'Motown the Musical' is Headed Back to Broadway

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We guess you could say we "heard it through the grape vine."

Motown the Musical is headed back to Broadway.

Billboard reports that the show, which celebrates the rise and fall of Berry Gordy's record label empire, will make an on-stage resurgence for 18-weeks, starting in July 2016.

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Producer Kevin McCollum said that the new production is "much crisper and shorter and has a real pop to it."

Gordy added that the new show has made some necessary changes that will make the reappearance on Broadway a much better experience for audiences who have vivid memories of Motown music.

"So many people tell me that they relive so much of their life through the songs and the stories. I usually let them know I'm reliving it all the time and it's wonderful and beautiful— the good times and the bad times," he shared. "I'm so glad that the love lasted between us all so strongly."

The show is currently on a road tour in Washington D.C. and will make stops in Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin along with dates in other states and cities throughout early next year.

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