Friday, 3 April 2015

GOSSIP: Motown The Musical to open at the Shaftesbury Theatre in March 2016?

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Motown The Musical could open at the Shaftesbury Theatre in March 2016. Director Charles Randolph-Wright will apparently fly to the UK in May for auditions. 

Bamigboye explains that producers of Memphis, which is currently booking at the Shaftesbury until October, are in discussions about extending the musical's run. Bamigboye writes, "The show did well early in its run, but now it just about breaks even each week - although it is hoping for a boost from the Olivier Awards." 

Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly currently lead the West End cast of Memphis.

Motown The Musical was previously rumoured to be opening at the Dominion Theatre or London Palladium; however, talks fell through.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown The Musical is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy's incredible 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 many more.

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.

Please remember this gossip is yet to be confirmed

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