MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 14, 2013
Closing Date
Jan 18, 2015
1st Preview
Mar 11, 2013
1st Preview
Mar 11, 2013
Previews
37
Performances
738
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
(Apr 14, 2013 - Jan 18, 2015)

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Book by Berry Gordy; Music by The Legendary Motown Catalog; Lyrics by The Legendary Motown Catalog; Music by arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Based upon the book "To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown" by Berry Gordy; Musical Director: Joseph Joubert; Music orchestrated by Bryan Crook and Ethan Popp; Music arranged by Ethan Popp; Dance Music Arrangements by Zane Mark; Additional Arrangements by Bryan Crook; Script Consultant: David Goldsmith and Dick Scanlan; Additional lyrics by Barney Ales, Nickolas Ashford, Robert Bateman, Renaldo Benson, Mary C. Brockert, Tyran Carlo, James Cavanaugh, Alfred W. Cleveland, Henry Cosby, Hal Davis, Frank De Vol, Autry Dewalt, Georgia Dobbins, Lamont Herbert Dozier, Ervin M. Drake, Dan Fisher, Gwendolyn Gordy Fuqua, Lee Garrett, William Garrett, Marvin Gaye, George Gordy, Berry Gordy Jr., Freddie Gorman, Cornelius Grant, Nancy Hamilton, Lula Mae Hardaway, Irene Higginbotham, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr., Ivy Joe Hunter, Willie Hutch, Rick James, William King, Ronald Lapread, Michael Lovesmith, Thomas McClary, Allen Henry McGrier, Alonzo Miller, Ronald Miller, Alphonso J. Mizell, Russ Morgan, Orlando Murden, Walter Orange, Clarence O. Paul, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, William Robinson, Joan Pamela Sawyer, Valerie Simpson, William Stevenson, Larry Stock, Barrett Strong, Marvin Tarplin, R. Dean Taylor, Mary Wells, Bob West, Ronald White, Norman J. Whitfield, Milan Williams, Frank Wilson, Stevie Wonder and Syreeta Wright; Additional music by Barney Ales, Nickolas Ashford, Robert Bateman, Renaldo Benson, Mary C. Brockert, Tyran Carlo, James Cavanaugh, Alfred W. Cleveland, Henry Cosby, Hal Davis, Frank De Vol, Autry Dewalt, Georgia Dobbins, Lamont Herbert Dozier, Ervin M. Drake, Dan Fisher, Gwendolyn Gordy Fuqua, Lee Garrett, William Garrett, Marvin Gaye, George Gordy, Berry Gordy Jr., Freddie Gorman, Cornelius Grant, Lula Mae Hardaway, Irene Higginbotham, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr., Ivy Joe Hunter, Willie Hutch, Rick James, William King, Ronald Lapread, Morgan Lewis, Michael Lovesmith, Thomas McClary, Allen Henry McGrier, Alonzo Miller, Ronald Miller, Alphonso J. Mizell, Russ Morgan, Orlando Murden, Walter Orange, Clarence O. Paul, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, William Robinson, Joan Pamela Sawyer, Valerie Simpson, William Stevenson, Larry Stock, Barrett Strong, Marvin Tarplin, R. Dean Taylor, Mary Wells, Bob West, Ronald White, Norman J. Whitfield, Milan Williams, Frank Wilson, Stevie Wonder and Syreeta Wright
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright; Choreographed by Warren Adams and Patricia Wilcox; Associate Director: Schele Williams; Assistant Choreographer: Brian H. Brooks
Scenic Design by David Korins; Costume Design by ESosa; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Peter Hylenski; Projection Design by Daniel Brodie; Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Make-Up Design by J. Jared Janas; Associate Scenic Design: Rod Lemmond; Associate Costume Design: Cathy Parrott; Associate Lighting Design: Aaron Spivey; Associate Sound Design: Keith Caggiano; Associate Make-Up Design: Elias Aguirre; Assistant Scenic Design: Miriam Grill and Sarah Muxlow; Assistant Costume Design: Aileen Abercrombie, Sarah Sophia Lidz and Robert J. Martin; Assistant Lighting Design: Ken Elliott; Assistant Projection Design: Hannelore Williams; Moving Light Programmer: Sean Beach
Executive Producer: Nina Lannan; General Manager: Bespoke Theatricals; Associate Gen. Mgr: David Roth; Company Manager: Nathan Gehan; Associate Co. Mgr: Michelle H. Tamagawa
Production Manager: David Benken; Production Stage Manager: Julia P. Jones; Stage Manager: Matthew Lacey; Assistant Stage Mgr: Amber Dickerson and Cody Renard Richard
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Musical Supervisor: Ethan Popp; Conducted by Joseph Joubert; Associate Conductor: Jason Michael Webb; Reeds: Alden C. Banta, Jack Bashkow and Todd Groves; Trumpets: John Chudoba and Brian Pareschi; Trombones: Bruce Eidem and Jason Jackson; Violin: Sean Carney; Violin/Viola: Orlando Wells; Cello: Amy Ralske; Keyboard 1: Jason Michael Webb; Keyboard 2: Alvin Hough; Guitars: Bobby Baxmeyer and Kenny Brescia; Bass: Luico Hopper; Drums: Buddy Williams; Percussion: Gary Seligson and Roger Squitero; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Keyboard Programmer: Randy Cohen
Casting: Bethany Knox, CSA and Telsey + Company; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown and Joe Perrotta; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Online/Digital Interactive: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing Outreach: Marcia Pendelton; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Creative Consultant: Christie Burton; Dance Captain: James Story
Smokey Robinson
Marvin Gaye
Berry Gordy
Mar 11, 2013 - Jun 15, 2014
Diana Ross
Mar 11, 2013 - Aug 11, 2013
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Young Berry
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Young Stevie
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Young Michael
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Young Berry
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Young Michael
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Young Stevie
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Understudies: Nicholas Christopher (Smokey Robinson), Ariana DeBose (Diana Ross), Dionne Figgins (Diana Ross), Maurice Murphy (Marvin Gaye), Jarran Muse (Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye), Julius Thomas III (Berry Gordy) and Donald Webber, Jr. (Berry Gordy)

