The Verdict: Critics Review Motown: the Musical

By Adam Hetrick
15 Apr 2013

Valisia LeKae and Brandon Victor Dixon
Valisia LeKae and Brandon Victor Dixon
Photo by Joan Marcus

Motown, the new hit-filled jukebox musical about the life and career of music mogul Berry Gordy, starring Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon and Valisia LaKae, opened on Broadway April 14 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Charles Randolph-Wright directs Motown, which is brimming with songs made famous by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five. Previews began March 11.

Gordy, who also authored the book to Motown, is producing the musical along with Tony winner Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q) and Sony Music CEO Doug Morris.

Also, check out Playbill.com's Screening Room videos of the icons who inspired Motown.



The critics have filed their reviews and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

AM New York

Associated Press

Backstage

Bloomberg News

The Chicago Tribune

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