Motown the Musical 2016

Run Time:
2 hours and 45 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: February 11, 2016
Closing: April 20, 2019

Motown the Musical - 2016 - West End History , Info & More

Shaftesbury Theatre
Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue London

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is Broadway's record-breaking smash hit that tells the true story behind the beat that changed minds, touched lives and took the world by storm. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations- MOTOWN THE MUSICAL shows how these legendary artists and so many more created the soundtrack that transformed America. With over 40 classic songs such as "My Girl," "What's Going On," "Dancing in the Street," "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," this explosive Broadway event is the next chapter of Motown's incredible history- and an experience you'll never forget.

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Last Chance To See Ticket Offers For MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - March 15, 2019

Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation. The West End production closes 20 April - check out our Last Chance to See ticket offers!

Cast Announced For UK And Ireland Tour Of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - September 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'.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Will Play Final West End Performance 20 April 2019
by Julie Musbach - August 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.

Save 25% On Tickets For MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - August 17, 2018

The hit West End production of Motown the Musical features music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy. It's currently playing at London's Shaftesbury Theatre - book tickets here from just £24!

Photo Flash: Get Down with MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Julie Musbach - June 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

VIDEO: The Cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Performs at West End Live
by Stephi Wild - June 16, 2018

West End's free outdoor performance event West End Live has kicked off today! The cast of Motown the Musical took to the stage and you can watch their performance below!

Photo Flash: First Look at the West End Production of MOTOWN, Now With Booking Extended Through November 2019
by Stephi Wild - June 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.

The Producers Of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL To Hold Open Auditions For Forthcoming UK And Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - 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.

BWW TV: Natalie Kassanga and Jay Perry Talk MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Jamie Body - May 6, 2018

BroadwayWorld UK were lucky enough to go backstage and talk to Natalie Kassanga and Jay Perry about joining the smash hit musical Motown, currently playing at Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End.

Photo Flash: MOTOWN Welcomes a New Cast
by Julie Musbach - March 23, 2018

The hit West End production of Motown the Musical recently welcomed its new cast to the Shaftesbury Theatre, where the show celebrated its second birthday last month.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Now Booking in the West End to January 2019
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2017

Motown the Musical has just released 500,000 new tickets for sale, taking bookings for the hit West End production into 2019 when the show will celebrate its third year in London and Motown will celebrate sixty years since the record company was founded. 

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Announces Booking to February 2018!
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2017

The hit West End production of Motown the Musical today (10 February 2017) releases over 200,000 new tickets for sale with the show now booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 24 February 2018 as the production celebrates its first birthday in London.

Photo Flash: Motown Legend The Hightops' Duke Fakir Meets MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's West End Cast
by Ashlee Latimer - October 20, 2016

Last night (19 October 2016), Duke Fakir, the last remaining original member of legendary Motown group The Four Tops, attended the performance of Motown the Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre and joined the West End cast on stage for the finale when he and the company received a standing ovation from the sell-out audience.

BWW Interview: Obioma Ugoala On Joining MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - July 20, 2016

Actor Obioma Ugoala has appeared in numerous RSC productions, including Richard II, Henry IV Part 1 & II and Henry V, as well Holy Warriors at the Globe and The Physicists at the Donmar. His screen credits include Doctors on the BBC and Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. He has recently joined the West End cast of Motown the Musical, playing soul legend Smokey Robinson.

TWITTER WATCH: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Brandon Niederauer Meets MOTOWN's Berry Gordy
by Michael Dale - July 15, 2016

The young guitarist who thrills audiences at SCHOOL OF ROCK was thrilled to meet a music pioneer.

West End's MOTOWN on Track to Recoup Investment This Year
by Tyler Peterson - June 9, 2016

The West End production of Motown the Musical has proven its popularity in London.

Obioma Ugoala to Play 'Smokey Robinson' in London's MOTOWN; Show Extends to Autumn 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

MOTOWN is getting a new Smokey! Not only that, but the Daily Mail writes that the West End production of Motown the Musical is extending through October 2017. Obioma Ugoala will join the cast as 'Smokey Robinson' starting July 4, 2016.

BWW TV: Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright, Beverley Knight and More Chat West End's MOTOWN on the Red Carpet
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 9, 2016

Last night (8 March 2016) marked the opening of the West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Last month, due to public demand, a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale taking bookings at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 18 February 2017. Click below to watch the stars strut the red carpet, including Gordy, director Randolph-Wright, Beverley Knight and more!

Review Roundup: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - March 8, 2016

The West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL officially opens tonight 8 March 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Let's see what the critics had to say...

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - March 8, 2016

The West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL officially opens tonight 8 March 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICALis directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. 

Photo Flash: MOTOWN Hits London! First Look at Lucy St. Louis, Cedric Neal & More Onstage
by Tyler Peterson - March 1, 2016

The West End production of Motown the Musical is now in previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre, with press night on 8 March 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.   The show recently released a further 200,000 tickets for sale taking bookings to 18 February 2017. Check out a first look below!

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