Running since March 2013 This new musical about Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, starring Tony-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon as Gordy and Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross, is one of Broadway's hottest tickets. Nominated for 4 Tony Awards including Best Actress (Valisia LeKae).
"Motown: The Musical" features a mix of songs made famous by artists Berry Gordy helped establish, including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Marvin Gaye.
The show charts Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to music heavyweight, and tells the story behind the hits - Smokey finding his unique voice, Diana skyrocketing to stardom, and Berry beating the odds to turn his improbable dream into a triumphant reality.
Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Berry Gordy, received a 2006 Tony nomination for the role of Harpo in "The Color Purple." Valisia LeKae, in her first leading role on Broadway, received a Tony nomination for her portrayal of Diana Ross in "Motown: The Musical."
2013 Tony Nominations: 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, Best Orchestrations.