Get ready to go dancin’ in the street! Tickets are now on sale for the bio tuner Motown: The Musical, a new Broadway show about the life of iconic Motown founder Berry Gordy. Featuring the classic songs of Motor City and a book by Gordy himself, the show begins previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March 11, with opening night set for April 14.
Motown stars Brandon Victor Dixon as Gordy, Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross, Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson and an ensemble including Timothy J. Alex, Nicholas Christopher, Bryan Terrell Clark, Rebecca E. Covington, Ariana Debose, Andrea Dora, Preston W. Dugger III, Wilkie Ferguson, Dionne Figgins, Marva Hicks, Sasha Hutchings, Lauren Lim Jackson, Morgan James, John Jellison, Crystal Joy, Grasan Kingsberry, Marielys Molina, Sydney Morton, Jarran Muse, Jesse Nager, Milton Craig Nealy, N’Kenge, Dominic Nolfi, Saycon Sengbloh, Ryan Shaw, Jamal Story, Eric LaJuan Summers, Ephraim Sykes, Julius Thomas III, Daniel J. Watts and Donald Webber, Jr..
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown: The Musical recounts Motown founder Berry Gordy's meteoric rise to becoming the music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and more. The show’s score is pulled directly from the Motown songbook and will feature songs recognizable to fans of the record label's sound.
The production includes choreography by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams, scenic design by David Korins, costumes by ESosa, lighting by Natasha Katz, sound by Peter Hylenski, projections by Daniel Brodie, arrangements/orchestrations by Ethan Popp, co-orchestrations by Bryan Crook, dance arrangements by Zane Mark and music direction by Joseph Joubert.