More than a celebration of Motown, it highlighted issues such as acceptance, racism, strained relationships, acceptance and the problems faced with fame and fortune which often musicians face.
At the end of Motown The Musical you will leave the theatre feeling a love of Motown music that you have never experienced before.
Big of voice and oh so slick in presentation, the West End production of Motown the Musical – which is now on UK tour through 2019 and pausing at the Edinburgh Playhouse for a three-week run – was everything I had expected.
Motown The Musical has a strangely conceived storyline but is carried along on a wave of wonderful music.
In advance of major refurbishments taking place at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Motown The Musical will conclude its run on 20 April 2019 having celebrated over 1330 performances since its London premiere over three years earlier in February 2016.
The full list of shows for West End LIVE 2018 West End LIVE, which returns to Trafalgar Square on 16 and 17 June 2018, has been released.
This weekend the West End production of Motown the Musical will celebrate its second birthday at the Shaftesbury Theatre and from 6 March 2018 the West End cast will be led by Jay Perry as Berry Gordy, Natalie Kassanga as Diana Ross and Carl Spencer as Marvin Gaye.
These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘star attractions’ (in other words, there are famous faces in the cast) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings
There is something irresistible about the music of Motown. No matter what age you are, chances are that you have encountered or listened to it at least once and this show manages to recapture the spirit and era in which it was most appreciated and loved.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL releases over 200,000 new tickets for sale with the show now booking at the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre to 24 February 2018 as the production celebrates its first birthday in London.
The West End production of Motown the Musical today (20 May 2016) releases over 350,000 tickets for sale with the show now booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 28 October 2017. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical also announces that Obioma Ugoala will join the cast in the role of Smokey Robinson from 4 July 2016.
This latest musical to hit the West End follows the the career of Berry Gordy and the creation of Motown Records. But is it a hit? It’s currently booking at the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre until February 2017.
You will know, of course, that this is the (company?) bio-musical telling the story of the legendary American record label of the same name, and more particularly, of the songwriter turned semi-reluctant mogul Berry Gordy who founded said record label on an $800 loan and abundant reserves of determination. But do you know what the critics, and other press, said?
I expected a big splashy jukebox musical, a-glitter with tearful Broadway sentiment and popster pizzazz. And indeed the tale of Berry Gordy’s legendary Motown record label is told through fantastic tribute renderings of its back-catalogue, the soundtrack of dates and disasters from 1959 onwards.
Following last night’s first preview of the West End production of Motown the Musical, due to public demand, a further 200,000 tickets are released for sale taking bookings at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 18 February 2017.
As rehearsals begin for the West End production of Motown the Musical, full casting is announced led by Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy, Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross, Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson and Sifiso Mazibuko as Marvin Gaye.
Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson) and Sifiso Mazibuko (Marvin Gaye) join the previously announced Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) in the West End production of Motown the Musical. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. London previews will begin on 11 February 2016, with press night on 8 March 2016, with the show booking to 22 October 2016. Earlier this week it was announced that Motown the Musical will return to Broadway for an 18 week run in July next year.
Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) will lead the cast inthe West End production of Motown the Musical,opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. London previews will begin on 11 February …