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Apr 14, 2013 - Jan 18, 2015)

Assistant Scenic Design: Amanda Stephens
Assistant Co. Mgr: Johnny Lloyd; Company Manager: Michelle H. Tamagawa; Associate Gen. Mgr: Nathan Gehan
Stage Manager: Cody Renard Richard (Oct 13, 2014 - Oct 13, 2014), Cody Renard Richard (Dec 04, 2014 - Dec 04, 2014) and Cody Renard Richard (Dec 25, 2014 - Dec 26, 2014); Production Manager: Rose Palombo (circa. Sep 2013 - ?); Assistant Stage Mgr: Mary MacLeod and Cody Renard Richard (Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015)
Dance Captain: Dionne Figgins and Afra Hines; Assistant Dance Captain: Darius Crenshaw (Jun 03, 2014 - ?) and Jaquez André Sims; Vocal Supervisor to Child Actors: Liz Caplan Vocal Studios LLC

Cast

Diana Ross
Jan 23, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015
Berry Gordy
Jun 17, 2014 - Jan 18, 2015
Ensemble
Diana Ross
Aug 13, 2013 - Sep 22, 2013
 
Diana Ross
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Young Berry
Alternate
 
Young Michael
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Young Stevie
Alternate
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Young Berry
Alternate
 
Young Michael
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Young Stevie
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Diana Ross
Young Berry
Alternate
 
Young Michael
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Young Stevie
Alternate
Ensemble
Ensemble
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Young Berry
Alternate
 
