Gordy, who also authored a book to Motown, is producing a low-pitched along with Tony leader Kevin McCollum (Rent, In a Heights, Avenue Q) and Sony Music CEO Doug Morris. Motown will strictly open Apr 14, 2013.
Charles Randolph-Wright will approach Motown, that is studded with songs done famous by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five. Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams will co-choreograph.
Tony hopeful Dixon (The Color Purple, The Scottsboro Boys) and LeKae (Ragtime, The Book of Mormon) are a initial expel members announced. The prolongation is seeking a immature performer who will execute immature Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Gordy.
According to producers, “Mowtown tells a retaining story behind a hits as Smokey finds his singular voice, Diana skyrockets to stardom and Berry fights opposite a contingency to spin his extraordinary dream into a jubilant reality. The song that cracked barriers and made a lives finally comes to a Broadway theatre in a season’s many rarely expected world-premiere event.”
Tickets go on sale to a ubiquitous open Oct. 1.
Motown will have scenic pattern by David Korins, dress pattern by ESosa, lighting pattern by Natasha Katz, sound pattern by Peter Hylenski and choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Blues in a Night) and Warren Adams (“Toy Story”). The 18-piece band will be supervised by Ethan Popp who will “reproduce a classical ‘Sound of Young America’ for a Broadway stage,” according to producers.