We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Motown The Musical on Broadway- MOVED

205 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-1409
Review Highlights

This was a pretty entertaining musical but by Broadway standards it failed to live up to many other... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Great night!

Love Motown music- brings back memories of growing up in the 60's & 70's! Lively & full of fun... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2016
Bridgend, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 2,122 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy's incredible 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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
11 Jun 2016
27 May 2016
“Great night!”
205 W 46th St, New York City, NY 10036-1409
Reviews (2,122)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,712 reviews

Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This was a pretty entertaining musical but by Broadway standards it failed to live up to many other musicals. When I see a musical, and give. The prices that you have to pay, I want to be blown away. This musical failed to deliver. The...More

Thank GarfieldGill
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Love Motown music- brings back memories of growing up in the 60's & 70's! Lively & full of fun, with everyone dancing in their seats! Really enjoyable . Especially loved Stevie Wonder!

Thank Litchard
Reviewed 27 February 2016

got tix for this show back in december, so we were really looking forward to seeing it.. we were glad we went.... saw it last night....had 2nd row mezzanine seats, so had a really good view of the stage/performances, and the performers....the music was very...More

Thank sloppyjoepal
Reviewed 28 January 2016

So many other great shows to see on Broadway. Unless you REALLY REALLY love that music, skip this show and see something with a good story.

Thank KatKealy
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Hesitated to go as I had heard some negative comments, but was so glad that I went. Fantastic. If you love Motown music it is a must see. The singers/dancers were amazing. You'd swear young Michael Jackson was on that stage. Can't say enough about...More

1  Thank Palmsandbeach
Reviewed 14 July 2015

My wife and had looked forward to this musical for so long, but it really disappointed us as it spent more time on Gordy's relationship with Diana Ross than the music. There were bits of Motown magic, but not worth the ticket price.

Thank oldrivertrucks
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Love this show.Have to go again.Brings back memories of great music.Fun show,puts you in a Happy mood.Just want to dance.Great for all the Family

1  Thank Diane P
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Excitement from start to finish. When in New York we like to experience a show which may not come down under ...I sincerely hope for my Aussie friends that Motown comes down under.

Thank farpavilions
Reviewed 16 June 2015

Show was highly entertaining!! The cast was excellent and the music was phenomenal. Loved it and would highly recommend for those looking for a show that you can sing along to!!

1  Thank nikki1969
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Well done review of Motown music from the early years to the 80's. The actual videos of events that occurred during those years added to the understanding of the play. The silence and then the cast performing "War" with videos of demonstrations was very moving...More

1  Thank kaykuhns
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
Nearby HotelsSee all 471 hotels in New York City
W New York - Times Square
4,405 reviews
.04 km away
Hotel Edison Times Square
10,095 reviews
.06 km away
New York Marriott Marquis
11,490 reviews
.08 km away
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel New York City - Times Square
8,349 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Restaurants
7,997 reviews
.10 km away
Patzeria Perfect Pizza
1,006 reviews
.09 km away
Bond 45 Italian Kitchen & Bar
919 reviews
.04 km away
Blue Fin
1,767 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Times Square
41,300 reviews
.07 km away
Richard Rodgers Theatre
186 reviews
.07 km away
Marquis Theatre
129 reviews
.06 km away
Barrymore Theatre
120 reviews
.11 km away