Broadway sensation, Motown the Musical is all set to make its way to the London
Westend next year. Experience the real life saga of Motown Records in the form
of jukebox musical featuring 40 chartbusting musical numbers such as “My Girl”,
“Heard it Through the Grapevine” “I Want You Back”, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered
I’m Yours” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.
Adapted from the
1994 autobiography and a book by Berry Gorgy Jr. who is also the founder of
Motown, the show revolves around the central character Gordy. Motown the
Musical beautifully exhibits the founding of the Motown Record label along with
life long relationships to the stars which is made such as Diana Ross, Smokey
Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and The Temptations.
The show, Motown
The Musical is set in the year 1983, with the celebration of 25th
anniversary of Motown Records where all the star assembles. The story flashes
back, when Gordy was a young boy who lives in Detroit, Michigan and beautifully
depicts his entire life journey. The show has an ensemble cast of 40 actors.
of motor and town, Motown Records was named. It is also the nick name of Detroit,
which is the place where label has been founded. The record label has been
identical with a pop infused soul band. From the year 1960 to 1969, this record
label has enjoyed great success with 79 records in the Top Ten of the Billboard
Hot 100 chart.
Under the superb
direction of the Charles Randolph, the Broadway production enjoyed great
success and acclamations. The show has been also nominated for four Tony awards.
In April 2013, the show made its opening at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and
closed in January 2015. The hugely anticipated show is all set to make its
transfer to the Shaftesbury Theatre of London Westend!