“Motown the Musical” makes Montreal premiere at Place des Arts June 19-24

North American touring production of hit Broadway musical to play 8 performances

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MONTREAL, June 18th, 2018. evenko and Broadway Across Canada are thrilled to present MOTOWN THE MUSICAL for the first time in Montreal at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts from June 19 to 24, 2018. The hit Broadway musical features music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue.

Leading this new tour will be Kenneth Mosley as Berry Gordy, Trenyce as Diana Ross, Matt Manuel as Marvin Gaye, and Justin Reynolds as Smokey Robinson, with Kai Calhoun and Chase Phillips portraying Berry Gordy’s boyhood counterpart and the roles of young stars Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will also feature Nick Abbott, Taylor Rae Almonte, Tracy Byrd, Arielle Crosby, Alex Hairston, Devin Holloway, Quiana Holmes, Kayla Jenerson, EJ King, Brett Michael Lockley, Rob McCaffrey, Trey McCoy, Alia Munsch, Erick Patrick, Eric Peters, Isaac Saunders Jr., Eran Scoggins, Ayla Stackhouse, Nate Summers, Cartreze Tucker, Jamari Johnson Williams,  Dre’ Woods, and Nazarria Workman.

Motown the Musical

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s 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 so many more.

Featuring more than 50 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features staging by Schele Williams, choreography re-created by Brian Harlan Brooks, with original choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Blues in the Night) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee Emilio Sosa (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, “Project Runway”), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (Once, Sister Act), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Aladdin), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by Wojcik | Seay Casting.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL’s arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award® nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as music supervisor in reproducing the classic “Sound of Young America,” with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee Bryan Crook (“Smash”) and dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL was originally produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy.

Montreal Performance Schedule:

Tuesday, June 19th at 8pm / Media premiere
Wednesday, June 20th at 8pm
Thursday, June 21st at 8pm
Friday, June 22nd at 8pm
Saturday, June 23rd at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday June 24th at 2pm and 7:30pm

Box Office: (514) 842-2112 | https://placedesarts.com/en/event/motown-musical

Ticket prices starting at $46.55 (including taxes and service fees)

 For more information, visit www.MotownTheMusical.com

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