MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at TPAC February 16-21, 2016
Tickets on sale Friday, December 4, at 10:00 a.m.
NASHVILLE – Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris, and Berry Gordy are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, December 4 at 10:00 a.m. CT. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play a limited one-week engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on February 16-21, 2016.
Tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL are available at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For group tickets, please call 615-782-4060.
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 many more.
"MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a fun and fascinating historical snapshot of the great songs and legendary artists who forever changed American music," said Kathleen O'Brien, TPAC's president and chief executive officer. "Audiences of all ages in Nashville should experience this high-energy combination of music and moving story from Berry Gordy, one of the most influential record executives in the history of the music business."
Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” 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.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features 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 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 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 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.
For more information, visit www.MotownTheMusical.com.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the fourth production featured in the 2015-16 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season and is presented locally by Bank of America. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The season is supported by The HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals, and media sponsors for the season include NewsChannel 5 and The Tennessean. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America, and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is ,a href="http://www.tpac.org/" target="_blank">TPAC.org.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway Series and Broadway Special show. For more information about accessible services, contact Lori Ward at (615)782-4077.