'Motown the Musical' tour to reach Detroit

Charles Randolph Wright, director of "Motown: The Musical" poses for photos in Studio A at the Motown Museum in Detroit, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. "Motown: The Musical" begins its run of preview performances March 11 ahead of the official opening on April 14 at New York's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

February 6, 2014 8:46:49 AM PST
The musical about the Motown sound is going home.

Producers of "Motown the Musical" said Thursday that the show's national tour will play Detroit's Fisher Theatre for four-weeks between Oct. 21-Nov. 16.

The show about Berry Gordy tells the story of how his Motown Records empire rose and fell and then rose again. It uses dozens of songs, including "War," ''What's Going On?" ''My Girl," ''Dancing in the Streets" and "Ain't Too Proud to Beg."

The show earned four Tony Award nominations.

In addition to the show's home on Broadway, the national tour will kick off in Chicago on April 22. Other stops in the next two years include Minneapolis; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Los Angeles; Houston; Atlanta; and Charlotte, N.C.


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