Hail to the beat! Motown the Musical will welcome Broadway alum Josh Tower to the cast as the show’s newest Berry Gordy. Tower will begin performances on June 17, taking over for Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon. Beginning June 15 (Dixon's final performance), the tuner will play a new schedule, with two-show Saturdays and Sundays at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Tower has appeared on Broadway in The Lion King and Ragtime. His additional stage credits include Langston in Harlem, Murder Ballad, Miss Saigon, Dreamgirls, Les Miserables, Chess and Camelot.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical is a journey through the history of the world’s most famous record label. With a score that includes over 50 beloved hits from the Motown catalogue, the show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to big-time record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the legendary Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance.
In addition to Dixon, Motown The Musical currently stars Krystal Joy Brown as Diana Ross, Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson and Bryan Terrell Clark as Marvin Gaye.