Tuesday, April 22, 2014
ACT OUT EXTENDED: Motown The Musical at Oriental Theatre
EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND
THROUGH AUGUST 9
FINAL BLOCK OF TICKETS GOES ON SALE APRIL 22
Here at ChiIL Mama and ChiIL Live Shows, we dig Motown and can NOT wait to check out Motown the Musical. We're interested to see how it compares to Human Nature, The Motown Show which we had the great pleasure of reviewing several years ago. The buzz has been BIG!
Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, along with Broadway In Chicago, are thrilled to announce that due to popular demand MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has added four weeks to its Chicago engagement. The National Tour will launch at the Oriental Theatre on April 22 and now play 16 weeks, through August 9, before continuing on its National Tour across North America. The final block of tickets for performances July 15 through August 9 will go on sale Tuesday, April 22 at 10 a.m.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL 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 more than 50 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL 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.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL 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 THE MUSICAL’s arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award® nominee 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 THE MUSICAL 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: Performance schedule is subject to change.
Tickets are now on sale 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. Best availability for tickets are currently on Tuesday and Wednesday performances. Tickets are also available for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.