*The hit play “Motown the Musical” is on its way to the real Motown.
Producers for the show confirmed the news on Thursday as they revealed that the musical’s national tour will indeed arrive at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit for a four-week run that kicks off Oct. 21.
“Motown the Musical” tells the story of the rise of Berry Gordy’s Motown Records, its fall and ultimate resurgence while featuring songs from Motown’s catalogue. Among the tunes included are War,” ”What’s Going On?” ”My Girl,” ”Dancing in the Streets” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.”
The Tony award nominated play’s tour will kick off in Chicago on April 22. In the next two years, the outing will touch down in Minneapolis; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Los Angeles; Houston; Atlanta; and Charlotte, N.C. “Motown the Musical’s” Detroit run will conclude on Nov. 16.
As theatergoers prepare for the Motown experience, Oprah Winfrey is preparing for her Broadway close-up.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former queen of daytime is reportedly in talks to star in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Night, Mother” opposite Tony winner Audra McDonald.
If things work out, the stage will be set for Oprah’s Broadway acting debut in the George C. Wolfe-directed play in the 2015-16 season.