Brenda Braxton's Salon Named Official Barber of Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
Tony Award nominated Broadway veteran Brenda Braxton's (Smokey Joe's Café, Chicago) gentlemen's grooming company BBRAXTON has been named the official barber for Broadway's smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.
The new relationship honors the classic iconic look of the men of Motown, both on and off stage, and the cool eclectic style of the actors who portray them in their everyday lives when not performing eight times a week to standing ovations at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
The unique collaboration signals BBRAXTON becoming the standard bearer in providing grooming services that address the unique needs of African-American men on Broadway.
The hit Broadway production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features over 350 custom made wigs and hairpieces for men and women created by award winning designer Charles LaPointe, including over 100 custom beards and mustaches.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Broadway cast members Jesse Nager, Rickey Tripp, Julius Thomas III, Jawan Jackson, Eric Lajuan Summers, Ephraim Sykes and director Charles Randolph-Wright recently gathered at BBRAXTON's Harlem based studio location for a photo shoot to launch the association and development of new services created by her company specifically for Broadway productions.
"It's an honor to groom the wonderfully talented gentlemen of the Motown The Musical company," Ms. Braxton said. "But this connection has also brought together two friends of over 30 years!" Director Charles Randolph-Wright and Braxton met early in their performing careers on Broadway in the 1980's. "The photo shoot was fun, but we had to keep breaking because we couldn't stop laughing about the things we remembered from both working with the infamous director/choreographer Michael Bennett."
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy began performances March 11 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and officially opened on April 14.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy's incredible journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.
Featuring all the classics you love, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Now, experience the next electrifying chapter in the Motown story, Broadway's record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!