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Saw the first preview. It's going to be the smash of the season!!

by Anonymousreply 4606/05/2013

Thanks tongue in cheek shill

by Anonymousreply 103/12/2013

Is is Berry Gordy's story? Hope not, because his life isn't that interesting.

by Anonymousreply 203/12/2013

I don't think this will compare favourably with Dreamgirls. Motown may have a better score but it doesn't have Michael Bennett or Robin Wagner.

by Anonymousreply 303/12/2013

OP is correct. The infamous TV series would be the broadcast equal of this unholy mess.

It's going to be the SMASH of the season.

by Anonymousreply 403/12/2013

Just a sincere response, sharing my excitement. Should have known it would be greeted with a shower of queenly negativity!

by Anonymousreply 503/12/2013

OP is just excited that they don't need to travel to Las Vegas just to see a celebrity impersonators show anymore.

by Anonymousreply 603/12/2013

I don't know anything about Broadway, but does it bother the old guard that the only shows that make money are these tacky "greatest hits" Vegas-style revues and movie adaptions?

by Anonymousreply 703/12/2013

So OP, does it have more wig tossing than an episode of Jerry Springer?

by Anonymousreply 803/12/2013

The guy who plays Marvin Gaye is very cute.

by Anonymousreply 903/12/2013

Have any of you seen the show?

by Anonymousreply 1003/12/2013

I looked for reviews from the early preview show but found nothing. Just this summary of the storyline.

by Anonymousreply 1103/12/2013

And what have you done in your life, r2? Fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 1203/12/2013

op did you grab the hand of the person next to you when "Diana" asked everyone to do so? I assume she sang "Reach Out and Touch" for that sensitive moment, It all sounds goulishly wonderful!

by Anonymousreply 1303/12/2013

[quote]And what have you done in your life, [R2]? Fuck off.

What a stupid argument.

by Anonymousreply 1403/12/2013

No shortage of advance bias against this show. Wonder why.

by Anonymousreply 1503/13/2013

Because it's about Berry Gordy, it's too broad a spectrum to tell an interesting story, too many artists. They should've focused on one.

by Anonymousreply 1603/13/2013

Good to know, OP. Thanks for sharing. This place thrives on tearing anyone/anything down. It's not you. It's them.

by Anonymousreply 1703/13/2013

MOTOWN a/k/a Baby It's Poo

by Anonymousreply 1803/13/2013

Do they allow white people in?

by Anonymousreply 1903/13/2013

Morgan James was horrible.

by Anonymousreply 2003/13/2013

R9, that is Brandon Victor Dixon who has a VERY beautiful voice - and when he appeared shirtless in the brilliant but still dour THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, it was truly a breathtaking moment.

by Anonymousreply 2103/13/2013

Thankfully, there are people like OP who will go see a Broadway singer, wearing sunglasses and moving his head like Stevie Wonder, and pay more for tickets than it would cost to see the real Stevie Wonder perform.

by Anonymousreply 2203/14/2013

The dialogue is already getting laughs in previews. A scene where Diana Ross wakes up with Gordy and says "Well at least you've got some power left in some areas of your life." [sic] - it sounds dreadful. The NY POst's critic said they should bag the story and just make it a concert!

by Anonymousreply 2303/14/2013

Show starts at 8PM! Most of the audience to arrive about 8:40!

by Anonymousreply 2403/19/2013

Again, I ask: How many of you vicious, inconsequential little nothings have actually seen it?

by Anonymousreply 2503/20/2013

Dick Scanlan who is co-writing the book, is the best thing that could have happened to that show

by Anonymousreply 2603/20/2013

The hottest men on the continent. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS ONE!

by Anonymousreply 2703/20/2013

R11. Preview performances are not reviewed, so you won't find any reviews no matter how extensively you look. During previews the cast, directors and designers work on the show and try to iron out all the kinks.

The public can attend, but the media is not invited to previews. Not always, but generally opening night is when the press is invited to review the show.

