Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP GB

Motown The Musical
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Motown The Musical Tickets

4.6/5
based on 913 reviews

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Starring: Cedric Neal, Lucy St. Louis, Charl Brown, Sifiso Mazibuko

Booking until: Saturday, 20 April 2019

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Motown the Musical – A brilliant feel-good show

Motown Records, based in Detroit, was founded by Berry Gordy in 1959 to showcase the very best early rhythm and blues, soul and funk. With diversity at its beating heart, these days the Motown legacy is a music industry legend.

Gordy was inspired by the so-called 'truth-telling' of early black music, which he felt was, “a chronicle of our collective emotional journey in this world – pain and sadness, happiness and celebration... wisdom and faith.” His fervour still shines through every song the record label released.

Motown the Musical - The story

What's the story? It's 1983 and the scene is the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, where a bunch of glittering music industry stars are waiting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Motown Records. At the same time, flashing back to the past, in Detroit the young Berry Gordy is observing his neighbours dancing. It took until 1957 for him to form his own record label, bringing in huge hitters like Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and the Supremes.

The musical is stuffed with hits, more than sixty tunes in total including Diana Ross's I Hear a Symphony, You're All I Need to Get By from Stevie Wonder, Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes, Please Mr Postman by the Marvelettes and masses more... Mary Wells and The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, The Contours and, of course, The Jackson 5.

The St Louis Post calls it a “supremely entertaining night of musical whiplash”. CBS Sunday Morning called it "More than a broadway show...a celebration of music that transformed America." Time Out New York said the show "Sets the theatre on fire!" All of which means you can expect two and three quarter hours of total and utter musical heaven.

This is a genuinely exhilarating feel-good show charting Berry Gordy’s amazing journey from featherweight boxer to a heavyweight career as a music industry figure whose talent, passion and determination launched the careers of many a famous soul name. The show features a massive ensemble cast of more than 40 actors. Together they do homage to the soundtrack that changed America forever... and now you can experience it here in Britain.

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Press Reviews

A triumphant, lavish show. You may well see people dancing in the street The Daily Telegraph

Impossible to resist The Daily Telegraph

There’s a quality of exuberance about motown the musical that makes life worth living The Daily Telegraph

Motown arrives in the west end with the greatest soul pop music ever recorded The Times

Customer Reviews

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Recommended for:

Anyone
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Families
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Teenagers
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Couples
92%
Theatregoers
92%

based on 913 reviews

Superb performance.

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Brilliant full of energy. Creative

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Racist against white people

I thought this was a very racist show against white people. It is about time people forgot about the past and moved on or they never will.


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Wonderful

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Amazing!!!

I loved the show from start to finish. The performers were all so amazing and talented. You will not be disappointed in the show. The storyline to the songs all made the show like a spectacular time machine


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Great night out

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Entertaining

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Amazing

Absolutely fantastic


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Excellent Show

Was a fabulous show, the only disappointment was not being able to get up and dance


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Great show, story and singers

Superb entertainment


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A great show, very entertaining

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A must see

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Disappointing

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Absolutely unmissable !

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Great musical, good music and beautiful costumes!

We had a great time! Nice music, very good singers and beautiful costumes. We enjoyed it very much


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Great show, shame about some of the audience

The show and the music are brilliant. Unfortunately there are some people that don't appreciate the theatre and have the manners to remain quiet during the show. Two couples arrived late and then proceeded to stand in front of us to sort their coats out and then have conversations at normal volume during the show!!! And then (thank goodness) they walked out a third into the show.. Dreadful people


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Amazing night out

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Great evening out

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Breath takingly amazing

The theatre is lovely. Just ask the direction as we walked the length of Shafestbury Ave to find it . Also there are less eating places around bu the theatre so plan before you leave. The show is so full of energy and I almost felt I knew the cast by the end of the show. There appeard to be alot more mens wc than womens so locate yours ladies! Very clean ! Enjoy the show !!


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Soul sensation

The story was great with the history of apartheid and ground breaking vision of lots of people but mainly the sound of the time.


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Lovely theatre great view from all seats. Sell drinks and have an ice cream vender at half time.

Great experience


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Motown the Musical - is Mo-Fun! and an experience of a lifetime

Unbelievable. The music - of course. But the cast was amazing - especially The Lead Berry Gordy - not Jay Perry - I think his name was Segun. He was acting the whole time on stage - and his voice was totally incredible. - he carried the story - and Diana was also fantastic


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Motown magnificent!

Don’t delay - get your tickets now! Stellar show that’ll have you tapping your feet, singing and laughing. Awesome!


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Fantastic Show

Fantastic show but stalls allowed in early & Royal Circle had to hang about in a crowd until 7.00pm why?


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Wonderful

Amazing evening. Do not miss this wonderfully performed musical. History lesson as bonus.


