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Motown The Musical   

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (4/14/2013 - 1/18/2015)
First Preview: Mar 11, 2013 Total Previews: 37
Opening Date: Apr 14, 2013    
Closing Date: Jan 18, 2015 Total Performances: 738

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)
Produced by Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy
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 Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook; Music arranged by Ethan Popp; Dance Music Arrangements by Zane Mark; Additional Arrangements by Bryan Crook; Script Consultant: David Goldsmith and Dick Scanlan
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright; Choreographed by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams; Associate Director: Schele Williams
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
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
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Musical Supervisor: Ethan Popp; Conducted by Joseph Joubert; Associate Conductor: Jason Michael Webb; Reeds: Todd Groves, Jack Bashkow and Alden C. Banta; 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: Kenny Brescia and Bobby Baxmeyer; Bass: Luico Hopper; Drums: Buddy Williams; Percussion: Gary Seligson and Roger Squitero
Creative Consultant: Christie Burton; Casting: Telsey + Company and Bethany Knox, CSA; Dance Captain: James Story; Marketing Outreach: Marcia Pendelton; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Online/Digital Interactive: SPOTCo, Inc.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Cast
Charl Brown
Smokey Robinson
Bryan Terrell Clark
Marvin Gaye
Brandon Victor Dixon
Berry Gordy
(Mar 11, 2013 - Jun 15, 2014)
Valisia LeKae
Diana Ross
(Mar 11, 2013 - Aug 11, 2013)
Timothy J. Alex
Ensemble
Michael Arnold
Ensemble
Nicholas Christopher
Ensemble
Rebecca E. Covington
Ensemble
Ariana DeBose
Ensemble
Andrea Dora
Ensemble
Wilkie Ferguson
Ensemble
Marva Hicks
Ensemble
Tiffany Janene Howard
Ensemble
Sasha Hutchings
Ensemble
Jawan M. Jackson
Ensemble
Lauren Lim Jackson
Ensemble
Morgan James
Ensemble
John Jellison
Ensemble
Grasan Kingsberry
Ensemble
Raymond Luke Jr.
Young Berry
Alternate
Young Stevie
Alternate
Young Michael
Alternate
Jibreel Mawry
Young Berry
Alternate
Young Michael
Alternate
Young Stevie
Alternate
Marielys Molina
Ensemble
Sydney Morton
Ensemble
Maurice Murphy
Ensemble
Jesse Nager
Ensemble
Milton Craig Nealy
Ensemble
N'Kenge
Ensemble
Dominic Nolfi
Ensemble
Saycon Sengbloh
Ensemble
Ryan Shaw
Ensemble
Jamal Story
Ensemble
Eric LaJuan Summers
Ensemble
Ephraim M. Sykes
Ensemble
Julius Thomas III
Ensemble
Daniel J. Watts
Ensemble
Donald Webber, Jr.
Ensemble
Swings: Preston W. Dugger III, Wilkie Ferguson, Dionne Figgins, Crystal Joy, Jamie LaVerdiere and Jarran Muse
Understudies: Nicholas Christopher (Smokey Robinson), Ariana DeBose (Diana Ross), Dionne Figgins (Diana Ross), Maurice Murphy (Marvin Gaye), Jarran Muse (Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson), Julius Thomas III (Berry Gordy) and Donald Webber, Jr. (Berry Gordy)
Tony Award®
2013 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee]
Valisia LeKae
2013 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee]
Charl Brown
2013 Best Orchestrations [nominee]
Bryan Crook
2013 Best Orchestrations [nominee]
Ethan Popp
2013 Best Sound Design of a Musical [nominee]
Sound Design by Peter Hylenski
Theatre World
winner 2013 Award [recipient]
Valisia LeKae

ABC
(music by Berry Gordy Jr., Alphonso J. Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards; lyrics by Berry Gordy Jr., Alphonso J. Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards)
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)
Baby I Need Your Loving
(music by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.; lyrics by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.)
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)
Brick House
(music by William King, Ronald Lapread, Thomas McClary, Walter Orange, Lionel Richie and Milan Williams; lyrics by William King, Ronald Lapread, Thomas McClary, Walter Orange, Lionel Richie and Milan Williams)
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)
Come See About Me
(music by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.; lyrics by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.)
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)
Got a Job
(music by Tyran Carlo, Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson; lyrics by Tyran Carlo, Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson)
I Can't Get Next to You
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
I Got a Feeling
(music by Herbert Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland, Jr.; lyrics by Herbert Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland, Jr.)
I Hear a Symphony
(music by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.; lyrics by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
(I Know) I'm Losing You
(music by Cornelius Grant , Edward Holland, Jr. and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Cornelius Grant , Edward Holland, Jr. and Norman J. Whitfield)
I'll Be There
(music by Hal Davis, Berry Gordy Jr., Willie Hutch and Bob West; lyrics by Hal Davis, Berry Gordy Jr., Willie Hutch and Bob West)
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)
I Want You Back
(music by Berry Gordy Jr., Alphonso J. Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards; lyrics by Berry Gordy Jr., Alphonso J. Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards)
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)
Lonely Teardrops
(music by Tyran Carlo, Gwendolyn Gordy Fuqua and Berry Gordy Jr.; lyrics by Tyran Carlo, Gwendolyn Gordy Fuqua and Berry Gordy Jr.)
Love Child
(music by Deke Richards, Joan Pamela Sawyer, R. Dean Taylor and Frank Wilson; lyrics by Deke Richards, Joan Pamela Sawyer, R. Dean Taylor and Frank Wilson)
Love Is Here and Now You're Gone
(music by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.; lyrics by Herbert Lamont 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)
Please, Mr. Postman
(music by Robert Bateman, Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman and Brian Holland; lyrics by Robert Bateman, Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman and Brian Holland)
Reach Out (I'll Be There)
(music by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.; lyrics by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.)
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)
Sign, Sealed, Delivered
(music by Lee Garrett, Lula Mae Hardaway, Stevie Wonder and Syreeta Wright; lyrics by Lee Garrett, Lula Mae Hardaway, Stevie Wonder and Syreeta Wright)
Square Biz
(music by Mary C. Brockert and Allen Henry McGrier; lyrics by Mary C. Brockert and Allen Henry McGrier)
Stop in the Name of Love
(music by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.; lyrics by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.)
Stubborn Kind of Fellow
(music by Marvin Gaye, George Gordy and William Stevenson; lyrics by Marvin Gaye, George Gordy and William Stevenson)
Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch
(music by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.; lyrics by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Edward Holland, Jr.)
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)
The Happening
(music by Frank De Vol, Herbert Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr. and Brian Holland; lyrics by Frank De Vol, Herbert Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr. and Brian Holland)
The Love You Save
(music by Berry Gordy Jr., Alphonso J. Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards; lyrics by Berry Gordy Jr., Alphonso J. Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards)
To Be Loved
(music by Tyran Carlo, Gwendolyn Gordy Fuqua and Berry Gordy Jr.; lyrics by Tyran Carlo, Gwendolyn Gordy Fuqua and Berry Gordy Jr.)
War
(music by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield; lyrics by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield)
What's Going On
(music by Renaldo Benson, Alfred W. Cleveland and Marvin Gaye; lyrics by Renaldo Benson, Alfred W. Cleveland and Marvin Gaye)
Where Did Our Love Go
(music by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr. and Brian Holland; lyrics by Herbert Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr. and Brian Holland)
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)