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Photo Flash: Diana Ross And The Supremes of MOTOWN Check Out Some Vinyl on National Album Day!

Stop in the Name of Love! Diana Ross and The Supremes were checking out the vinyl at Britain's oldest record shop The Diskery ahead of the first ever National Album Day (Saturday 13 October)

Natalia Brown, Karis Anderson and Olivia Hibbert were browsing the Soul collection at the Bromsgrove Street store, which first opened its doors in 1952, to celebrate the week-long event - which will see activity across the country to celebrate the UK's love of the humble album.

The trio are starring in the first ever UK and Ireland Tour of Motown The Musical, which is touring at The Alexandra until Saturday 3 November.

With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright's production features a live orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain't No Mountain High Enough, I'll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine and tells the story behind the classic hits.

The show tells the extraordinary story of Motown founder Berry Gordy, who with just With just $800 borrowed from his family, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown the Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.

Tony nominated "Motown the Musical" received its world premiere in April 2013 in New York and recouped its $18 million investment by the end of 2014. The first US National Tour opened to critical acclaim in Spring 2014 in Chicago, grossing $20 million dollars during its standing room only sixteen-week run.

The London production of "Motown the Musical" opened on 11 February 2016. The production continues to play to standing ovations at the Shaftesbury Theatre where it is half way through its third year and is booking until April 2019.

"Motown the Musical" has music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Ethan Popp, co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Bryan Cook, dance arrangements by Zane Mark. Choreography is by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams, scenic design by David Korins, costumes by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Peter Hylenski, video by Daniel Brodie and Wig design by Charles LaPointe. "Motown the Musical" is produced in the UK by Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris, Adam Spiegel and Berry Gordy.

Tickets can be purchased at www.atgtickets/birmingham or on 0844 871 7633

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Photo Flash: Diana Ross And The Supremes of MOTOWN Check Out Some Vinyl on National Album Day!
Natalia Brown, Karis Anderson and Olivia Hibbert

Photo Flash: Diana Ross And The Supremes of MOTOWN Check Out Some Vinyl on National Album Day!
Natalia Brown, Karis Anderson and Olivia Hibbert

Photo Flash: Diana Ross And The Supremes of MOTOWN Check Out Some Vinyl on National Album Day!
Natalia Brown, Karis Anderson and Olivia Hibbert

Photo Flash: Diana Ross And The Supremes of MOTOWN Check Out Some Vinyl on National Album Day!
Natalia Brown, Karis Anderson and Olivia Hibbert

Photo Flash: Diana Ross And The Supremes of MOTOWN Check Out Some Vinyl on National Album Day!
Natalia Brown, Karis Anderson and Olivia Hibbert


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