Motown The Musical Set For West End Transfer
15 May 2015Producers of hit Broadway show Motown The Musical have confirmed it will cross over the pond and open at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End next February.
Motown The Musical charts the fascinating story of the legendary Berry Gordy and the amazing array of talent that he discovered and features an incredible 50 singalong hits.
Ex- featherweight boxer Gordy had a dramatic change of career from sportsman to music mogul and changed the face of music forever after following his dream of starting up his own record label and borrowing $800 from his family to set up Motown Records in 1959.
The label was a huge success and launched the careers of an incredible catalogue of international superstars including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson. The musical features songs from all of these artists along with many others fittingly bringing Gordy's own amazing story to the stage.
Motown The Musical will showcase at the Shaftesbury Theatre from February 11th 2016 and is currently booking to October 22nd. .