It’s a documentary! It’s a musical! It’s the story of one of the greatest names in music of all time, playing out right before your eyes! This is what you can expect if you happen to catch Motown: The Musical when it lands on Broadway this spring.
The story is that of Berry Gordy Jr., who in 1959 and at the age of only 30 years old, established Motown Record Corporation, after already having extensive experience in the music business. After starting his own label, he made a name for himself by working with some of the greats including Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder. Motown portrays it all, the successes and failures, and all the great hit songs in between!
Brandon Victor Dixon, who’s most well-known for his work in The Color Purple will be taking on the ambitious role of Mr. Gordy; while Valisia LeKae (The Book of Mormon,) will tackle the role of Diana Ross. Mr. Gordy wrote the book for the project, and he will also take on producing responsibilities. Charles Randolph-Wright will be directing.
The show has been highly anticipated for months now, but a date has finally been set. You can see Motown: The Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, running from March 11 to April 14.
Touching on the story of so many greats, this is sure to be one of the most popular shows on Broadway next season!