What's going on? Broadway's Motown the Musical will close on January 18, 2015. The tuner, which opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 14, 2013, plans to return to the Great White Way at a Nederlander theater to be announced in July 2016.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical's score includes over 50 beloved hits from the Motown catalogue. The show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to big-time record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the legendary Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance.
The Broadway production currently stars Josh Tower as Berry Gordy, Krystal Joy Brown as Diana Ross, former Broadway.com video blogger Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson and Bryan Terrell Clark as Marvin Gaye.
A U.K. production is planned for the summer of 2015.