The letter ‘M’ has never looked so good. The four-time Tony nominated musical Motown makes its long-awaited return to Broadway this summer. Featuring a book by Berry Gordy, with over 60 classic Motown hits, the revival will play the Nederlander Theatre for an 18-week run starting July 14th.
As previously announced, Broadway vet Chester Gregory will lead a cast of 38 as “Berry Gordy”, founder of the record label.
Other principles include Allison Semmes as “Diana Ross,” Jarran Muse as “Marvin Gaye”, and Jesse Nager as “Smokey Robinson”, all former ensemble members in the original Broadway cast.
J.J. Batteast and Leon Outlaw, Jr., will star as “Young Berry Gordy/Stevie Wonder/Michael Jackson”. As he did with previous productions, Charles Randolph-Wright directs.
Based on Gordy’s autobiography, Motown dramatizes the inception of the record label and Gordy’s relationship with Ross.
Nik Alexander, Erick Buckley, Chante Carmel, Chadaé, Lynorris Evans, Anissa Felix, Talya Groves, Rod Harrelson, Robert Hartwell, Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., Trisha Jeffrey, Jamie LaVerdiere, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Loren Lott, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Krisha Marcano, Marq Moss, Rashad Naylor, Ramone Owens, Olivia Puckett, Nicholas Ryan, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Doug Storm, Martina Sykes, Nik Walker and Galen J. Williams will round out the ensemble cast.
Shortly before closing on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre January 18, 2015, the US national touring company launched in April 14th. Subsequently, a production mounted across the pond at West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre on February 11, 2016.
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I’ll be there!