Thursday, August 16

Motown The Musical to end its run at the Shaftesbury next April

It has just been announced that  Motown the Musical is to end its run at the Shaftesbury Theatre in  the West End on 20th  April 2019.

It had its world premiere in April 2013 in New York and  opened in London in February 2016 having celebrated over 1330 performances. It is  closing next year so that some much needed scheduled major refurbishments can take place. A UK tour starts in October of this year and next  January  the record label celebrates its sixtieth birthday.

The show tells the story of Motown's Barry Gordy, who went from being a boxer to music mogul with the help of $800 lent to him by his family. He launched the careers of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson and the show features songs including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "I'll Be There", "Dancing In the Street", "Stop! In the Name of Love" and "I Heard It on the Grapevine".

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