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Great music

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Really Wanted it to be Better

I love the idea behind this show - however the execution was just not there... The cast was very enthusiastic and energetic - however they at times missed their marks while dancing, their notes when singing, and overall did not meet the high standard for excellence that Berry Gorden left behind. This is a beautiful idea...and a beautiful cast ...and it is wonderful to see all-black shows in London....just wish that the execution had been better...


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Motown the Musical

Whether you know or don’t know Motown music, the show packs in all the greatest hits from the golden era of 60s and 70s American music. The cast is consistently strong, dancing and singing with infectious energy and doing justice to a catalogue of superb songs.


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Jolis mise en scène !

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DO NOT MISS IT... A PIECE OF POP MUSIC REAL HISTORY

Fantastic performance of a great group, full of energy and enthusiasm. Exceptional voices of the main characters The story is to know... at least for all of those interested in popular music


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Great show

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Fantastic

Every thing about it was brilliant


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Seriously heart warming, good fun

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Creative way to bring story of Motown to life

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everything was perfect

everything was perfect


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Captivating


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Memory lane

It brings back good memories. Humor does the trick in combination with great dancers! wonderful singing and enthusiastic performers. The audience was great too. Theatre is gorgeous; excellent staff, fair prices. It was my second time; not a penny wasted.


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Amazing immersive show

The show was amazing so much talent on the stage the cast are fantastic making it an enjoyable unforgettable experience that I would highly recommend


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Entertaining

I found this show very entertaining and would recommend to anyone


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Feel good!

Makes you want to join in! (But don’t)


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Great Show

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So good: A must see!

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Enjoyable, but not excellent

Costumes and sets were excellent, the music was great, but the story line and singing were average. None of the singers wowed me or gave me goosebumps. A good show, but was a bit disappointed since the show is such a big production in London.


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An absolute treasure trove and poignant story about the the music and the times and message . Loved it laugh, cried dance and sand the whole night long😃

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Amazing!!

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Excellent Show for both young & old

Excellent Show for both young & old who love Motown or any type of music🎶!


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Exceptional

If you were brought in the Motown era, this is must see - in fact, whatever your age, this is a must see celebration of so many talented singers and composers. The young lad playing Michael Jackson was truly inspirational, but all performers were outstanding. Only negative is how hot the Shaftesbury is. Very stuffy too - came out dripping! I know it’s an old, smaller theatre, but they must do better than this - I dread to think what it was like this summer.


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Fantastic

Fantastic show, highly recommend. The story the music and costume all top class


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Amazing night

Just what you could want from Motown all the classics around a story of the company through inception to the end


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on the spot

Great music and great atmosphere


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Music and happiness


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A must see show

What a fantastic show great cast and great music


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A show I could have watched for another 3 hours! Phenomenal

If you're a fan of Motown or just good music with soul and spirit then this is for you. A show with a surprising amount of emotional weight mixed with a superlative signing and dancing masterclass.


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Racist

Racist cunts


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A must see show

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A must see!

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Must see

Really good show, apart from chewing gum being put on my husbands chair and reined his trousers spent most of interval trying to get it off as we was out for a meal after. Not impressed as paid a lot of money for these seats you don’t except to have gum on them!!


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Fabulous

Oh what a night Was wonderful The singing was sublime Faultless performance by all


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Nostalgic,entertaining, slick, amazing voices

I absolutely loved it even though I mistakenly bought a cheap ticket. If I knew how good it was I would have bought more expensive tickets. I love this music so maybe I am biased. Just saying!


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Half the songs missing and not great singing


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Brilliant

Just sorry I could not see it all as there was a really tall man in front of me so I strained to see most of the show sad really.


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A feel good show

The show was fantastic in every aspect


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Foot tapping inspirering musical feast

I thought the show to be thoroughly enjoyable the acting and sing was up there with any other west end show I’ve seen! However, Where we were sitting W11 & W12 were a bit restrictive on viewing as the pitch of the stalls (angle) wash shallow and I had to keep moving my head to gain a satisfactory view. Whilst this was a hinderance, it didn’t spoil the overall experience of such a fantastic and well enjoyable musical, I’ll definitly would recommend it.


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Great show, colourful and creative story telling

We had a good view of the stage. Enjoyed the audience participation. The staff at the theatre were great, I took my son who has autism to the show and he had a great time.


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Marvellous Show chronicaling the history of Mo Town

Great show, I learnt a lot about the history of the record label and its stars.


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fun with loads of memories

Great show loved the music and songs.


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A must see

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Good time

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Amazing

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Must see!

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Great show, great ambience - must see

The show was excellent. The story behind the artists and lives of the Motown music genre and music label. Lots of great hits all the way through. The acting, singing, music from the orchestra,set and choreography were excellent. Lighting and stage effects were great too. Everyone was clapping along and dancing in the isle at the end. Great atmosphere. The theatre venue is well organised too. What wasn't so good was that the sound level was turned up too loud at some points to an uncomfortable level and it was clipping and distorting (not too much but to a sound engineer you could hear it). I am also tall and there was less room than on a budget airline seat. The seat in-front dug into my knees. Not so good. However overall a five stars experience.


