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More than just a Broadway show, Motown: The musical is an incredible look back at the country's most loved genre and the music that transformed America. This hit Broadway musical garnered four nominations at the 2013 Tony Awards and now its musical magic is set to hit theatres throughout the US, coming to in , ,
Filled with the back stories of legends such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and a whole host of the motor city's favourite stars, and featuring billboard busting classics like 'My Girl' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', this is an uplifting show about how Motown broke down racial barriers and got us all dancing to the same rhythm!
What is Motown: The Musical about?
Motown: The Musical follows writing impresario and founder of the Motown label, Berry Gordy as he fights against the odds to turn his improbable dream into all singing, all dancing reality. Adapted from Berry's own 1994 autobiography, 'To Be Loved', this is an incredible walk down memory lane, as we see how Smokey got his honey toned voice and how Diana found fame, amongst 50 classic songs that are guaranteed to keep you dancing all night long.
Did you know?
Berry Gordy nearly turned down the Jackson Five, because he didn't want to work with kids. It was Gladys Knight who eventually pursuaded him to sign them, a year later!
Performance date: 1 January 1970
Suitable for audiences of all ages
Two hours and 45 minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission
Cast and Creative
Kennth Mosley as Berry Gordy
Trenyce as Diana Ross
Matt Manuel as Marvin Gaye
Justin Reynolds as Smokey Robinson
Chase Phillips and Kai Calhoun as Young Berry Gordon/Young Michael Jackson/Young Stevie Wonder.
Ensemble: Michelle Alves, Malcolm Armwood, Erick Buckley, Darilyn Castillo, Judith Franklin, Jeremy Gaston, Alyssa V. Gomez, Garfield Hammonds, Rod Harrelson, Jared Howelton, Louis James Jackson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Ramone Owens, Devin Price, Alana Randall, Tavia Rive, Matthew Sims Jr., Kimberly Ann Steele, Doug Storm, Daniel Robert Sullivan, Gabriella Whiting, Galen J. Williams, and Ricardo A. Zayas
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
Book by Berry Gordy, Jr.
Produced by Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy
Scenic Design by David Korins
Nominated for FOUR 2013 Tony Awards including:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Valisia LeKae
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Charl Brown
Best Sound Design of a Musical
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