About Motown: The Musical
Motown: The Musical tells the true story behind the beat that changed minds, touched lives and made history. Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations — Motown: The Musical shows how these legendary artists and so many more created the soundtrack that transformed America. With over 40 classic songs including "My Girl," "What’s Going On," "Dancing in the Street," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough," this explosive Broadway event is the next chapter of Motown’s incredible history -- and an experience you’ll never forget.
“For years, people have said if I didn’t do something on Broadway, I should see a psychiatrist,” Gordy said at a preview before the show’s original run in 2013. “So, I’m here.”
Charles Randolph-Wright (author of the acclaimed play Blue) directs. “It’s amazing to work with Mr. Gordy; he knows more about entertainment than all of us combined,” says Randolph-Wright. Gordy is also producing along with Tony winner Kevin McCollum (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights) and Sony Music CEO Doug Morris.
This limited-engagement begins on July 12, 2016, and extends to July 31, 2016.
Two hours and 40 minutes with one intermission
The music of Motown appeals to adults of all ages and kids in both middle and high school. Fans of classic R&B and 1950s music will find this jukebox musical entertaining and inspiring.
Good for kids?
Children under five years-old are not permitted in the theater. The show’s producers recommend that only kids aged 10 years old and higher should attend Motown: The Musical.
Nederlander Theatre Location Information:
208 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority (Eighth Ave.); N, Q, R to Times Square/42nd St. (Broadway) ; 1 to 50th St.