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Superb Memories

A superb showcase for Mowtown music, great story line laced with brilliant hits. A must see show


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Great music

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Wonderful show

Enjoyed every minute of this wonderful show. The costumes and voices were fabulous and loved it at the end when they showed the screen footage of Berry Gordy, Diana Ross etc.


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Dancing in your seat !!

We loved every minute of this lively and energetic performance. I would love to go again but seating should be more vertically staggered as our view was almost completely blocked by heads in front!!


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Interesting

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Great feel good show

Excellent show. Very sensitively portrayed at the struggles experienced at that time. Great moral storyline and the seats were superb


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Great show to see

Amazing acting / great story / fabulous costumes and the most wonderful music


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Great show

Great show really enjoyed it, performers and music excellent. Would recommend it to all. Easy to book online and collect tickets on arrival no hassle at all.


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Great experience

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Great music

We liked the show but would have liked a few more songs


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Very upbeat and entertainig

Motown should appeal to UK residents and tourists from around the World


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If you like that era then this is a brilliant show !


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A must see for Motown fans

To hear the true story of Motown was great, the music was part of my growing up and I still love it today.The performers were brilliant and the show was fab from beginning to end.


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The music, dancing & costumes too good to miss

Here is the story of Motown interwoven with most fantastic songs and dance - a must to see if you enjoy Motown music.


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Took me back - great music. Loved it.

I thought that the show was great and gave me a great nostalgic feeling. The singers had great voices. I particularly thought that Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder were great. I will recommend this show to friends and family.


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Great trip down memory lane

May be best for middle aged people or those who like Motown music and their story


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Creative.

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Been to better

Very disappointed with late comers( even 25mins into the show) disrupting the show several times trying to find there seats, this ruined the first half of the show for us, this happened 4 times to us with this performance, when plenty of empty seats available to avoid disturbing the audience, until the first interval,


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wonderfull remember of the 70's

all the actors were great actors and singers


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Riller

Buzzin show


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Brilliant

Spectacular and fun show. Absolutely loved it


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Entertaining

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Really interesting!

I had a vague knowledge of Motown but after watching this I know a lot more about it now - I never realised how many songs I know were from the Motown label! My friend who I went with was a huge fan and he really loved it and after the show, I wanted to listen to more Motown music. it was a lovely show and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Even if you don't now much about Motown, the music is still great and the show is very entertaining!


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Must see

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Nostalgic

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Low budget

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Great memories for teens in the 60's

I loved the show but they had a lot to get through in a short period of time. Acting was good and costumes excellent. In one part it amazed me that Diana Ross changed her dress and re-appeared in less than 5 seconds. Little Michael eas good but sang slightly off key.


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Entertaining

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A musical feast!

This is a vibrant, high energy show full of fantastic songs. Ideal for people who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s but equally enjoyable for a new generation. I took my 24 year old daughter ( I’m 63) and we both loved it. You get really caught up in the story and don’t want it to end. The performances were great and these people can really sing!


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David Albury Leads the New Cast of MOTOWN

26 Jul 2017

David Albury Motown the Musical have just announced a new leading man and I'm very excited to hear that it’s David Albury who’ll be taking over the role of Smokey Robinson just as producers release 500,000 new tickets for sale, securing the show at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 5 January 2019.

Review: MOTOWN - THE MUSICAL at Shaftesbury Theatre

09 May 2016

Motown: The Musical MOTOWN is a brand new musical that has flown into the West End after a hugely successful run on Broadway. For millions of people their generation is defined by the music of Motown and no matter what your age, this catalogue of hits has something for everybody to enjoy. From classics such as Reet Petite and Shop Around to a medley of Jackson 5 songs and the Stevie Wonder Classic: Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m yours, this is a Jukebox musical that really lives up to its name. Looking around the audience, it is clear to see that from the very first chord MOTOWN is the perfect night out.

Review: MOTOWN at the Shaftesbury Theatre

25 Feb 2016

Motown The Musical While we here in Britain were listening to The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Cliff Richard and The Shadows, most of America was listening to the extraordinary output and music of Berry Gordy, the founder and owner of the (Tamla) Motown label.

Motown the Musical comes to the Shaftesbury Theatre

14 May 2015

Motown the Musical comes to the Shaftesbury Theatre After much speculation and gossip, the producers of the sell-out Broadway show Motown the Musical have finally announced the West End venue that will house the smash-hit production. The Shaftesbury Theatre in the heart of London’s theatreland will be the new home of the Berry Gordy penned musical, set to open in late February 2016.

Motown the Musical will open in the West End next year!

27 Nov 2014

Motown the Musical The producers of Motown The Musical have finally broken the silence surrounding the speculated arrival of this Broadway success. They have now confirmed that the production will play in London in 2015, but an exact date has yet to be confirmed.

The original Broadway production of Motown The Musical is due to close in New York at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on 18 January, but word is that it may return to the bright lights of the Big Apple in 2016.


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