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Get Ready! Motown the Musical Announces Broadway Return Engagement

The hit musical will bring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and more back to New York City

Sydney Morton, Valisia Lekae, and Ariana DeBose in a scene from Motown The Musical.
Sydney Morton, Valisia Lekae, and Ariana DeBose in a scene from Motown The Musical.
(© Joan Marcus)

Delivering on its promise, Motown The Musical will return to Broadway in July 2016, playing a limited 18-week engagement at the Nederlander Theatre, with dates and casting still to be announced.

Filled with songs from the legendary songbook of Motown Records, the musical tracks label founder Berry Gordy's journey through his illustrious career, his marriage to the great Diana Ross, and his impact on music icons like Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and many more.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown the Musical opened April 14, 2013 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. It closed after 775 performances on January 18, 2015, and recouped its initial investment. The first national tour of Motown The Musical opened in Chicago in April 2014 and continues around the country. A London production begins performances February 11, 2016.

Motown The Musical features choreography by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by ESosa, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Peter Hylenski, projection design by Daniel Brodie, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Bryan Crook, dance arrangements by Zane Mark, and music direction by Joseph Joubert.