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Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL began performances on March 11 and will open on Broadway on April 14, 2013 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street). Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL features a book by Berry Gordy and music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue. The show celebrated "Family Night" last night, and BroadwayWorld brings you pictures from the festivities!

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 so 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. The music that shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat finally comes to Broadway in the season's most anticipated world-premiere event.

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Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
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Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
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Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
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Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Eskedar Gobeze & Berry Gordy with Doug Morris & Monique Morris

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Berry Gordy

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Eskedar Gobeze & Berry Gordy

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Eskedar Gobeze & Berry Gordy with Doug Morris & Monique Morris

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Berry Gordy with Doug Morris

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Berry Gordy

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Berry Gordy

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Abdul "Duke" Fakir

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Hazel Gordy

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Hazel Gordy

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Hazel Gordy

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Jermaine Jackson II.

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Asa Soltan Rahmati & Jermaine Jackson II.

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Marvin Gaye III

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Vandellas: Annette Beard and Rosalind Ashford

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Annette Beard

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Rosalind Ashford

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Vandellas: Annette Beard and Rosalind Ashford

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Vandellas: Annette Beard and Rosalind Ashford

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Edna Anderson-Owens

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Edna Anderson-Owens

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Corey Brunish

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Martha Reeves

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Martha Reeves

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Martha Reeves

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Martha Reeves & Edna Anderson-Owens

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Velvelettes: Bertha Barbee-McNeal, Norma Barbee-Fairhurst

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Velvelettes: Bertha Barbee-McNeal, Norma Barbee-Fairhurst and Caldin Gillstreet

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Bertha Barbee-McNeal

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Norma Barbee-Fairhurst

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Caldin Gill-Street

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Velvelettes: Bertha Barbee-McNeal, Norma Barbee-Fairhurst and Caldin Gill-Street

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Abdul "Duke" Fakir

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Vandellas: Annette Beard, Betty Kelly and Rosalind Ashford

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Corey Brunish

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Dennis Edwards

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Dennis Edwards

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Dennis Edwards

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Dennis Edwards

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Janie Bradford

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Janie Bradford

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Brian Holland

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Claudette Robinson

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Claudette Robinson

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Lee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Lee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Lee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Lee Daniels

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Marvin Gaye III

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Marvin Gaye III with Brenda Boyce & Faye Hill

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Marvin Gaye III

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Marvin Gaye III & Guest

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Charles Randolph-Wright

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Charles Randolph-Wright

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Warren Adams

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Patricia Wilcox

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Patricia Wilcox

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Natasha Katz & David Korins

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Natasha Katz & David Korins

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
David Korins

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Natasha Katz

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
David Korins

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Lynnette Perry & Kevin McCollum

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Theatre Marquee: Stevie Wonder

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Theatre Marquee: Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Theatre Marquee: Bryan Terrell Clark as Marvin Gaye

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Theatre Marquee: Sydney Morton, Ariana DeBose & Valisia LeKae as The Supremes

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Theatre Marquee: Brandon Victor Dixon as Berry Gordy

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Theatre Marquee: Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
Theatre Marquee: The Temptations

Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway
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Photo Coverage: Berry Gordy and More Celebrate Family Night at MOTOWN on Broadway

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.