Motown The Musical (2013) on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Motown The Musical (2013) Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Musical
  • Motown The Musical (2013) is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 11, 2013
  • Show Opened : April 14, 2014
  • Show Closed: January 18, 2015

Motown The Musical is a Broadway jukebox musical, with songs written by a variety of artists spanning the Motown genre. It tells the story of the founding the Motown Record Label, which became such a success that it now refers to an entire genre of music.

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The show contains over 50 songs, many of which are not sung in their entirety but nonetheless will entertain and amuse due to their familiarity and upbeat tempos. Motown artists featured in this musical include Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, and Michael Jackson. Motown the Musical received four Tony Award nominations, and it has been a huge hit at the box office, drawing large crowds who leave with gigantic smiles on their faces.

What’s Motown The Musical (2013) Like?

The musical is based on the autobiography of Berry Gordy, entitled To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown. Gordy went on to found the Motown Record Label, and this musical therefore incorporates many beloved musical artists and the songs that made them famous. The score brings the audience to their feet with the rip-roaring excitement of a timeless era. The live orchestra and marvelous dancing are Broadway at its best.

Is Motown The Musical (2013) 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.

Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,509
Entrance: 46th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart

Motown The Musical (2013) Marquee

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Cast Members

Diana Ross
Krystal Joy Brown
Smokey Robinson
Charl Brown
Marvin Gaye
Bryan Terrell Clark
Josh Tower


Kevin McCollum

Doug Morris

Berry Gordy

Production Credits

Charles Randolph-Wright
Warren Adams + Patricia Wilcox
Scenic Designer
David Korins
Orchestrations + Musical Arrangements
Steve Sidwell
Costume Designer
Emilio Sosa
Sound Designer
Peter Hylenski
Lighting Designer
Natasha Katz
Musical Director
Joseph Joubert
Music Supervisor + Orchestrations + Arrangements
Ethan Popp
Co-Orchestrations + Additional Arrangements
Bryan Crook
Music + Lyrics
Motown Catalog
Berry Gordy

Creative Team

General Manager
Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Company Manager
Nathan Gehan at Bespoke Theatricals LLC
Technical Supervisor
David Benken
Casting Director
Telsey + Company
Advertising Representative
Production Stage Manager
Julia Jones
Press Agent
Boneau Bryan-Brown