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Motown: The Musical (2016-02-Shaftesbury Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Shaftesbury Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 ans 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Thursday 11 February 2016
Première : Tuesday 08 March 2016
Dernière : Saturday 20 April 2019
Mise en scène : Charles Randolph-Wright
Chorégraphie : Patricia Wilcox • Warren Adams
Producteur :
Avec : Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy), Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross), Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson), Sifiso Mazibuko (Marvin Gaye), Keisha Amponsa Banson (Mary Wells), Cindy Belliot (Anna Gordy), Samuel Edwards (Jackie Wilson), Tanya Nicole Edwards (Florence Ballard), Portia Harry (Teena Marie), Aisha Jawando (Martha Reeves), Joshua Liburd (Eddie Kendricks), Simeon Montague (Jermaine Jackson), Cleopatra Rey (Gladys Knight), Brandon Lee Sears (Tito Jackson), Jordan Shaw (Stevie Wonder), Cherelle Williams (Mary Wilson), Jay Bryce, Daniel Bailey, Edward Baruwa, Eddie Elliott, Christopher Fry, Alex Hammond, Edward Handoll, Simon Ray Harvey, Elias Hendricks, Brian James Leys, Jayde Nelson, Kieran McGinn, Simone Mistry Palmer, Carl Spencer and Marcel J Whyte
Presse : Les critiques sont bonnes:

"It is clear that the ego has landed. But, eager as I am as the next person to learn more about the Motown mogul, I was disappointed at how little I discovered." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"The show moves beyond being a welcome nostalgia fest and becomes an urgent rallying cry for us all to rediscover our Motown mojo." Dominic Cavendish The Telegraph

"This show is always enjoyable, if not always the transcendent hit you long for it to be." Dominic Maxwell for The Times

"The first half is a mess - too many songs, several little more than abbreviated verses, and a comically bad script." Quentin Letts for The Daily Mail

Version 2

Motown: The Musical (2016-07-Nederlander Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Return Engagement
Théâtre: Nederlander Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre : 24 représentations
Première Preview : Tuesday 12 July 2016
Première : Tuesday 12 July 2016
Dernière : Sunday 31 July 2016
Mise en scène : Charles Randolph-Wright
Chorégraphie : Patricia Wilcox • Warren Adams
Producteur :
Avec : Chester Gregory (Berry Gordy), Allison Semmes (Diana Ross), Jesse Nager (Smokey Robinson), Jarran Muse (Marvin Gaye), and J.J. Batteast / Leon Outlaw, Jr. (Young Berry Gordy/Stevie Wonder/Michael Jackson)
Commentaires : DID YOU KNOW?
Berry Gordy nearly turned down the Jackson Five, because he didn't want to work with kids. It was Gladys Knight who eventually pursuaded him to sign them, a year later!
Presse : "Under Charles Randolph-Wright’s direction, it remains what it was: a sparkling and enjoyable, if lumpy, journey through 25 years of Motown history. It’s just that the climax of the first act, and the opening minutes of the second, give the show a jolt of emotional currency that contrasts strikingly with its nostalgic spirit." Charles Isherwood for New York Times

"Like the legendary music catalog from Motown, the revival that re-opened Thursday night at the Nederlander Theatre is alternately catchy and soulful, and overstuffed with memorable melodies." Jennifer Farrar for The Associated Press

"The hits just keep on coming in this formulaic but audience-pleasing show." Frank Scheck for The Hollywood Reporter

Version 3

Orfeus: A House Music Opera (2020-04-Young Vic Theatre-Main-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Young Vic Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Main Stage
Durée : 1 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Tuesday 14 April 2020
Première : Tuesday 14 April 2020
Dernière : Saturday 30 May 2020
Mise en scène : Charles Randolph-Wright
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Commentaires : Blurring the lines of opera, house music and theatre, Nmon Ford’s Orfeus makes its World Premiere at the Young Vic, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown: The Musical).