Saturday, April 27, 2013

Motown the Musical

Jukebox musicals very often fail on Broadway.  Jersey Boys is the only one in recent years that has thrived.  The problem is usually that the rock n roll musicals lack a strong story line.  Over the years I have read several biographies of Motown recording artists so I know the story of how the company started, grew, and eventually declined.  The show plays the music roughly in the order of when they charted.

The musical performances were excellent.  The actors greatly resembled the recording artists they portrayed.  The highlight of the show was Diana Ross leading the audience sing Reach Out and Touch.  I highly recommend this show to my oldies enthusiast friends.

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