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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.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 18, 2015.

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About Motown The Musical on Broadway

Previews: Mar 11, 2013 • Opening: Apr 14, 2013 • Closing: Jan 18, 2015
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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
205 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Hearing Assistance
Free headsets for sound augmentation are available. For patrons with a tele coil, this theatre is equipped with an induction loop.
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair locations are available in the Orchestra.
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This theater does not have elevators or escalators.
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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.


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"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."

Entertainment Weekly

Thom Geier

"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..."

Associated Press

Mark Kennedy

"Most folks will joyfully surrender to the non-stop blitz of hits..."

The Hollywood Reporter

David Rooney

"...their indelible styles are being effectively recreated by a blazing cast of gifted singers impersonating this crowded pantheon of pop-chart immortals."

The New York Times

Charles Isherwood

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Josh Tower
Berry Gordy
Smokey Robinson
Raymond Luke Jr. and Prince George Maynard
Young Berry/Stevie/Michael (alternating performances)


Berry Gordy Jr.
Charles Randolph-Wright
Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams
Set Designer
David Korins
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Natasha Katz
Sound Designer
Peter Hylenski
Projection Designer
Daniel Brodie
Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook
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