Why See Motown - The Musical?
The Hit-machine on Tour
More than just a Broadway show, Motown: The musical is an incredible look back at the country's most loved genre and the music that transformed America. This hit Broadway musical garnered four nominations at the 2013 Tony Awards and now its musical magic is set to hit theatres throughout the US, coming to CNU Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News , VA , April 10 - 11, 2018
Filled with the back stories of legends such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and a whole host of the motor city's favourite stars, and featuring billboard busting classics like 'My Girl' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', this is an uplifting show about how Motown broke down racial barriers and got us all dancing to the same rhythm!
What is Motown: The Musical about?
Motown: The Musical follows writing impresario and founder of the Motown label, Berry Gordy as he fights against the odds to turn his improbable dream into all singing, all dancing reality. Adapted from Berry's own 1994 autobiography, 'To Be Loved', this is an incredible walk down memory lane, as we see how Smokey got his honey toned voice and how Diana found fame, amongst 50 classic songs that are guaranteed to keep you dancing all night long.
Did you know?
Berry Gordy nearly turned down the Jackson Five, because he didn't want to work with kids. It was Gladys Knight who eventually pursuaded him to sign them, a year later!
Performance date: 10 April 2018
Suitable for audiences of all ages
Two hours and 45 minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission
Cast and Creative
Chester Gregory as Berry Gordy
Allison Semmes as Diana Ross
Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye
David Kaverman as Smokey Robinson
CJ Wright and Raymond Davis as Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.
Ensemble: Michelle Alves, Malcolm Armwood, Erick Buckley, Darilyn Castillo, Judith Franklin, Jeremy Gaston, Alyssa V. Gomez, Garfield Hammonds, Rod Harrelson, Jared Howelton, Louis James Jackson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Ramone Owens, Devin Price, Alana Randall, Tavia Riveč, Matthew Sims Jr., Kimberly Ann Steele, Doug Storm, Daniel Robert Sullivan, Gabriella Whiting, Galen J. Williams, and Ricardo A. Zayas
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
Book by Berry Gordy, Jr.
Produced by Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy
Scenic Design by David Korins
Nominated for FOUR 2013 Tony Awards including:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Valisia LeKae
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Charl Brown
Best Sound Design of a Musical
About Newport News Theater: We are an independent show guide with no affiliation to any venue or show. Some of the tickets offered for sale are resale tickets that may be priced above or below face value.
Next available performancesView all times and dates
What you thought
22 reviews, average rating: (4.9 Stars)
Fast-paced...energetic....fun night out...I could go on...just go and see... more
This was a birthday gift surprise and might I add that it was one of the... more
Spread the word!
Keep up to date!
Straight to your inbox
Please note: The term CNU Ferguson Center for the Arts and/or Motown - The Musical as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the CNU Ferguson Center for the Arts and/or Motown - The Musical and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the CNU Ferguson Center for the Arts and/or Motown - The Musical and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.