Motown the Musical on Tour

Running Time
2 hours and 45 minutes with 1 intermission

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Strictly's Vincent & Flavia to Bring TANGO MODERNO to Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Strictly superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return to the stage with their most audacious and thrilling show yet, Tango Moderno. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 6th, 2017: Bernadette Peters Announced as Next 'Dolly' and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 6, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Bernadette Peters Announced as Next 'Dolly,' and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: Swarovski Crystals Make National Theatre's FOLLIES Sparkle
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Swarovski illuminates the National Theatre for the first time with 600,000 crystals adorning the dazzling costumes in its much-anticipated revival of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical, Follies. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Allied Integrated Marketing Revamps Broadway Touring Division
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Allied Integrated Marketing announced today that Allied Touring will succeed Allied Live as the national tour marketing and publicity arm of Allied under the joint leadership of industry veterans Marya K. Peters and Andrew Damer, who will serve as Vice Presidents and co-heads of the division. Allied Touring is the leading agency specializing in touring Broadway shows. (more...)

Kenneth Mosley, Trenyce, Matt Manuel and Justin Reynolds to Lead MOTOWN THE MUSICAL National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Work Light Productions has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of Motown the Musical. (more...)

Dinner and a Show: STAGE LEFT STEAK and STATE THEATRE NJ in New Brunswick
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 4, 2017

State Theatre New Jersey is presenting an exciting line-up of shows. Stage Left Steak and Catherine Lombardi is just a few steps from the theatre offering dining pleasures and a wonderful beverage program. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Nik Alexander Sings A New Song At Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2017

Broadway Actor Nik Alexander will be having a live concert 'A New Song' at Rockwood Music Hall September 4th at 8:30pm. This concert will be a night to remember filled with music that will 'lift everyone to a higher class of freedom with each chord progression.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2017
by - Sep 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, JERSEY BOYS, Kansas and More Set for Palace Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Palace Theater's 17 18 season is nothing short of phenomenal boasting a two-week engagement of the blockbuster Cameron Macintosh's production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera, plus four other Tony Award winning musicals as part of the Webster Broadway series, along with concerts by Ray Lamontagne, Kansas and Kool & the Gang, guaranteed to have you celebrating good times all year long! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the psychedelic musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, September 19 through October 15. Expect the unexpected as Little Shop of Horrors is presented to our audience in a brand new and exciting way. Remember whatever you do, DO NOT FEED THE PLANT! (more...)

Tina Turner Musical TINA to Open in West End April 2018 at Aldwych Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Today, 15 September 2017, Stage Entertainment are pleased to confirm that TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, will open at the Aldwych Theatre in April 2018. Performances will begin on 21 March 2018 with press night on 17 April 2018. TINA is initially booking to 16 June 2018. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Davis Gaines, and More Join Fall MUNY MAGIC at The Sheldon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The fifth installment of Muny Magic at The Sheldon, The Muny's bi-annual showcase of favorite Muny artists, will be October 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Sheldon Concert Hall. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Week for Broadway in South Bend's 2017-18 Season, Featuring KINKY BOOTS, A CHORUS LINE and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Broadway Theatre League has announced that individual tickets go on sale for the 2017-18 Broadway In South Bend Series Monday, September 18, 2017 at The Morris Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/5/2017 - 9/12/2017
by - Sep 12, 2017

Hottest Articles on 9/5/2017 - 9/12/2017. (more...)

Full Cast and Updated Schedule Announced for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Winner Rick Elice Talks JERSEY BOYS, Coming to NJ's State Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 11, 2017

State Theatre New Jersey has an exciting schedule of Broadway shows this season on the New Brunswick stage. Kicking off the line-up is the New Jersey Premiere of 'Jersey Boys' from October 13 to October 15. had the fascinating opportunity to interview Rick Elice, who co-wrote the book for 'Jersey Boys' along with Marshall Brickman. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Star and Recording Artist Morgan James
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 11, 2017

On Monday, September 11, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Morgan James. For the episode, James shares her story of first moving to New York City to attend the Julliard School as a voice major. Attending Julliard had been a life-long dream and when she was wait listed, she had to get creative in order to make her admission a reality. After graduating and deciding to pursue a career in musical theater, James struggled to find work and had to figure out how she best fit into 'the business.' (more...)

