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Motown The Musical

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Nederlander Theatre

208 W. 41st Street
New York, NY 10036

2hrs, 40mins
1 Intermission
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The story of Motown legend Berry Gordy, featuring the era's greatest hits, returns to Broadway!

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Motown the Musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown founder Berry Gordy’s incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. Featuring all the classics you love, 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 that changed America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience the next electrifying chapter in the Motown story.

Cast & Creative



  • Book
    Berry Gordy Jr.
  • Director
    Charles Randolph-Wright

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Motown: The Musical Like?
Featuring an ensemble cast of more than 40 actors, Motown: The Musical is an explosive new musical featuring almost 60 of the most beloved hits in the Motown music catalogue. Many of the songs are sung in medleys by the show’s talented cast, channeling legends like Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Mary Wells and the Jackson 5 in a dazzling non-stop display of music and dancing that will please fans both young and old.

Is Motown: The Musical Good for Kids?
Motown is an entertaining show for the whole family. Children will eat up the show’s energetic dance numbers and non-stop music, although parents should be aware that the show contains a fleeting curse word, references to war and violence, and some mild sexual innuendo in a bedroom scene between Berry Gordy and Diana Ross.