2014 in Review
As part of our end-of-the-year blog series, Live Year in Review, Vivid Seats staffers will be looking back on some of the best live events attended in 2014. In this installment, Alyssa reviews Motown the Musical from its first tour stop in Chicago this past April.
I’ve been a huge fan of Motown music my whole life. Diana Ross, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye—you name the song, … more
Motown the Musical Tour
Written by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr., Motown the Musical began its Broadway run in early 2013, and over a year and four Tony nods later, this show still stands as one of the liveliest, most engaging productions on stage today. Featuring more than 60 songs from the extensive and influential Motown catalog, the show is overflowing with pop hits that formed the soundtrack for many gene… more
Few rise-to-fame stories have captured the imagination as much as that of the Four Seasons. The young, Italian New Jersey natives struggled with love, ambition, and even mobsters as they rose to become one of the most iconic groups of the 1960s. This captivating narrative has been brought to life on Broadway in the long-running jukebox musical “Jersey Boys” and the production… more
On July 31, 2003, an entirely unique production opened on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre—a musical that would boldly combine the puppetry of “Sesame Street” with the adult drama of “Friends.” Ten years later, the raucously comedic “Avenue Q” is still in high demand in New York after over 4,100 performances since its debut.
Now occupying a… more
One of the most buzz-worthy musicals of the last decade, “The Book of Mormon” has enjoyed a monumentally successful run at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre since it opened at the venue on Dec. 19, 2012. Originally scheduled to close June 2, the production was extended due to popular demand but leaves on Oct. 6, giving fans ample time to take in one last show.