The story of the Motown family comes to life on Philadelphia stage! Motown The Musical, the electrifying new musical based on the autobiography of Motown record label founder Berry Gordy, opens the New Year for the 2014-2015 Broadway Philadelphia series of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts & The Shubert Organization. Opening on January 6, 2015, Motown The Musical has a two-week run at the Academy of Music until January 18, 2014.
Motown The Musical is the smash-hit Broadway show that follows the spectacular rise of Berry Gordy – from his years as a featherweight boxer to being a heavyweight music tycoon behind the stellar careers of Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Michael Jackson, The Supremes, and Smokey Robinson. This is the story of the whole Motown family as they fight the odds to produce the soundtrack that forever changed America.
Motown The Musical runs for 160 minutes and plays the Academy of Music on weekdays at 7:30 PM from Tuesday through Thursday and at 8 PM every Friday. The weekend shows are at 2 PM and 8 PM every Saturday and at 1 PM and 6:30 PM every Sunday.
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Motown the Musical Philadelphia Cast
Berry Gordy – Clifton Oliver
Diana Ross – Allison Semmes
Smokey Robinson – Jesse Nager
Marvin Gaye – Jarran Muse
Book – Berry Gordy, Jr.
Director – Charles Randolph-Wright
Choreographer – Patricia Wilcox & Warren Adams
Scenic Designer – David Korins
Costume Design – Erosa
Lighting Designer – Natasha Katz
Address: 240 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Academy of Music Capacity: 2389