Motown: The Musical on Broadway
Motown: The Musical on Broadway

Following this morning's announcement that We Will Rock You will close at the Dominion Theatre on 31 May following a 12-year run, speculation has inevitably begun regarding its replacement at the venue - one of the West End's largest.

One man who seems to know the answer is the Daily Mail's showbiz correspondent Baz Bamigboye, who has tweeted that Motown: The Musical, currently a hit on Broadway, will be opening at the Dominion "late this year or early in 2015".

It is thought the venue will undergo a refurbishment immediately following the closure of WWRY, and it remains to be seen whether there will be a 'filler' show later in the year.

Motown: The Musical is based on the true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and his rise to fame as one of America's most influential music moguls.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright (Dreamgirls), the show follows Gordy through the 1960s as he launches the careers of music legends like Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.

The score is a compiled from the Motown catalogue, including "Do You Love Me," "My Girl," and "You're All I Need To Get By."

Other shows being tipped for the Dominion include Back to the Future, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark, King Kong and The Little Mermaid.