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News, reviews & controversies: Mark Shenton has plenty to discuss as he views the week ahead

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre, Reviews, Ticket recommendations, Touring by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

News, reviews, controversies and interviews of the week from London to Broadway, by way of Edinburgh, including the ‘banning’ of Mazz Murray from singing a song from Dreamgirls, Edinburgh venue pay rates, and a 70-year-old Broadway understudy getting the lead.

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NEWS: Motown the Musical extends West End booking until January 2019

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Motown the Musical has just released 500,000 new tickets for sale, taking bookings for the hit West End production into 2019 when the show will celebrate its third year in London and Motown will celebrate sixty years since the record company was founded.  Tickets are available to purchase for the production which is now running at the Shaftesbury Theatre until …

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NEWS: Motown extends until Oct 2017, New Smokey Robinson joins cast

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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.

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Press Pass: All the Motown reviews plus starry livestream, news and interviews

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Musicals, News, Opinion, Photos, Quotes, Reviews, Ticket recommendations by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

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?

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NEWS: West End cast announced for Motown the Musical

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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 …