Trouble Man, A Tribute to Marvin Gaye
Berklee presents Trouble Man, a play with music and dance that tells the story of American music icon Marvin Gaye. The show features guest songwriting legend Valerie Simpson (Ashford & Simpson), who will sing her anthem "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" as part of the performances.
Trouble Man covers roughly two decades of Gaye's career, from the mid-60s, when he was a member of The Moonglows, to his Motown years with Berry Gordy, Anna Gordy and Tammi Terrell, culminating in the release of What's Going On.
It also covers his later, more tormented years in which he struggled with marriage, family and addiction, yet continued to make great albums and touch people's lives.
The show Includes some of Gaye's greatest hits, such as Hitch Hike, Dancing in the Streets, Sexual Healing and When Did I Stop Loving You, as well as The Moonglows hit If You Go Away (Jacques Brel) and Bob Marley's Them Belly Full (But We Hungry).
Featuring a large and diverse cast of Berklee Students Trouble Man is produced by associate professor Amy Merrill, directed by associate professor Rebecca Perricone, with Grammy- award winning faculty drummer Terri Lyn Washington serving as music director.
Admission: $8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission.
Purchase tickets at berkleebpc.com, by calling 617 747-2261, or visit the BPC Box Office. For further information visit http://www.berklee.edu/events/