Motown The Musical, packed with great songs from legends such as Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross, is now running at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. We chatted with Cedric Neal, who plays Motown founder Berry Gordy. BR: Bona Ruocco CN: Cedric Neal
Motown the Musical Tickets
What's it all about?
Motown the Musical, the hit Broadway sensation came to London's Shaftesbury Theatre in 2016 bringing with it a string of legendary songs, an unforgettable story and a soundtrack that defined a generation.
Based on the book "To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown" by Berry Gordy, this is a spectacular new musical filled with soul, heart and musical magic. Featuring an eighteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including “My Girl”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, Motown The Musical is a musical sensation with real soul.
The production at the Shaftesbury Theatre is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams following the success of the original Broadway production or Motown the Musical which ran for over 700 performances and was nominated for four Tony Awards. A stunning cast of musicians, singers and dancers tell the compelling history of one of the most defining musical movements of the western world. Motown the Musical is one show you won't want to miss.
What's the story?
Motown the Musical begins In 1983 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium where some of the world's biggest recording stars are gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Motown Records. Told in flashback, Motown the Musical follows the true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy, who finds himself with just $800 borrowed from his family. With just his determination, he goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul.
As Gordy's fame begins to grow, his record label develops and he discovers and launches the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.
Who is Motown the Musical suitable for?
Motown the Musical is primarily a jukebox musical featuring 50 hit songs of the Motown era. Presented by a large cast and band of talented singers, dancers and musicians, the show is a trip down memory lane for anyone who has ever enjoyed the Motown catalogue. The range of artists covered will appeal to a broad spectrum of audiences, and Motown the Musical is the perfect feel-good show for lovers of the genre, as well as those coming to the music for the first time.
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Discounted Group Rates
|Rate Type||Min. Tickets||Book By||Price Per Ticket||Validity / Exclusions|
|Group Rate 10+||10||27/10/17||£69.50|
|Group Rate 40+||40||28/10/17||£69.50|
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Did You Know?
The original production of Motown: The Musical received four Tony Award nominations: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical) (Valisia LeKae); Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Musical) (Charl Brown); Best Orchestrations (Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook); and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Peter Hylenski)