Flash Sale: Find Great Deals On Tickets For MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

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 £20.35! (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson have announced casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)

UNC School of the Arts to Present BLACK MAGIC at National Black Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

An award-winning play written by a 2017 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will be presented Aug. 1 and 2 at the National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) in Winston-Salem. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL in Chicago This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are delighted to announce that individual tickets for the return of Motown the Musical will go on sale on Friday, July 28, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN Rocks Hershey (But Not Enough)
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 23, 2017

Berry Gordy's tribute to Berry Gordy manages to squeeze in the music the show should be about. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Now Booking in the West End to January 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 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.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 21, 2017
by - Jul 21, 2017

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...)

Victoria Theatre Association Reveals $23.5 Million Economic Impact at Annual Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) presented its 2016-2017 Community Report at today's annual meeting, held in the Mathile Theatre at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. (more...)

by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Aug 8, 2017

JARRAN MUSE HAS INSPIRATIONAL ROLE IN MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts (more...)

John Herrera Leads LOVELESS TEXAS, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

BOOMERANG THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce Tony award nominee for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Drama Desk award winner for In the Heights, John Herrera* (The Times They Are A-Changin', The Threepenny Opera, Man of La Mancha, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1776, Shogun the Musical, Camelot), Kimberly JaJuan* (Marie Christine, Ragtime, King David), Trisha Jeffrey* (Motown the Musical, All Shook Up, Little Shop of Horrors, Rent), Amanda Lea LaVergne* (Annie, Grease), and Darren Ritchie* (Wonderland, Dracula the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bells Are Ringing, Les Miserables) have joined the cast of LOVELESS TEXAS. Rounding out the cast are Colin Barkell, Brett Benowitz, CJ Eldred*, Joe Joseph*, Chase Kamata*, Annette Navarro, and Bligh Voth*. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for TANGO MODERNO, Opening Next Week in Aylesbury
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Strictly superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return to the stage with their most audacious and thrilling show yet, Tango Moderno. The production opens at the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury next Thursday 7th September, ahead of a major UK Tour. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the duo in rehearsal below! (more...)

Nominate a 'Rising Star' for Theatrical Design Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

???????USITT is seeking nominations for the 2018 Rising Star Award sponsored by LDI/Live Design. The award honors early-career professional designers in lighting, sound, scenic, or projection for outstanding work in one or more of these fields. (more...)

Review: BORN FOR THIS Boldly Reminds Us to Choose Faith and Family Over the Excesses of Fame
by Shari Barrett - Aug 3, 2017

Although I never watched their program, I do remember that Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were wildly known almost as much for their outrageous personalities and sartorial style as their devotion to preaching the gospel of Jesus. It is easy to see why the pair became an unlikely surrogate family for the two teenagers from Detroit raised on that same belief, as they rapidly became the hottest stars in televangical America. But for the naive siblings, especially BeBe, it's not an easy lesson learning how to reconcile the temptations of fame and fortune with the things he ultimately values more. It's a wildy funny yet emotional journey toward self-discovery, told with great music and outstanding performances by siblings Juan Winans and Deborah Joy Winans (the children of Carvin Winans, Sr. and Deborah Winans) who portray their aunt CeCe and uncle BeBe with the utmost respect, magical stage presence, and the most amazing vocal pipes! (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Matt Bogart & More Will Take Part RENT Concert at Adelphi University
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENT, created by Adelphi graduate Jonathan Larson ('82), has become a pop culture phenomenon. The Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) opened its doors in the fall of 2008 with the first college production of this beloved musical. We are honored to kick off our 10th anniversary season in a similar fashion with a concert version of the show, featuring a cast of some of Broadway's finest performers.RENT in Concert will be performed on Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi PAC, 1 South Ave, Garden City, New York. (more...)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2017

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is delighted to unveil its 2017-18 season! Our "Sensational New Season" is overflowing with award-winning Broadway shows, classical performances, dancing stars, legendary comedians, returning favorites and exciting new performances! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/25 - HAMILTON, HEDWIG, SISTER ACT and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HAMILTON, SISTER ACT, HEDWIG and More! (more...)

Julia Mattison, New Writers Series, Betty Buckley and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

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...)

