Friday, January 19

Motown The Musical to tour later this year

Motown The Musical is to go on a major UK and Ireland tour opening at the Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre on 11th October running through to 2019, with more  dates and casting news  to follow.

Opening in London in February 2016  Motown The Musical continues to play to standing ovations at the Shaftesbury Theatre where it is currently booking until 5th January 2019.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and with a book by Berry Gordy, based on his 1994 autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, the show features music and lyrics from the extensive Motown catalogue as well as focusing on Gordy’s personal and professional relationships with Motown artists such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson, the Tony-nominated musical features a 16-piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks.

Commenting on the upcoming tour, Gordy said: “The UK has always been the gateway for Motown to the rest of the world. While the West End production still continues to perform to great audiences, I’m thrilled that we are taking a second production of Motown The Musical to the rest of the UK.”

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