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Show Summary - Motown The Musical
Motown the Musical is a jukebox musical featuring some of the best songs from the Motown music catalogue. The show contains an impressive number of songs at 66, in whole or in part. As for the story, it focuses on the fascinating life story of the businessman behind the record label, Berry Gordy. Interestingly, Gordy also wrote the book to the musical, and the music and lyrics are credited as a whole to The Legendary Motown Catalog. The music is arranged by Ethan Popp, and orchestrated by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook. The many artists whose songs are contained in this show include Smokey Robinson, Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, Rick James, Stevie Wonder, James Cavanaugh, Valerie Simpson, Mary Wells, and Berry Gordy himself.
Many of the titles are so recognizable they get stuck in your head immediately, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Brick House,” “Dancing in the Street,” “For Once in My Life,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch),” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “Mercy Mercy Me,” “My Guy,” “Please Mr. Postman,” “Super Freak,” “What’s Going On,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You,” and “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me.”
Noteworthy Dates For The Show
Show Opens: 07/12/16
Show Closes: 07/31/16
Number of Performances: TBA
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What Is Motown Like? When Motown the Musical first came to Broadway in 2013, it received four Tony Award nominations including Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Sound Design of a Musical. The show now returns for a continued limited engagement at the Nederlander Theatre for the summer and fall 2016. It is unusual for producers to decide to close a show when it is a bona fide hit, as Motown was when it shuttered in January 2015. However, the decision was made to reopen after the winter season over a year later in a smaller house. True to their world, Motown is back in action, and it’s sure to be as foot thumping and fun loving as it was when it first made a splash on the Broadway scene.
Is Motown Good for Kids? Motown is great entertainment for the entire family. The show does contain sexual content, references to violence, and a small number of curse words, so parents should use discretion. However, children will love the music and the dancing, as well as the moving story.
Chester Gregory plays Berry Gordy
Allison Semmes plays Diana Ross
Jesse Nager as Smokey Robinson
Jarran Muse plays Marvin Gaye
JJ Batteast and Leon Outlaw Jr. play Young Berry, Stevie and Michael Jackson
Daniel Brodie (Projections)
Peter Hylenski (Sound)
David Korins (Set Design)
Natasha Katz (Lighting)
Ethan Popp (Music Supervision, Arrangements, & Orchestrations)
Bryan Crook (Co-Orchestrations & Other Arrangements)
Zane Mark (Dance Arrangements)
Joseph Joubert (Music Director)
Parking For This Theatre: The closest parking garage for the Nederlander Theatre is located at:
ICON Global Parking
143-145 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10019
One Parking 1411
136 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10019
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea.
A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.