‘Motown: The Musical’ to Open on Broadway Next April

motown-the-musicalMotown is invading Broadway.

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy announced yesterday that Motown: The Musical, based on the life of Motown founder Gordy, will open on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 14, 2013.  Preview performances will begin March 11, 2013.

As far as casting, Tony Award® nominee Brandon Victor Dixon and Valisia LeKae have been cast in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Brandon Victor Dixon received a Tony Award® nomination for his performance in The Color Purple on Broadway and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for The Scottsboro Boys Off-Broadway.

Valisia LeKae has appeared in the acclaimed Broadway musicals The Book of Mormon, Ragtime, 110 in the Shade and The Threepenny Opera.

The show tells the story behind the hits as Smokey finds his unique voice, Diana skyrockets to stardom and Berry fights against the odds to turn his improbable dream into a triumphant reality. The music that shattered barriers and shaped our lives finally comes to the Broadway stage in the season’s most highly anticipated world-premiere event.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown: The Musical will feature a book by Berry Gordy and music and lyrics from the Motown legendary catalogue. 

For more info, check out the website: www.MotownTheMusical.com. Tickets will go on sale exclusively to Citibank® cardholders on Sunday, September 23. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Monday, October 1.

 

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/tracy-letts-indignation.png
Tracy Letts on Turning Down Acting Work: “It’s not worth doing work that I’m not proud of”
"I'm in a weird and enviable position in that, because of my playwriting, I don't have to do anything as an actor I don't want to do." - Tracy Letts
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/elizabeth-moss-handmais-tale.jpg
Elisabeth Moss on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and Doing Television When Actors Weren’t “Supposed” to Do Television
"I still get excited when I get offered stuff. Like, a part of me thinks, They think I can do it! That’s awesome!" - Elisabeth Moss
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dennis-quaid-dogs-purpose.jpg
Dennis Quaid on Discovering Acting and His Early Career
"I discovered that acting was really a study of human behavior; what made people tick. And that fascinated me, and still fascinates me." - Dennis Quaid
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/jon-favreau.jpg
Jon Favreau: “Acting is the closest thing you’ll get to an apprenticeship for directing”
"I learned to read character—how people tick, and I got firsthand experience of the anxiety and fear that actors deal with." - Jon Favreau on Taking Improv Classes
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/goldie-hawn-snatched.jpg
Goldie Hawn on Finding Success: “I believe you have to start with a craft; you don’t just start with a dream”
"Learn what it is to sweat. Learn what it is to fail. Learn how to take rejection. Don't personalize it." - Goldie Hawn