CHICAGO (December 10, 2013) – Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that individual tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the hit Broadway musical that features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, go on-sale to the public starting this Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Crowned the biggest box office hit of the season by the New York Times, MOTOWN will launch its national tour at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph) from April 22 to July 13, 2014.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.
Featuring all the classics you love, MOTOWN tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, the next electrifying chapter in the Motown story comes to Chicago as the national tour of MOTOWN launches on April 22, 2014.
The Original Broadway Cast Album of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, produced by Tony Award® nominee Ethan Popp for Universal Music Enterprises, is nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
MOTOWN’s creative team features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Blues in the Night) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee ESosa (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, “Project Runway”), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (Once, Sister Act), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Jekyll and Hyde), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by Telsey + Company.
MOTOWN features arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as music supervisor in reproducing the classic “Sound of Young America,” with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee Bryan Crook (“Smash”) and dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).
MOTOWN is produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.
The performance schedule for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is as follows:
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. (No 2:00 p.m. performance April 23; No 7:30 p.m. performance May 7)
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2 p.m. (Additional 7:30 p.m. performances on April 27, May 11 and July 6)
Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change.
Tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Oriental Theatre range from $30-$103. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.