Broadway grosses drop even as juggernauts Matilda and Motown the Musical open

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Send to Kindle Broadway grosses for the week ending April 14, 2013 are in and there were drops across the boards.  2 shows opened this past week, Motown: the Musical and Matilda which contributed about $300K in less revenue for the week due to comping the opening night shows. Even with one person shows Macbeth and […]

Motown: the Musical opens on Broadway – Review Roundup

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Send to Kindle Motown: the musical opened on Broadway last night, April 14, 2013 and while the music was greatly appreciated, it is engrained in our cultural DNA after-all, the story and writing were not. Written by Berry Gordy himself, with some help from some others, the complaint of many critics was the story was […]

April 2013 on Broadway is jam-packed with shows and Awards announcements

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Starting with the opening of Lucky Guy starring Tom Hanks, Broadway is poised for another busy April.  It is common for shows to plan for Spring openings, just after the bad winter weather and just before the awards cut-off dates. This April is similar to so many that have come before.  Below is […]

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Motown: The Musical Announces Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson

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Send to Kindle Producers have announced additional Broadway casting for the world premiere of Motown: The Musical, based on the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy. Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (The Color Purple) and Valisia LeKae (The Book of Mormon) will star as Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. Broadway veteran Charl Brown will join them as Smokey Robinson, leading an ensemble cast of […]

‘Motown: The Musical’ Announces Broadway Opening Date and Lead Cast

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Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon and Valisia LeKae have been cast in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross in the upcoming Motown: The Musical, scheduled to begin preview performances March 11, 2013. Brandon Victor Dixon received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in The Color Purple on Broadway […]

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Announces Casting Search for Young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy

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Auditioning for the roles of young Michael Jackson, little Steve Wonder and pre-teen Berry Gordy in Motown the Musical, coming to Broadway in 2013, is easy as 1, 2, 3. Music legend Berry Gordy is looking for a talented African-American young man (age 8-11) to fill the shoes of these superstars. He has […]