Motown the Musical is another on-Broadway musical associated with a book by Berry Gordy, inspired on his 1994 autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, the musical show is uniquely inspired by the story about Gordy’s formation and management in the Motown record label, including his private and professional relationships with various artists of the Motown such as Smokey Robinsons, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye.
The musical show was first premiered on April 2013 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater with its music and lyrics extracted from the assortments of the Motown Catalog, under the direction of Charles Randolph-Wright, choreographed by Patricia Wilcox, creatively designed by Peter Hylenski, costumes by ESosa, lighting by Natasha Katz and projection designs by Daniel Brodie.
Recently, the production show features its newest castings, including Krystal Joy Brown, who portrays the role as Diana Ross, Brandon Victor Dixon, Prince George Maynard and Raymond Luke Jr. , portraying the roles as the young Michael Jackson, Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder, Bryan Terell Clark as Marvin Gaye and Charl Brown as Smokey Robinsons.
The show’s production tour started on April 2014. According to the up to date news about the Motown: The Musical, the show is expected to close on January 2015, with plans to return on July 2016, it had been confirmed by the show’s main producer Kevin McCollum.
Reports are out about the show, according to the London’s production, the musical show is believed to be one of the shows, which may play at the Dominion Theater next to the renovation of the theater after the ‘We Will Rock You’ show was closed.
The musical show is fully boxed with 66 songs, including the “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “ABC”, “Baby I Need Your Loving”, “Ball of Confusion”, “A Breathtaking Guy”, “Brick House”, “Buttered Popcorn”, “Bye Bye Baby” and more hits.