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Motown the Musical comes to the Liverpool Empire

Motown the Musical is set to come to the Liverpool Empire this September as part of a UK tour celebrating the iconic music label’s 60th anniversary.

The hit musical will open at the Lime Street theatre on September 17.

It includes 50 classic tracks from the extensive Motown catalogue, from Dancing In The Street to I Heard It Through the Grapevine, My Girl and I’ll Be There,

The show also features a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy which tells the story behind all those famous songs that became the soundtrack for a generation.

Gordy founded the Motown label in 1959 and the production tells the story of how with just $800 borrowed from his family he went from a featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.

The production’s creative consultant Michael Lovesmith said: “The UK has kept Motown alive and is one of the reasons why it’s still so successful and loved today.

“The vibe here is fantastic, audiences are screaming and cheering and it’s incredible, it’s like being back in one of the shows from the 70s.”

Motown the Musical is at the Liverpool Empire from September 17-28. Tickets from the website HERE.

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