Take a closer look at one of the most revolutionary relationships in music history during this event on Saturday night! On June 29th, Wortham Theater Center will present Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical, a chronicle of Gaye’s relationship with Anna Gordy. Whether you’re a fan of Marvin Gaye or simply enjoy the Motown era, this hit-filled musical offers something for everyone!
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 has to have her, but there is just one problem: she is Motown founder Berry Gordy’s sister. Marvin finds this intriguing and embarks upon a flirtatious conquest of Anna until she relents. However, Marvin 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 ‘50s and ‘60s, 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.
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. Pride & Joy features 28 songs from the legendary Motown catalogue, including the greatest hits of iconic Grammy Award-winning singer, Marvin Gaye!
Get your tickets now for this showstopping event at Wortham Theater Center on Saturday, June 29th. Tickets begin at $31 and may be purchased online at www.tickets.houstonfirsttheaters.com.
At The Augusta Apartments in Houston, Texas, we find it important to attend events that stray from your typical routine. With that being said, we hope that this event will add something unique to your day. Be sure to check it out on Saturday!
Saturday, June 29, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002