Broadway’s biggest box office hit of the year MOTOWN THE MUSICAL celebrates its best week ever with a weekly gross of $1,443,867. (week ending June 23) and beats its own box office record at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has celebrated weekly grosses over 1 Million dollars every single week since previews began March 11, while selling every ticket available for every performance. No other untried Broadway show (out of town try-out, off-Broadway transfer, West End production) has ever achieved this while opening cold in New York.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy began performances March 11 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and officially opened April 14.
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.
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. The music that shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat finally comes to Broadway in the season’s most anticipated world-premiere event.