Heard it through the grapevine that tickets just went on sale for "Motown the Musical."

This is the inside story of Berry Gordy's journey from boxer to music mogul, adapted from his 1984 autobiography "To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown."

Gordy founded the Detroit-based record label Motown in 1959, and went on to launch the careers of everyone from Diana Ross and Michael Jackson to Smokey Robinson.

The nostalgic Broadway hit, which premiered in April 2013, dashes through some 50 classic Motown songs, including "Ain't no Mountain High Enough" "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" "Dancing in the Street" "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Mercy Mercy Me," "Stop! In the Name of Love" and many more.

The production runs Aug. 15-Sept. 28 at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre. Tickets are $45-$210; www.shnsf.com