Saw the first preview. It's going to be the smash of the season!!
MOTOWN ON BROADWAY
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/05/2013|
Thanks tongue in cheek shill
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/12/2013|
Is is Berry Gordy's story? Hope not, because his life isn't that interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/12/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||03/12/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||03/12/2013|
Just a sincere response, sharing my excitement. Should have known it would be greeted with a shower of queenly negativity!
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/12/2013|
OP is just excited that they don't need to travel to Las Vegas just to see a celebrity impersonators show anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/12/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||03/12/2013|
So OP, does it have more wig tossing than an episode of Jerry Springer?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/12/2013|
The guy who plays Marvin Gaye is very cute.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/12/2013|
Have any of you seen the show?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/12/2013|
I looked for reviews from the early preview show but found nothing. Just this summary of the storyline.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/12/2013|
And what have you done in your life, r2? Fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/12/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||03/12/2013|
[quote]And what have you done in your life, [R2]? Fuck off.
What a stupid argument.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/12/2013|
No shortage of advance bias against this show. Wonder why.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/13/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||03/13/2013|
Good to know, OP. Thanks for sharing. This place thrives on tearing anyone/anything down. It's not you. It's them.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/13/2013|
MOTOWN a/k/a Baby It's Poo
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/13/2013|
Do they allow white people in?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/13/2013|
Morgan James was horrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/13/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||03/13/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||03/14/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||03/14/2013|
Show starts at 8PM! Most of the audience to arrive about 8:40!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/19/2013|
Again, I ask: How many of you vicious, inconsequential little nothings have actually seen it?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/20/2013|
Dick Scanlan who is co-writing the book, is the best thing that could have happened to that show
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/20/2013|
The hottest men on the continent. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THIS ONE!
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/20/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||03/20/2013|
Are white people allowed in?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/20/2013|
It's this season's BABY IT'S YOU!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/20/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||03/20/2013|
R25 = angry chorus queen from the show
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/20/2013|
Morgan James was a disaster #horrified
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/20/2013|
R28 The public can attend?!? Rather nice of them to allow people to pay full price.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/21/2013|
r25 plays Mary Wilson in the show and is just staying in character.
Save it for the matinee!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/21/2013|
I saw the matinee today. It was super. The audience was wild.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/24/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||03/24/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||03/24/2013|
I love you R31!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/24/2013|
[quote]Tony Award Winner Donna Murphey
Hello.. Bellevue? Is my room ready? I can't remember how to spell my name!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/24/2013|
R37 - Glenn
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/24/2013|
GREAT SHOW! If you were expecting less, you'll be surprised!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/07/2013|
It's outgrossing MATILDA and KINKY BOOTS every week!
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/09/2013|
"MOTOWN is the most popular new show in town." - Michael Riedel, NY POST 5/31/13
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/05/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 45||06/05/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||06/05/2013|