'Motown: The Musical' Will Return To Broadway During Summer 2016
Theater fans take heart (and get ready to dance): Motown: The Musical will be returning to Broadway during the summer of 2016. Deadline reports that the producers behind the show will open an 18-week run starting next July at the Nederlander Theatre. The show, which tells the story of famous label exec Berry Gordy and became a smash hit with theater audiences during the 2013-2014 season, will pick up where the last 775 shows left off. Also, a London production is due to open at the Shaftsbury Theatre on February 11, 2016. It seems the world can't get enough of Motown, and we certainly know that feeling all too well.
Originally directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown: The Musical uses some of the 20th century's funkiest soul recordings to tell the tale of a small Detroit upstart label that ultimately rose to steer the culture of an entire generation. The sonic legacies of legends like Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder are all key elements of its story, and even for those who lived through the era first-hand, the show is a wild ride back down memory lane. Watch a clip announcing the show's return below and be on the lookout for ticket and show date information coming (hopefully) soon.