Berry Gordy, the legendary music producer behind such acts as The Supremes and The Jackson Five, will have his life story spun into a new Broadway musical. Titled “Motown: The Musical”, the show will open on at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 14, 2013. WATCH VIDEO: To see a promotional video of “Motown: The Musical“ , click here
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959
and changed America forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown founder Berry Gordy’s incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.
Featuring all the classics you love, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Smokey finds his unique voice, Diana skyrockets to stardom and Berry fights against the odds to turn his improbable dream into a triumphant reality. The music that shattered barriers and shaped our lives finally comes to the Broadway stage in the season’s most highly anticipated world-premiere event, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL.