Tag Archives: motown: the musical

  • Allison Semmes IS Diana Ross in ‘Motown the Musical’ (Touring Version)

    Jun 7, 15 by Don Saint-James Leave a comment


    *It’s not difficult to find songstress/actress Allison Semmes these days.  Just follow the hot national touring trail of Broadway’s “Motown The Musical” and catch Semmes’ riveting portrayal of iconic singer Diana Ross. The stage production, which stars Semmes, musically and artistically chronicles the epic rise of Motown Records from its humble 1959 beginnings in Detroit, […]

  • EURweb’s Visit with Motown Founder Berry Gordy (WATCH)

    May 15, 15 by LaRita 'Jazzy Rita' Shelby Leave a comment


    *What would it be like to sit down with Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr., Smokey Robinson and “Motown The Musical” director Charles Randolph Wright?  Well the day finally came, and as a select pool of the media entered the palatial setting of Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre, there was an air of ecstasy in the building.  Press […]

  • Throwback Thursday: Remember These Great Diana Ross Interviews? (Watch)

    May 7, 15 by Brainuser1 Leave a comment


    *In honor of “Throwback Thursday” and the recent arrival of Motown The Musical in the City of Angels (I know, whoever came up with that term obviously didn’t spend much time in L.A. … but I digress!) It is my extreme honor to go back to the archives and pull up interviews of one of […]

  • ‘Motown The Musical’ Earns Millions from National Tour

    May 6, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *The Motown sound still captivates music lovers as the play based on the famous label’s rise to prominence is killing it around the country. AlwaysAList.com reports that “Motown The Musical” is in the midst of a successful tour. The hit theatrical production has recouped its $8.5 million dollar capitalization cost in less than ten months […]

  • Rhonda Ross: How Did She Actually Learn Berry Gordy Was Her Dad? (Watch)

    May 4, 15 by Brainuser1 4 Comments


    *With all the attention surrounding “Motown The Musical,” which arrived in Los Angeles and had its opening night at The Pantages Theatre last Thursday, its probably no surprise the media is digging deep into the personal lives of its stars: Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. This is especially true since the production goes into detail […]

  • Review: ‘Motown The Musical’ Blows the Audience Away!

    May 2, 15 by DeBorah B. Pryor Leave a comment


    *For those who lived the emergence of Motown, this show has all the ingredients for an emotional return. For those who learned about Motown through their parents, or are just now beginning to experience it, you’re in for quite a history lesson. Fresh off its successful Broadway run, “Motown The Musical” is the highly anticipated […]