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Theater
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

Duration
2hrs, 40mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
On Sale
Jan 21, 2013
Preview
Mar 11, 2013
Opening
Apr 14, 2013
Closing
Jan 18, 2015
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A new musical based on the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy and featuring the era's greatest hits.

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What Is the Story of Motown The Musical?
Written by label founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical charts the meteoric career of Gordy from his days as a wannabe boxer in Detroit to his position as the head of the Motown record label. As Gordy discovers new talents like Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and The Supremes, he also finds himself entangled in a drama-fueled romance with Diana Ross. The show stretches across decades as it tells the true story of Gordy—and Motown’s—rise to fame.

Critics’ Reviews

The real stars, though, are those tunes. If Broadway producers insist on producing jukebox musicals, there's no better jukebox to seek out than the classic Motown catalog.

Review by Thom Geier from Entertainment Weekly

Charles Randolph-Wright proves a director with real skill, able to seamlessly juggle an insane amount of songs, dozens of scenes and harness some quite stunning performances, led by a go-for-it Brandon Victor Dixon as Gordy and Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross, who especially shines...

Review by Mark Kennedy from Associated Press

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.