Young Michael
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Young Stevie
Alternate
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Florence Ballard
Nov 05, 2013 - Mar 09, 2014
Ensemble
Apr 22, 2014 - ?
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Understudies: Tyler Hardwick (Smokey Robinson), Brittney Johnson (Diana Ross), Mykal Kilgore (Marvin Gaye), Jevon McFerrin (Smokey Robinson), Jesse Nager (Smokey Robinson), Allison Semmes (Diana Ross), Ryan Shaw (Marvin Gaye), Sabrina Sloan (Diana Ross), Nik Walker (Marvin Gaye) and Dashaun Young (Berry Gordy)
A Breathtaking Guy
(music by Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Smokey Robinson)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
(music by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson; lyrics by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson)
Ain't Too Proud to Beg
(music by Edward Holland, Jr. and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Edward Holland, Jr. and Norman J. Whitfield)
All Night Long
(music by Lionel Richie; lyrics by Lionel Richie)
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
Buttered Popcorn
(music by Barney Ales and Berry Gordy Jr.; lyrics by Barney Ales and Berry Gordy Jr.)
Bye Bye Baby
(music by Mary Wells; lyrics by Mary Wells)
Two Lovers
(music by Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Smokey Robinson)
Can I Close the Door
(music by Berry Gordy Jr. and Michael Lovesmith; lyrics by Berry Gordy Jr. and Michael Lovesmith)
Cruisin
(music by William Robinson and Marvin Tarplin; lyrics by William Robinson and Marvin Tarplin)
Dancing in the Street
(music by Marvin Gaye, Ivy Joe Hunter and William Stevenson; lyrics by Marvin Gaye, Ivy Joe Hunter and William Stevenson)
Do You Love Me
(music by Berry Gordy Jr.; lyrics by Berry Gordy Jr.)
Fingertips, Part 2
(music by Henry Cosby and Clarence O. Paul; lyrics by Henry Cosby and Clarence O. Paul)
For Once in My Life
(music by Ronald Miller and Orlando Murden; lyrics by Ronald Miller and Orlando Murden)
Get Ready
(music by Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Smokey Robinson)
Give It to Me, Baby
(music by Rick James; lyrics by Rick James)
Good Morning, Heartache
(music by Ervin M. Drake, Dan Fisher and Irene Higginbotham; lyrics by Ervin M. Drake, Dan Fisher and Irene Higginbotham)
I Can't Get Next to You
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
It's What's in the Grooves That Counts
(music by Berry Gordy Jr. and Michael Lovesmith; lyrics by Berry Gordy Jr. and Michael Lovesmith)
Hail to the Beat
(music by Berry Gordy Jr. and Michael Lovesmith; lyrics by Berry Gordy Jr. and Michael Lovesmith)
Happy Birthday
(music by Stevie Wonder; lyrics by Stevie Wonder)
Hey Joe (Black Like Me)
(music by Berry Gordy Jr. and Michael Lovesmith; lyrics by Berry Gordy Jr. and Michael Lovesmith)
How High the Moon
(music by Morgan Lewis; lyrics by Nancy Hamilton)
Love Is Here and Now You're Gone
(music by Lamont Herbert Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.; lyrics by Lamont Herbert Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.)
Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)
(music by Marvin Gaye; lyrics by Marvin Gaye)
My Girl
(music by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White; lyrics by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White)
My Guy
(music by Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Smokey Robinson)
My Mama Done Told Me
(music by Tyran Carlo, Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Tyran Carlo, Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson)
Reach Out and Touch
(music by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson; lyrics by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson)
Reet Petite
(music by Tyran Carlo and Berry Gordy Jr.; lyrics by Tyran Carlo and Berry Gordy Jr.)
Remember Me
(music by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson; lyrics by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson)
Shop Around
(music by Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson)
Shotgun
(music by Autry Dewalt; lyrics by Autry Dewalt)
Stubborn Kind of Fellow
(music by Marvin Gaye, George Gordy and William Stevenson; lyrics by Marvin Gaye, George Gordy and William Stevenson)
Super Freak
(music by Rick James and Alonzo Miller; lyrics by Rick James and Alonzo Miller)
Tears of a Clown
(music by Henry Cosby, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder; lyrics by Henry Cosby, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder)
Who's Loving You
(music by Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Smokey Robinson)
You Are You
(music by Berry Gordy Jr.; lyrics by Berry Gordy Jr.)
You're All I Need to Get By
(music by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson; lyrics by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson)
You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You
(music by James Cavanaugh, Russ Morgan and Larry Stock; lyrics by James Cavanaugh, Russ Morgan and Larry Stock)
You've Really Got a Hold on Me
(music by Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Smokey Robinson)

Tony Award®

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

2013 Nominee
Valisia LeKae
 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

2013 Nominee
Charl Brown
 

Best Orchestrations

2013 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook
 

Best Sound Design of a Musical

2013 Nominee
Sound Design by Peter Hylenski

Theatre World

Award

2013 Recipient
Valisia LeKae
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