Open Road: “Motown The Musical” Makes Millions On Tour

Missed “Motown The Musical” on Broadway? Well catch the show on the road.

The hit theatrical production is currently playing Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre will celebrate the one-year anniversary of its first national tour on May 8, 2015 after kicking off its tour run in Chicago in 2014.

“Motown The Musical” has had a successful stint as a touring show, having grossed $62.5 million in 52 weeks and playing to more than 875,000 people in 18 different cities. The show has recouped its $8.5 million dollar capitalization cost in less than ten months on the road.

Julius Thomas III

In a limited engagement, Julius Thomas III from the original Broadway cast will rejoin the national tour in the leading role of Berry Gordy.  He’ll play in the production’s Costa Mesa, CA stop at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

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“Motown The Musical” is the story of the famed record label and the man behind it through the eyes of Gordy himself.  The musical is the journey of the man who went from being a featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul and launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.

Scene from “Motown The Musical”

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, this production depicts how the whole Motown family had to fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America.

Catch “Motown The Musical” in a city near you through early 2016.

Los Angeles, CA           Pantages Theatre                                            April 28-June 7, 2015
San Diego, CA              Civic Center                                                      June 9-14, 2015
Costa Mesa, CA            Segerstrom Center for the Arts                     June 16-28, 2015
Milwaukee, WI             Marcus Center for the Performing Arts        July 7-12, 2015
Memphis, TN               Orpheum Theatre                                            July 14-19, 2015
Houston, TX                Hobby Center for the Performing Arts          July 21-26, 2015
Dallas, TX                    AT&T Performing Arts Center                     July 28-August 16, 2015
Atlanta, GA                  Fox Theatre                                                       August 18-23, 2015
Charlotte, NC              Blumenthal Performing Arts Center              August 25-September 6, 2015
Cincinnati, OH            Aronoff Center                                                 September 8-20, 2015
Toronto, ON                Ed Mirvish Theatre                                         September 22-November 1, 2015
Providence, RI            Providence Performing Arts Center           November 3-8, 2015
Rochester, NY             RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre                           November 10-15, 2015
Schenectady, NY        Proctors                                                           November 17-22, 2015
Greenville, SC             Peace Center for the Performing Arts            November 24-29, 2015
Washington, DC          National Theatre                                             December 1, 2015-January 3, 2016

Scene from “Motown The Musical”

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