This jukebox musical has one of greatest set-lists ever…
I’m bereft that Motown: The Musical‘s London showing comes to an end this Spring. I have actually booked a day off work to watch it twice at the end of the month. Some might say I don’t have a life, others might say I have my priorities in the right place.
It’s honestly the best musical I’ve seen since Lion King, and Tina Tuner: The Musical is a close third. I’ll be going to see the latter for leisure again this Summer. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a journalist and review selected stage shows for a publication, on a freelance basis.
Back to Motown: The Musical…
Motown: The Musical is a jukebox musicalthat premiered on Broadway in April 2013. The musical is based on Berry Gordy‘s autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown (1994), and on the history of his founding and running of the Motown record label, and his personal and professional relationships with Motown artists such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson. The production’s music and lyrics are taken from selections from the Motown catalog. It received four nominations at the 67th Tony Awards.
If you’re looking for a boogie, visit the Shaftesbury Theatre in Tottenham Court Road, London before Motown closes its doors.
Motown is my favourite genre of music of all time. I was born in the wrong era. Next.
The tickets are cheaper than they were. They cost less than Hamilton or Harry Potter.