The original Broadway cast recording of Motown The Musical, which features a slew of favorites from the Motown music catalogue, will be released on June 4 by Motown/Universal Music Enterprises.
The 14-track album will feature the Broadway cast—led by Brandon Victor Dixon, Valisia LeKae, Charl Brown, Bryan Terrell Clark and Raymond Luke Jr.—singing their thrilling new versions of classics like “Dancing In The Street,” “My Girl,” “You’re All I Need To Get By,” “Where Did Our Love Go” and “I Want You Back.” The album also includes two new songs, “Hey Joe (Black Like Me)” and “Can I Close The Door (On Love),” written for the Broadway show.
Directed by Charles Randolph Wright, Motown The Musical tells the unforgettable story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and his days as the head of one of the most iconic music labels in history. The show chronicles Gordy’s career, from his youth as a wannabe boxer in Detroit to his meteoric rise to stardom as the music mogul responsible for acts like the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, the Jackson Five and more.
The cast includes Timothy J. Alex, Michael Arnold, Nicholas Christopher, Rebecca E. Covington, Ariana DeBose, Andrea Dora, Wilkie Ferguson III, Marva Hicks, Tiffany Janene Howard, Sasha Hutchings, Jawan M. Jackson, Morgan James, John Jellison, Grasan Kingsberry, Marielys Molina, Sydney Morton, Maurice Murphy, 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..
Motown The Musical opened on April 14 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.