Motown The Musical takes a look back on the life and career of Berry Gordy, and the musical talent he fostered. Kravis Center brings this jukebox musical to West Palm for its Kravis on Broadway series.
Motown The Musical
Production History: Motown The Musical arrived on Broadway in April 2013 and ran for more than 700 performances before closing in January 2015. It will return to Broadway this summer.
Synopsis: It’s the twenty-fifth anniversary of Motown Records, and its founder, Berry Gordy, is reluctant to celebrate. As he looks back on his life and career, he comes to terms with his magnificent influence on music, having launched the careers of such artists as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder.
Why You Should See It: No Kravis on Broadway season is complete without a jukebox musical, and this one breaks away from the rock ’n’ roll norm to deliver hits like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “ABC,” and “My Girl.”
- Go “Beyond the Stage” for a free pre-show musical perfromance by the Kravis Young Singers Afterschool Connection on Friday, February 12 at 7:15 p.m. in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby, and by Broadway Reach on Saturday, February 13 at 1:15 p.m. Tickets start at $27. For more information, call the box office at 561-832-7469, or visit kravis.org.
Photos by Joan Marcus