Photo Flash: The Broadway Experience Celebrates 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Broadway Experience celebrated its 10th Anniversary season with a culminating student performance alongside Broadway professionals this past Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the James & Martha Duffy Performance Space at Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Aug 23, 2017

2013's 'Motown, The Musical' opened Tuesday night for a week's run through August 27 at Starlight Theatre inside Swope Park to a responsive, handclapping, music-swaying, delighted audience. 'Motown' is what old films might call a biopic with music. It tells the story of 'Motown' founder and owner Berry Gordy Junior and his business and personal journey through popular music based in the black experience of mid-20th Century Detroit Michigan. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for Broadway In Thousand Oaks' 2017-18 Season, Featuring KINKY BOOTS and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Theater League has announced that individual tickets go on sale for the 2017-18 Broadway In Thousand Oaks Series Monday, August 28, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mo Farah Boogies Down with MOTOWN on the West End
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

 Last night (21 August 2017) the legendary British athlete Mo Farah met with the West End cast of Motown the Musical having watched the hit show at the Shaftesbury Theatre.  He met with the full company of actors including Cedric Neal who plays Berry Gordy (found of the iconic record label), Lucy St Louis who plays Diana Ross and Raphael Higgins-Humes who plays Young Michael Jackson.  (more...)

Marcus Paul James to Bring PAPER HEARTS Tour to W Hotel This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

On Monday, August 21st, at 8pm Broadway's Marcus Paul James (RENT, In The Heights, The Wiz Live) will light up the Living Room Bar at the spectacular W New York - Times Square on his Paper Hearts Tour. (more...)

BROADWAY IN WILMINGTON Single Tickets Go On Sale This Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Single tickets for the 2017-2018 Broadway in Wilmington series at The Playhouse on Rodney Square will go on sale August 22 at 10:00 a.m. The Broadway series, the third season under the management of The Grand Opera House, includes four week-long productions, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CABARET, DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY LIVE ON STAGE, and Motown the Musical. In addition, the schedule includes three limited-engagements, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY and DANCE TO THE MOVIES. (more...)

Cortney Wolfson and More Set for YANDURA & MELOCIK: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE EXPOSITORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Cortney Wolfson, Dan DeLuca, and more in YANDURA & MELOCIK: THE REVOLUTION WILL BE EXPOSITORY as part of the New Writers at 54 summer series on August 28th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Andy Coxon Cast as 'Berger' for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. (more...)

Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Houston Symphony will kick off the 2017-18 BBVA Compass POPS Series with Ella at 100, a celebration of jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald during her 100th birthday year. Led by Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke in the first concert of his inaugural season, the program will feature Fitzgerald favorites including 'Dream a Little Dream of Me,' 'It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' and 'Summertime.' (more...)

N'Kenge Makes Debut with Philadelphia Orchestra in SOPHISTICATED LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Symphony Siren and Broadway Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) makes her debut with the Sophisticated Ladies concert at the Sarasota Performing Arts Center with Tony Nominee Montego Glover and Capathia Jenkins. These three Leading ladies will take the stage by storm with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Steve Reineke.  Its a one night only event Saturday August 16, 2017 at 8:00PM following a pre-performance talk at 7:00PM with conductor Steve Reineke. (more...)

The Sweet Sounds of MOTOWN The Musical Will Fill Starlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Motown the Musical, the Tony Award-nominated tribute to the musical greats of the 1960s and '70s, brings its signature sound and American dream story to Starlight Theatre for six performances August 22-27. The acclaimed musical follows the true life story of Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. on his journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul. The man who founded Motown records in Detroit in 1959 went on to launch the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. (more...)

Beth Leavel and Chad Kimball with Frank DiLella and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 21-August 27, featuring Benny Green Trio, Lorin Cohen, Michelle Lordi, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Arizona Musicfest 27th Season Brings Diverse Lineup of Exceptional Artists to the Valley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The 27th annual Arizona Musicfest festival season brings a diverse lineup of exceptional artists to Valley audiences from country superstars Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lee Ann Womack to Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, and from famed singer/pianist Michael Feinstein to internationally celebrated Pink Martini and the iconic bandleader/trumpeter Doc Severinsen. (more...)

Breaking News: Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller and More to Set Sail with Broadway's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Today, producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold announced that Tony Award nominee Phillip Boykin, Alysha Deslorieux, Kenita R. Miller, and Isaac Powell are joining the new Broadway production of Once On This Island, which will play the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W. 50th street, NYC) this fall. (more...)

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