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Yesterday (5 October), at the launch event in London for Motown the Musical, Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) were announced to lead the cast in the West End production, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. London previews will begin on 11 February 2016, with press night on 8 March 2016, with the show booking to 22 October 2016.
Further casting announced includes Keisha Amponsa Banson (Mary Wells), Cherelle Williams (Mary Wilson), Cleopatra Rey (Gladys Knight), Cindy Belliot (Anna Gordy), Aisha Jawondo (Martha Reeves), Samuel Edwards (Jackie Wilson), Brandon Lee Sears (Tito Jackson), Joshua Liburd (Eddie Kendricks) and Simeon Montague (Jermaine Jackson). They are joined by Daniel Bailey, Edward Baruwa, Tanya Nicola Edwards, Eddie Elliot, Portia Harry and Simon Ray Harvey. Final full casting will be announced shortly. »
- Paul Heath
While the world awaits the release of Academy Award-winner Brian Helgeland’s gangster film (boasting not one, but Two Tom Hardys), now we can get a taste of what to expect in the background with the official soundtrack details. The album features a slew of essential ‘60s tracks from Booker T & The Mg’s, Herman’s Hermits, The Yardbirds, and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, alongside some original compositions by the incomparable Carter Burwell ("Fargo," "Being John Malkovich," "Carol"). Read More: Tom Hardy Rules London Twice Over In New Trailer, Poster, & Images For Gangster Tale ‘Legend’ “Legend” opens in the UK on September 9th, then takes a turn at Tiff before it’s released by Universal in the U.S. on October 2nd. The soundtrack will be available sooner, starting on September 11th. Get your fix of these ‘60s tunes and imagine being immersed in the Kray brothers uprooted London while you’re at it. »
- Samantha Vacca
Dancing with the Stars returned Monday night with the first team dances of the season and a Spring Break theme. Dancing With The Stars Recap Patti Labelle and Artem Chigvintsev kicked off the performances with a lively Quickstep to “Heatwave” by Martha And The Vandellas. The hotel pool-themed dance once again capitalized on Patti’s stage […]
- Chelsea Regan
They’re singing oldies, but will they be goodies?
American Idol‘s Season 14 semifinalists are gearing up for a second week of performances from Detroit — tonight and Thursday (8/7c on Fox) — and TVLine’s got the exclusive scoop on their Motown-themed song choices.
We’ve got the entire 24-track set list — but while all of last week’s performers prepped tunes and received some mentoring from living legend Aretha Franklin, only 16 of ‘em will take the stage.
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