Pride & Joy- The Marvin Gaye Musical!

“Pride & Joy – The Marvin Gaye Musical!” Plays DeVos Performance Hall LIVE on April 7

Tickets Go on Sale on Friday, February 22 at 10:00 AM

 

Grand Rapids — MGIII GLOBAL LICENSING, INC. and NEW DAY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS “PRIDE & JOY - THE MARVIN GAYE MUSICAL!”, coming to SMG-managed DeVos Performance Hall on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM.

 

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 22 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena® box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. See Ticketmaster.com for all current pricing and availability.

 

Sitting at the piano at a Motown Christmas party, life cannot get any better for a young Marvin Gaye until his attention is captured by one of the most beautiful and glamorous women he has ever laid eyes on. This woman’s beauty rivals any Hollywood movie star’s and Marvin must have her, but there is just one problem. She is Berry Gordy’s sister.

 

Marvin finds this intriguing and embarks upon a flirtatious conquest of Anna until she relents. However, Marvin who refers to himself as a “ram and a rebel,” is met with the fierceness of Anna’s strength, independence and power, which makes for an explosive love affair with neither willing to be controlled by the other.

 

Amid the turbulent sociopolitical backdrop of the 50’s and 60’s, life experiences that grow out of familial strife, war and social struggles give birth to artistic genius, such as the building of Motown Records and its many iconic talents. This era also births epic love stories, among which is the tumultuous and passionate journey of one of history’s most intriguing power couples, Marvin Gaye and Anna Gordy. Marvin is a smooth, young and sexy balladeer. And Anna, though ahead of her time, is a brilliant entrepreneur, songwriter and talent developer. This makes the crossing of their paths inevitable.

 

Featuring 28 songs from the legendary Motown catalogue, including the greatest hits of iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, Marvin Gaye, Pride & Joy tells the riveting story of this union and how the two change history, the music industry and Motown Records through ballads inspired by their love, conflict and creativity. The story journeys through romantic and even volatile clashes between Marvin and Anna, which ultimately influence the direction and sound of Motown.

 

About SMG

DeVos Performance Hall is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.

 

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