Motown musical tickets Hippodrome Theatre 3/2016
“Motown” musical will be performed at Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD numerous times during March 2016. Choose best time from the schedule, select preferred seats, get tickets in advance and enjoy great play!
Motown is a Broadway jukebox musical. With a book by Berry Gordy, based on his 1994 autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, the musical is based on the story of Gordy’s 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 music and lyrics for the musical are taken from selections from the Motown catalog. The musical premiered on Broadway in April 2013. Motown: The Musical received four Tony Award nominations at the 67th edition.
Motown: The Musical received four Tony Award nominations: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical) (Valisia LeKae); Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Musical) (Charl Brown); Best Orchestrations (Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook); and Best Sound Design of a Musical (Peter Hylenski). The New York Times noted: “…’Motown the Musical,’ a huge hit, drew four nominations, but none of them were for best musical.”
In 1983 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium recording stars are gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Motown Records. In a flashback, in Detroit, Michigan the young Berry Gordy watches the neighbors dancing. In 1957, the adult Berry forms his own record label, and begins to make lifelong friends with recording artists/singers such as Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson. Berry discovers the Supremes and Diana Ross, among many others.
The recording stars sing their popular numbers, including Ross performing ” ‘I Hear a Symphony,’ ‘You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You’ and ‘You’re All I Need to Get By,’…. Stevie Wonder, The Supremes (‘Buttered Popcorn’ ‘Where Did Our Love Go’), The Miracles (‘Shop Around’) The Marvelettes (‘Please Mr. Postman’), Mary Wells and The Temptations (‘Bye Bye Baby’/’Two Lovers Medley’), Martha and the Vandellas (‘Dancing in the Street’), The Contours (‘Do You Love Me’),… and The Jackson 5.