BROADWAY’S SMASH HIT GOES DOUBLE PLATINUM!
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
2014 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATION
FOR BEST MUSICAL THEATER ALBUM
Broadway’s MOTOWN THE MUSICALcelebrates a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for the show’s Original Broadway Cast Album in the “Best Musical Theater Album,” one of just three nominees in the category.
Ensemble member Ryan Shaw (Stevie Wonder and others) also received his third Grammy Award nomination for the song “Yesterday” from his album Real Love in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category.
Capping off the successful week, the smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL saw its second consecutive best week ever with a weekly gross of $1,562,964.00 over eight performances ending December 8, marking another box office record at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy began performances March 11 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and openedApril 14.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright,MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy’s incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.
Featuring all the classics you love, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience the next electrifying chapter in the Motown story, Broadway’s record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL’s creative team features choreography by Patricia Wilcox(Blues in the Night) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee ESosa (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, “Project Runway”), lighting design by Tony Award®winner Natasha Katz (Once, Sister Act), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys), projection design by Daniel Brodie(Jekyll and Hyde).
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features arrangements and orchestrations by Tony Award® nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as musical supervisor for the 18 piece orchestra that reproduces the classic “Sound of Young America” for the Broadway stage, with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nomineeBryan Crook (“Smash”), dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and music direction by Joseph Joubert (Nice Work If You Can Get It).
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.