The nation-wide search begins today with the launch of an audition website where Berry Gordy tells you what he is looking for in the young man who will get to play these iconic characters on the Broadway stage.
Easy as One, Two, Three
To qualify, the right actor/singer/dancer will need a phenomenal high tenor singing voice and be able to move and sound like Michael Jackson in his Jackson 5 days.
Full details are on the MOTOWN The Musical website casting page: www.MotownTheMusical.com/Casting
n Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, was discovered in 1968 by Berry Gordy as part the pop phenomenon The Jackson 5, when he was 10 years old.
n Superstar Stevie Wonder was 11 years old when he first recorded for Motown in 1961.
n Berry Gordy, mischievous youngster from a middle-class family in '30s Detroit, a bit of a hustler and bit of a dreamer
What’s Going On?
Producers Kevin McCollum (Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights, The Drowsy Chaperone), Doug Morris (Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment) and Berry Gordy are proud to announce that MOTOWN The Musical, based on the life of iconic Motown founder Berry Gordy,will open in the Spring of 2013 on Broadway at a Nederlander Theatre to be announced.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN will feature a book by Berry Gordy and music and lyrics from the Motown legendary catalogue, featuring dozens of hit songs made famous by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five and many more.
MOTOWN is a gripping story about the protégés and stars of a uniquely talented musical family who, under Berry Gordy’s guidance, began as “the Sound of Young America” and went on to become some of the greatest superstars of all time.