broadway veteran and Original Broadway Cast member of the Tony Award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, Robert Hartwell launches the 3rd season of The Broadway Collective a traveling, multi-disciplinary musical theatre master class. (more...)


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Jenn Gambatese, Lisa Howard, Mykal Kilgore and More to Bring Broadway Back to Landmark on Main
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

One night only! 'Broadway on Main Street' returns to Landmark on Saturday, January 6 at 8 PM. (more...)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Stars Coming to National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS and TRAVIS WALL are pleased to announce casting for the 2018 winter tour dates of their groundbreaking new show SHAPING SOUND After The Curtain, which comes to Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre for one performance only on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)

New Casting Information Announced for Premiere of Tina Turner Musical TINA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Joining the previously announced Adrienne Warren, who plays the title role, are Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Ike Turner, Madeline Appiah as Tina's mother Zelma Bullock, Jenny Fitzpatrick as the alternate Tina, Lorna Gayle as Tina's Grandmother GG, Tom Godwin as Record Producer Phil Spector and Lyricist Terry Britten, Francesca Jackson as Ike and Tina's manager Rhonda Graam, Aisha Jawando as Tina's sister Alline Bullock, Natey Jones as Tina's father Richard Bullock and Tina's first love Raymond Hill, Gerard McCarthy as record company Marketing Manager Erwin Bach and Ryan O'Donnell as Tina's Manager Roger Davies. They are joined by ensemble members Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Keisher Downie, Kit Esuruoso who also plays Tina's son Craig Hill, Jammy Kasongo, Sia Kiwa, Jason Langley, Kayleigh McKnight, Baker Mukasa and Tanisha Spring and swings Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Edward Bourne, Candace Furbert, Hannah Jay-Allan and Rodney Vubya. (more...)

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall announces its Black Friday Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall announces its Black Friday Sale, giving patrons the opportunity to scoop up a great deal with up to 50% off select shows. The sale begins Friday, November 24 at 10AM and ends Sunday, November, 26 at 11:59PM. Shows in the sale include: We Three Kings An Irish Tenors Christmas, A Christmas Carol, Salute to Vienna, Peter Cetera, Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli Nat King Cole Tribute, Chita & Tune, Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire, BalletBoyz, Travis Wall's Shaping Sounds After the Curtain, The Hot Sardines, National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, Rick Springfield, The Four Phantoms, Motown the Musical, Illusionist Rick Thomas, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Let It Be, Bill Engvall, and Mummenschanz you & me. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Max Von Essen, and More to Lead 6th Annual SPARKLE: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Haul out the holly and put up the tree because the annual star-studded holiday event SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns to New York City on Sunday, December 3rd for its 6th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). (more...)

It's a Happy Holiday! Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour Finds Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS have announced full casting for the North American Tour of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Constantine Maroulis, Max von Essen, Eden Espinosa, Christina Bianco and More 'SPARKLE' at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

The annual star-studded holiday event SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returned to New York City on December 3rd for its 6th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund. This one-night-only extravaganza, produced and hosted by TV personality Scott Nevins (Bravo's The People's Couch), took place at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St.), featuring a high-wattage star power cast filled with some of today's hottest performers from the worlds of Broadway, television, film and the music industry. Scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Constantine Maroulis, Max von Essen, Erich Bergen, Eden Espinosa and More in SPARKLE: AN ALL-STAR HOLIDAY CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

The annual star-studded holiday event SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returned to New York City last night, December 3rd, for its 6th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund. This one-night-only extravaganza, produced and hosted by TV personality Scott Nevins (Bravo's The People's Couch), took place at The Cutting Room (44 E 32nd St.), featuring a high-wattage star power cast filled with some of today's hottest performers from the worlds of Broadway, television, film and the music industry. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Who's Telling the Story? Meet the Full Company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 3, 2017

The new Broadway production of Once On This Island officially opens tonight, December 3rd, at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC), and is directed by Tony nominee Michael Arden, and choreographed by the critically-acclaimed Camille A. Brown. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BWW Review: LOOKINGGLASS ALICE at Center Stage - A musical treat for all ages
by Charles Shubow - Dec 15, 2017

Leave your troubles at the door and just enjoy this entertaining spectacle. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Offer Free Pre-Show Events for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Motown the Musical audiences and Motown music fans are invited to enjoy The Sound of Motown free pre-performance events on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. These 45-minute programs will tell the Motown story with insider tales and historic videos of Motown's early publicist Al Abrams from a 2010 lecture at the University of Michigan. There will be an exhibit of rare photographs and costumes from Detroit's Motown Museum. (more...)

Eve Ensler, Diane Paulus and More Set for IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD Talkbacks at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a post-performance Beyond the Stage talkback series for Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere of the American Repertory Theater production of In the Body of the World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. (more...)

Your Obedient Servants: Meet the New HAMILTON Tour Stars, Joseph Morales and Nik Walker
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 14, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller has announced that JOSEPH MORALES and NIK WALKER will lead the second national tour of Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively. (more...)

Lenny Wolpe to Star in THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team for the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). (more...)

Second National Tour of HAMILTON Finds Its 'Hamilton' and 'Burr'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller has announced that JOSEPH MORALES and NIK WALKER will lead the second national tour of Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)

Tap Dance Superstar Savion Glover Set for the National Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Acclaimed dancer and choreographer Savion Glover launches the North American Tour of Savion Glover's All FuNKD' Up, The ConCert at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre with performances on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8pm. (more...)

Arizona Musicfest Winter Festival's 19-Concert Schedule Showcases Diverse Lineup Of Styles, Celebrities, and Music
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The 27th annual Arizona Musicfest Winter Festival will bring a deeply diverse lineup of exceptional artists, repertoires and musical styles to Valley venues beginning with Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune: Just in Time on Jan. 26. The 19-concert schedule concludes on March 16 with Decades Rewind that turns back the clock to the music of the 60s, 70s and 80s. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Shoshana Bean, Norbert Leo Butz and More Set for BROADWAY BEATS HUNGER Benefit at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Summit Medical Group Foundation (SMGF), in partnership with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, is proud to announce the inaugural Broadway Beats Hunger holiday performance to benefit the 'Food, Health and Hope: An Answer to Diabetes' initiative and broaden awareness about the direct link between access to nutritious food and this widespread health epidemic in New Jersey. (more...)

BWW TV: Susie McKenna Discusses Hackney Empire's CINDERELLA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2017

Hackney Empire's 2017 Christmas pantomime Cinderella runs at the East London venue until 31 December. Writer and director Susie McKenna gives us a sneak peek at its creation - watch the video below! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

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