Motown the Musical

Featuring more than 50 classic hits 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 of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.

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by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Anchorage Concert Association, the state's largest arts and entertainment presenter, announces  10 more shows from its 2019/2020 season line-up
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 presents the new musical TWO THOUSAND MILES as part of their New Works series on Friday June 7at 9:30pm. Two Thousand Miles is an original musical with a book by Alyssa Williams with Morgan Bartholick, music & lyrics by Hans Zanger and Matthew DeMaria with some arrangements by Brian Fitzsoua. The performance will be benefitting the Arthritis Foundation's annual Walk to Cure Arthritis. 
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2019 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Sarah Stiles (Tootsie) and Ephraim Sykes (Ain't Too Proud:The Life and Times of The Temptations).  The announcement was made by Judy Rice, president of the Foundation, which administers the awards.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah has announced the Programme for 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Feinstein's 54/Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Growing Up Broadway in Switched: Current and Former Broadway Kids Trade Places! on Thursday, June 27th at 9:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
To celebrate the work of MTF's People of Color Roundtable on Monday May 20th, Musical Theatre Factory will present a one night only evening of new musical theatre works by and for people of color. These electrifying, witty, powerful, complex and poignant songs explore a range of stories told by the ones who are meant to tell it- songs about matters pertaining to race and just plain ol' humanity! Curated by Natasha Sinha and Ianne Fields Stewart. Reclaiming Our Time will take place at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) on Monday, May 20 at 7pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at mtf.nyc/events.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Barrington Stage Company announced today casting for its 25th Anniversary season. Casting will include Elijah Alexander, Mara Davi, Carson Elrod, Joel de la Fuente, Mykal Kilgore, Alyse Alan Louis, Kate MacCluggage, Jeff McCarthy, Julia Murney, Jonathan Raviv, Debra Jo Rupp and more. Full casting for the 25th Anniversary season is below.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final show of its season, Laurie Veldheer as "Belle" and Todd Adamson as "The Beast" starring in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, musical direction by Darryl Archibald, choreography by Robbie Roby and direction by Michael Heitzman.
by Roger Catlin - May 11, 2019
At a time when Motown Records just marked its 60th anniversary with a lavish TV special, and with 'Ain't Too Proud: The Temptations Musicals' getting a raft of Tony Nominations, following the Broadway success of 'Motown the Musical' and 'Dreamgirls,' based on the Supremes, any fan of the sound would certainly anticipate a new creation called 'Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical.'
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 8, 2019
The Tony Awards opening numbers have become an iconic and integral part of Broadway's biggest night. From medleys to original songs, the opening number is a way to celebrate the shows that will be honored throughout the night. Today, we're taking a walk down Tony memory lane with a look back on the past ten years of Tony opening numbers!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The Berkshire Theatre Group cast of Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story had their first read through earlier this week in New York City! Rock and Roll Man is being presented by Berkshire Theatre Group, in association with five-time Tony Award-Winning Caiola Productions (Once on this Island, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, All The Way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf). Rock and Roll Man has a book by Gary Kupper, Larry Marshak and Rose Caiola, with original music and lyrics by Gary Kupper.
by Alan Henry - Jun 6, 2019
Producer Kevin McCollum announced today that the new musical, Mrs. Doubtfire, will premiere at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this fall on route to Broadway.  The musical features a book Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell and music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, the Tony Award nominated team behind Something Rotten!  Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!) will direct and Lorin Latarro (Waitress) will choreograph.  Ethan Popp (Tina) will serve as Music Supervisor.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
On Monday, June 10, 2019, the iconic Pierre Hotel's cabaret series Broadway at The Pierre will celebrate PRIDE with a special evening showcasing some of musical theater's brightest stars.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has today announced the principal company for the UK and Ireland tour of the landmark musical THE LION KING which will open in Bristol in September 2019 before moving on to Edinburgh in December 2019. Further cities will be announced in due course.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Something great is coming! Stephen Spielberg's film adaptation of the classic musical West Side Story has officially started filming and is set to release at the end of next year! To get you all ready to see the Jets and Sharks on the big screen, we've gathered all the info you need to know about the movie, from the casting to a peek at the film's Maria, Rachel Zegler! Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's Into the Woods with performances now through July 13 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Check out the photos!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Barrington Stage Company's Into the Woods is now on stage with performances now through July 13 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. What did the critics have to say? Read the reviews!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 23, 2019
Barrington Stage Company presents Into the Woods with performances June 19 through July 13 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Broadway stars Debbie Gravitte, Morgan James and Hugh Panaro will celebrate the work of Kander and Ebb with the Utah Symphony on Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 PM at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, with Randall Craig Fleischer as conductor. Tickets to the performance start at $38 and are on sale now. Tickets and lodging information are available by calling (801) 533-6683 or online at deervalleymusicfestival.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) contributes to the future of the field of dance with its annual Summer Dance Intensive, for 70+ national and international students from ages 13 to 70, June 24–July 20 at its home studio, 17 N. State Street in downtown Chicago. The Intensive culminates in performances July 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center, 915 E. 60th Street in Hyde Park.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Just a reminder that the Doo Wop Project will be performing at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park on Friday, June 28 at 7:00 PM. The group, which features stars from Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, created a special musical invitation for the Jersey Shore. Check it our below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Artists Lounge Live presents HIGHER AND HIGHER, A FEEL-GOOD ROCK 'N SOUL SHINDIG starring Broadway's Chester Gregory on Sunday August 25, at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
