Motown The Musical launches National Tour

indexThe AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that The National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, crowned the biggest box office hit of the season by the New York Times, will play in Dallas as part of the 2014/2015 Broadway Series season at the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District. The hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has celebrated weekly grosses over $1 million every single week on Broadway since previews began March 11, continually breaking its own box office records at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and selling every ticket available for every performance in advance of opening. No other untried Broadway show has ever achieved this while opening cold in New York, and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL remains one of the highest grossing sold out shows on Broadway. In only eight months, the show has seen by over 400,000 people on Broadway and is poised to do the same across the country when the national tour begins in Chicago in April 2014.

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 all the classics you love, 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. Now, experience the next electrifying chapter in the Motown story, Broadway’s record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL and soon around the country as the national tour launches in 2014.

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 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 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.

Performance dates and prices for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will be announced in early 2014 when the entire 2014/2015 Broadway Series season is announced.

Subscribers to the current 2013/2014 season will receive first priority to purchase subscriptions to the 2014/2015 season featuring MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. There are three shows remaining in the 2013/2014 season: THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY & BESS, GODSPELL and NETworks presents DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Three-show subscriptions are available now by calling 214.880.0202, more information is available at www.attpac.org/motown.

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