MOTOWN's Brandon Victor Dixon Hosts Slacker Radio's 55 Greatest Motown Songs of All Time
From Stevie Wonder to The Supremes, the music of Motown defined an era. To celebrate the music and legacy of Hitsville USA, Slacker Radio has teamed up with the cast of Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to create a handcrafted retrospective highlighting the 55 greatest Motown songs of all time. Hosted by Tony Award-nominated Brandon Victor Dixon (Berry Gordy), and featuring Tony Award-nominated Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson), and Director Charles Randolph-Wright, The 55 Greatest Motown Songs of All Time is available now for free on Slacker Radio for iOS, Android and the web at: http://www.slacker.com/station/55-best-motown-songs
"The 55 Greatest Motown Songs of All Time is another example of the compelling, handcrafted experiences at the heart of Slacker Radio. This kind of storytelling just isn't possible with an algorithm alone," said Jack Isquith, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development and Content Programming. "By teaming up with the cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, we're proud to be able to deliver a fresh spin on this incredible music that you won't hear anywhere else."
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, the record-breaking Broadway smash hit 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.
"MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a celebration of one of the most inspiring stories in music history," said Brandon Victor Dixon. "Collaborating with Slacker Radio on the 55 Greatest Motown Songs of All Time lets us go behind the music and tell the stories behind Motown to a whole new generation of fans."
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is produced by Tony Award winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy. For show schedules, tickets and more information, visit: www.MotownTheMusical.com, or @MotownMusical on Twitter.
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