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Motown, the groundbreaking record label founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1959, is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Just one example: “Motown: The Musical,” selling out on Broadway six months into its run, a possibly headed to the Fox Theatre once it tours.

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PERFECT HARMONY

Barry Manilow and longtime songwriting partner Bruce Sussman have dreamed of writing Broadway-style musicals together since they first met. More than 40 years later, the Alliance Theatre production of Harmony means that dream is at last coming true.

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This weekend's best bets: July 25

It’s a big weekend in WET-lanta. “Hair” opens at Serenbe Playhouse, “Les Misérables” opens at Aurora Theatre, the Essential Theatre’s New Play Festival is in full swing and that wacky gang at Dad’s Garage says goodbye to its longtime home with a special TheatreSports. Where will you be?

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