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Special Features The Verdict: Critics Review Motown: the Musical 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.
Valisia LeKae and Brandon Victor Dixon
Valisia LeKae and Brandon Victor Dixon Photo by Joan Marcus

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's Screening Room videos of the icons who inspired Motown.

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

AM New York

Associated Press


Bloomberg News

The Chicago Tribune

The Detroit News

Entertainment Weekly

The Hollywood Reporter

The Huffington Post

NBC New York

New York Daily News


New York Magazine

New York Post

The New York Times

Time Out New York

USA Today


The Village Voice

The Washington Post


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