Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 28, 2013
Motown: The Musical is staying atop the Broadway charts like the legendary Motor City hit factory it portrays.
Performing since March 2013, the new musical about Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, starring Brandon Victor Dixon as Gordy and Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross, is proving to be very popular.
Theatre-goers give Motown an almost perfect rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. Attendance capacity has remained at the top of the charts since it opened, consistently over 100 percent, based on tracking data compiled by entertainment-link.com.
The play has also received four 2013 Tony Nominations, including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Valisia LeKae), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Charl Brown), Best Sound Design of a Musical and Best Orchestrations.
And, it has received two 2013 Outer Critics Circle Nominations: Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Valisia LeKae) and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Raymond Luke).
Berry Gordy helped develop the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Marvin Gaye. According to press notes, the show charts Gordy's "incredible journey from featherweight boxer to music heavyweight..."
“… and it tells the story behind the hits as Smokey finds his unique voice, Diana skyrockets to stardom, and Berry fights the odds to turn his improbable dream into a triumphant reality."
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Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the cast includes Brandon Victor Dixon as Berry Gordy. Dixon is a 2006 Tony Award nominee for his role as Harpo in The Color Purple. Grammy-winning icon Diana Ross is played by Valisia LeKae. Now with her own Tony nod for Best Actress, she has appeared in "The Book of Mormon" and a handful of other Broadway musicals. This is her first leading role on Broadway.
Pre-teen talents Jibreel Mawry and Raymond Luke Jr. share the roles of a young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy. Charl Brown plays Smokey Robinson and Bryan Terrell Clark is cast as Marvin Gaye.
Costume designer Emilio Sosa, with everything from casual resort wear to formal couture beaded gowns in the mix, says Motown is “one of the largest costumed shows to hit Broadway in a very long time.” There are an estimated 350 outfits, 70 percent of which are his designs, and 135 different wigs.
Then there’s the choreography by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams. And, of course, the soundtrack of classics from the legendary Motown catalogue, including: “Get Ready,” “Shop Around,” “Where Did Our Love Go,” “What’s Going On,” “My Girl,” “Tears of a Clown,” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
Between 1961 and 1971, the dynamic Detroit hit factory had 110 Top 10 hits.
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