Tune in Sunday, June 16, at 9/8c.
Broadway’s smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL creator and Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. will be featured on Oprah Winfrey’s “Master Class” this coming Sunday, June 16 when it begins airing nationwide on the OWN Network in a two hour Father’s Day event also featuring Diahann Carroll.
“Oprah’s Master Class” airs Sundays nationwide on the OWN network, and at 9:00pm on channels 115 or 862 in New York (Channel 682 in HD).Check local listings for your area.
If you know the music of Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Smokey Robinson, Martha and the Vandellas and Stevie Wonder…just to name a few, then you know Berry Gordy, Jr.
He is the man behind all those legendary artists, as founder of the legendary Motown record label and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who shaped the careers of many young superstar singers. Gordy Jr. talks about his love affair with Diana Ross, their behind-the-scenes stories, spinning out #1 hits, and how life growing up in Detroit wasn’t always glamorous in the beginning.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy began performances on March 11 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and officially opened on 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.