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Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC Show Poster

Motown The Musical

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

2hrs, 40mins (1 Intermission)

This show has closed.

A new musical based on the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy and featuring the era's greatest hits.

Theater Info

205 West 46th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

On Sale
Jan 21, 2013
Preview
Mar 11, 2013
Opening
Apr 14, 2013
Closing
Jan 18, 2015

Group ticket sales

15
Minimum seats to qualify for group rates
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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.

Reviews

for Motown The Musical

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

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

Review by David Rooney from The Hollywood Reporter

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

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times

Cast

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

Creative

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

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