The Motown era is one that shaped a culture with its legendary icons and prolific and timeless music. It has been the inspiration for countless films, including “Dreamgirls” and “The Jacksons,” and now, it’s making its way to Broadway.
Motown: The Musical will debut on Broadway in early 2013 with previews starting March 11th and an official opening on April 14th. The show will chronicle the life of Motown founder, Berry Gordy, played by The Color Purple’s Brandon Victor Dixon. Formerly a featherweight boxer, Gordy went on to guide the groundbreaking careers of legends like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross. Click here for a sneak peek.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the musical will feature songs from Motown’s extensive catalogue.