The New York Musical Festival and Feinberg & Rose announce the world premiere of THE OLDENBURG SUITE, with book and lyrics by James Feinberg, and music by Matthew Dylan Rose.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 19, 2019
On this day in 2014, the music and poetry of legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur, made its Broadway debut as Holler If Ya Hear Me celebrated its opening night at the Palace Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
This week, The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) launches its third annual Sheen Center Theater Festival. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Hamilton veteran Nicholas Christopher will return to the show beginning tonight, June 18. He replaces Carvens Lissaint as 'George Washington.' 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street, at the corner of Elizabeth Street, NYC) has announced casting for the upcoming third annual Sheen Center Theater Festival taking place June 20 - 23.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
The Green Room 42 brings the fifth show of 'GR42 Sings' back to its stage!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Alpine Theatre Project has never been one to get predictable, and this summer has been no exception.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
This cast has found where they belong! Mean Girls is well into their second year on Broadway and we're taking a look at the current class at North Shore High School. This cast has found where they belong! Mean Girls is well into their second year on Broadway and we're taking a look at the current class at North Shore High School.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
Full casting has been announced for the 'Musical Theatre Reimagined Cabaret' aptly titled 'REFRESH' that's playing at Underbelly Festival in August.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Into the Woods with performances June 19 through July 13 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Cast announced for the UK premiere of hit US musical Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical, being produced at the Edinburgh Fringe by the team behind West End smash, Heathers The Musical. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Producer Colin Ingram (Ghost - The Musical) and the creators of the film Back To The Future, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, have announced the casting of 'George McFly', 'Lorraine Baines' and 'Goldie Wilson' in the world premiere of BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical, which will open at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season, finishing on 17 May, prior to transferring to the West End. Hugh Coles will play 'George', Rosanna Hyland 'Lorraine' and Cedric Neal 'Goldie'. They will be joining the previously announced Olly Dobson as 'Marty McFly'.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with John Pizzarelli: A Tribute to Benny Goodman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, David Matthews Trio, The Count Basie Orchestra, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Chris Byars Original Sextet, Nicki Parrott, Gunhild Carling, Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo, Birdography: Celebrating Charlie Parker, Lorin Cohen, Sam Behr, Laila Biali, Carole J. Bufford, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Today, Rebel Theater Company, in association with the NAACP Brooklyn Branch Equity in the Arts and Culture Committee, and Rave Theater Festival, announced Sweet Lorraine, a new play written by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and Adam Mace, and conceived and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj.
by David Green - Apr 8, 2019
The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup for the 2019-2020 season, continuing to present the finest world-class artists and entertainers for Coachella Valley audiences.  The new season includes McCallum debuts, returning favorites, iconic superstars, family-friendly entertainment and holiday cheer, among so much more. A CHRISTMAS STORY, WAITRESS and THE PLAY THAT GOES WORING are among the many Broadway offerings in what looks to be the most stellar season in McCallum history.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company the creators of the character/puppet 'Kong' for King Kong; musical director and arranger Jason Michael Webb and the late actress and advocate Marin Mazzie; will be each be presented with a Special Tony Award for their outstanding contributions to the theatre and community.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) contributes to the future of the field of dance with its annual Summer Dance Intensive, for 70+ national and international students from ages 13 to 70, June 24–July 20 at its home studio, 17 N. State Street in downtown Chicago. The Intensive culminates in performances July 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center, 915 E. 60th Street in Hyde Park.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) contributes to the future of the field of dance with its annualSummer Dance Intensive, for 70+ national and international students from ages 13 to 70, June 24–July 20 at its home studio, 17 N. State Street in downtown Chicago. The Intensive culminates in performances July 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center, 915 E. 60th Street in Hyde Park.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Uptown Players presents its 17th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way '19. This year's production is written by B.J. Cleveland, directed and choreographed by B.J. Cleveland and Jeremy Dumont with Music Direction by Kevin Gunter and will run May 10 - May 12, 2019, at the Moody Performance Hall.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 24, 2019
New York City's TOWN HALL welcomes The Doo Wop Project, live in concert on Friday, September 13 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Andy Mientus, Declan Bennett, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Cedric Neal and John Partridge will star as Patrick, Dale, Inez, Willie and Buddy respectively in the European premiere of new LGBTQ+ musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, which runs from 18 July to 24 August at Soho Theatre, with a press night on Tuesday 23 July.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 17, 2019
At Broadway's Imperial Theatre, toes are tapping and hands are clapping as audiences hum along to the hits of The Temptations. The story of the legendary musical group is told in Ain't Too Proud, a brand new musical that follows their extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Podcast Exclusive: The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales: Loren Lott (aka Loren Sharice)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
A new partnership between Madison Marquette's historic Paramount Theatre and the Axelrod Performing Arts Center [APAC] is set to bring two professionally-produced musical concerts - featuring Broadway stars - to the Asbury Park Boardwalk this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
Night of the Living Dead Live has announced that it will extend to 8 June, playing a total of nine weeks at Pleasance, London, with opening night for press on 16 April. The first ever UK stage adaptation and the only officially authorised production based on George A. Romero's cult zombie classic is directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger: The Musical; Shock Treatment, Valley Of Song) and produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Ollie Rosenblatt for Senbla. Production images are now available to download in the link above.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
Kean Stage welcomes The Doo Wop Project to Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14.