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Closed January 18, 2015

The hit parade reels on seemingly forever, a vibrant trip back to the glory days of Detroit!

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Why See Motown - The Musical?

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More than just a Broadway show, Motown: The musical is an incredible look back at the country's most loved genre and the music that transformed America.

Filled with the back stories of legends such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and a whole host of the motor city's favourite stars, and featuring billboard busting classics like 'My Girl' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', this is an uplifting show about how Motown broke down barriers and got us all dancing to the same rhythm!

Motown: The Musical follows writing impresario and founder of the Motown label, Berry Gordy as he fights against the odds to turn his improbable dream into all singing, all dancing reality. Adapted from Berry's own 1994 autobiography, 'To Be Loved', this is an incredible walk down memory lane, as we see how Smokey got his honey toned voice and how Diana found fame, amongst 50 classic songs that are guaranteed to keep you dancing all night long.


Berry Gordy nearly turned down the Jackson Five, because he didn't want to work with kids. It was Gladys Knight who eventually persuaded him to sign them, a year later!

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Previews from: 11 March 2013

Opening night: 14 April 2013


Suitable for audiences of all ages

Run time

Two hours and 45 minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission

Cast and Creative


Josh Tower as Berry Gordy

Krystal Joy Brown as Diana Ross

Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson

Bryan Terrell Clark as Marvin Gaye

Timothy J. Alex as Roger Campbell, Tom Clay, Pirate DJ

Michael Arnold as Jackie Wilson Manager, Harold Noveck, Studio Head

Raymond Luke, Jr. & Prince George Maynard as Young Berry Gordy, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder


Charles Randolph-Wright (Direction)

Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams (Choreography)

David Korins (Scenic Design)

ESosa (Costume Design)

Natasha Katz (Lighting Design)

Peter Hylenski (Sound Design)

Ethan Popp (Musical Supervision)

Music by: Songs from the Motown catalog

Book by: Berry Gordy

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Shirley: “Incredible show”

We saw the show last week and loved it, loved it, loved it! One great... more

Iain Sinclair: “Motown Always , Forever”

Saw this last week ( on Smokey Robinson's birthday - who was in the audience)...FANTASTIC... more

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