Motown the Musical is the true story of Motown, as this exhilarating show charts Motown founder Berry Gordy’s incredible journey from boxer to music mogul.
The unique sound of Motown comes to Broadway in this thrilling new show that charts the musical revolution launched by legendary record producer Berry Gordy.
Featuring songs from the Motown catalogue and a book by Gordy himself, the show follows the rise of the iconic R&B label – including Diana Ross becoming an international sensation, Smokey Robinson heading up the Miracles, and giants like the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 dominating world music.
Charles Randolph-Wright directs.
“More than a Broadway show, a celebration of music that transformed America!” CBS Sunday morning
“A joy ride! Something close to rapture spreads through the audience!” The New York Times
“Sets the theatre on fire! One of the strongest casts i have ever seen on Broadway.” Time Out New York
”Stunning! Berry Gordy’s story is remarkable! His songs are the soundtrack of America.” AP
“The entire soundtrack of your youth performed with style, panache and elegant choreography!” Chicago tribune
Date: 20 November 2013
Written by: WestEndTheatre
Tags: Berry Gordy, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Motown The Musical