While it's in previews right now, "Motown, The Musical" opens April 14, 2013.

by Anonymousreply 2803/20/2013

Are white people allowed in?

by Anonymousreply 2903/20/2013

It's this season's BABY IT'S YOU!

by Anonymousreply 3003/20/2013

Are there any gunshots onstage? Or in the audience? Or in the lobby? Or downstairs in the bathrooms? Or perhaps outside on the sidewalk in front of the theatre? Will people be checking their pieces? Will bullet proof vests be provided to thr first ten rows? Will this type of thing be encouraged at Trip To Bountiful?

How is the view from ORCHESTRA H-101? Will I be able to see the stage though all the bullets and gun smoke?

I neeeeed to know.

by Anonymousreply 3103/20/2013

R25 = angry chorus queen from the show

by Anonymousreply 3203/20/2013

Morgan James was a disaster #horrified

by Anonymousreply 3303/20/2013

R28 The public can attend?!? Rather nice of them to allow people to pay full price.

by Anonymousreply 3403/21/2013

r25 plays Mary Wilson in the show and is just staying in character.

Save it for the matinee!

by Anonymousreply 3503/21/2013

I saw the matinee today. It was super. The audience was wild.

by Anonymousreply 3603/24/2013

It won't be any worse than Jersey Boys, Movin Out or Rock of Ages or the Green Day musical.

But it's sure to be better than the absolutely atrocious Mamma Mia! (Made into an even worse movie)

by Anonymousreply 3703/24/2013

The final scene is "Motown Today." A curtain rises on the Detroit riverfront. The sculpture of Joe Louis' fist hangs limp from its moorings. The Spirit of Detroit looks defeated, sighs.

The stage lights flicker erratically; some go out. A homeless schizophrenic comes onstage and takes a shit. A giant SUV drives up the center aisle, speakers booming gangsta rap, spraying the audience with gunfire before stopping in front of the orchestra. Several thugs step out, pluck a small girl from the audience and take her onstage to gang rape her. A crack addict climbs the proscenium and starts stealing electrical equipment from the riggings. Unable to bear it any longer, the Spirit of Detroit rises from its crouch and sails into a powerful rendition of "Rescue Me." On the chorus, "Can't you see that I'm LONELY?" the Spirit gives the giant fist of Joe Louis a shove so that it swings all the way offstage. It swing backs, carrying a handsome man in an expensive suit astride its thumb, wearing a sash that says EMERGENCY FINANCIAL MANAGER. All the miscreants onstage scamper away, squealing in terror, while the Spirit of Detroit takes the little raped girl by the hand and leads her to the EMF, who serenades them with a show-stopping "I Second That Emotion," inviting the audience to join in the chorus. The entire cast comes onstage to join in. They go out into the audience to find additional audience members to gang rape. A sing-along version of "Dancing in the Streets" follows, during which cast members lead audiences in a dancing throng right out into the street, and then leaves them there wondering what the hell just happened.

by Anonymousreply 3803/24/2013

I love you R31!

by Anonymousreply 3903/24/2013

[quote]Tony Award Winner Donna Murphey

Hello.. Bellevue? Is my room ready? I can't remember how to spell my name!

by Anonymousreply 4003/24/2013

R37 - Glenn

by Anonymousreply 4103/24/2013

GREAT SHOW! If you were expecting less, you'll be surprised!

by Anonymousreply 4204/07/2013

It's outgrossing MATILDA and KINKY BOOTS every week!

by Anonymousreply 4305/09/2013

"MOTOWN is the most popular new show in town." - Michael Riedel, NY POST 5/31/13


by Anonymousreply 4406/05/2013

I saw it. The music was good but the story is terrible. It was better than Baby It's You in that regard though.

by Anonymousreply 4506/05/2013

I counted 41 people on that stage! You sure get your money's worth in this show. I was surprised at how many songs I actually knew, and even more surprised when I found myself singing along (with most of the audience).

A real crowd-pleaser.

by Anonymousreply 4606/05/2013
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