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Mar 7, 2018


CBS Sunday Morning

LEXINGTON, KY (3/07/18) – Broadway Live is thrilled to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Lexington Opera House April 27-29th. Co-presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky and Powell, Walton, Milward Insurance, the hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and is produced by Work Light Productions.

Arielle Crosby, a 2012 graduate of Kentucky State University (B.A. Music/Vocal Performance), is featured in the national touring production.

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.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features staging by Schele Williams, choreography re-created by Brian Harlan Brooks, original choreography by Patricia Wilcox (A Night with Janis Joplin) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award®nominee Emilio Sosa (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 (Aladdin), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by Wojcik | Seay Casting.

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 was originally 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, in association with Work Light Productions.

Performances are Friday, April 27 at 8pm; Saturday, April 28 at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, April 29 at 1:00pm and 6:30pm.

Tickets start at $30 and are available at the Lexington Center Ticket Office, (859) 233-3535 or Ticketmaster.com.  For more information, visit www.MotownTheMusical.com or Lexingtonoperahouse.com