Reed L Shannon as Michael Jackson (center) with the Jackson 5 MoTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour (c) Joan Marcus, 2014


Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play a one-week engagement at San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd.) from June 21–26, 2016.  Individual tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL start at $43 and are available now online at, in-person at the City National Civic Box Office (150 West San Carlos St.), or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). Group orders of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 669-242-8557. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

The performance schedule for the San Jose engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is as follows: Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 25 at 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 26 at 1 & 6 p.m.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.

Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (A Night with Janis Joplin) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee ESosa (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, “Project Runway”), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (Once, Sister Act), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Jekyll and Hyde), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by Telsey + Company.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL’s arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award® nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as music supervisor in reproducing the classic “Sound of Young America,” with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee Bryan Crook (“Smash”) and dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is presented by Broadway San Jose, A Nederlander Presentation.

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