Motown the Musical is Back … and the stars are brighter … on Broadway

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Berry Gordy, center, celebrates return to Broadway.
Berry Gordy, center, celebrates return to Broadway.

 

Of genius and grace:

Motown founder Berry Gordy announced the return of the based-on-true-story MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre, at a press preview last Friday. Gordy, considered the world’s penultimate star-and-music maker, introduced the production’s entire cast, including stars Chester Gregory (Gordy) and Allison Semmes (Diana Ross).  The 87-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist also thanked the media and Motown fans for making him the success he continues to be. In its 60’s heydays, “Motown produced a staggering 110 chart-topping songs, smashed the racial barriers in American popular music and quickly became the country’s largest black-owned business. Berry Gordy has to be seen as one of the most important figures on the business side of American popular music in the second half of the 20th century,” John Covach, director of the University of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music, told Investors Business Daily recently. “Fifty years from now, we’ll talk about maybe six or seven figures on the business side of popular music. Berry Gordy will probably be one of them.”  Stay tuned for more in Our Time Press.  ticket Information:  www.motownthemusical.com/tickets or call:1-877-250-2929

 

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