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Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Cast Gives Performance Preview!

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MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL will begin preview performances March 11 and open on Broadway on April 14, 2013 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street). Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL will feature a book by Berry Gordy and music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue. The cast and creative team just met the press and you can check out full photo coverage from the press preview performance below!

As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (The Color Purple) andValisia LeKae (The Book of Mormon) will star in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross, Bryan Terrell Clark as Marvin Gaye, Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry as Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, Charl Brown (Jersey Boys) will play Smokey Robinson, leading an ensemble cast of 40 featuring Timothy J. Alex, Michael Arnold, Nicholas Christopher,Rebecca E. Covington, Ariana DeBose, Andrea Dora, Preston W. Dugger III, Wilkie Ferguson, Dionne Figgins, Marva Hicks, Tiffany Janene Howard, Sasha Hutchings, Jawan M. Jackson, Lauren Lim Jackson, Morgan James, John Jellison, Crystal Joy, Jamie LaVerdiere, Grasan Kingsberry, Marielys Molina, Sydney Morton, Maurice Murphy, Jarran Muse, Jesse Nager, Milton Craig Nealy, N'Kenge, Dominic Nolfi, Saycon Sengbloh, Ryan Shaw, Jamal Story, Eric Lajuan Summers, Ephraim Sykes, Julius Thomas III, Daniel J. Watts and Donald Webber, Jr.

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.

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Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Cast Gives Performance Preview!

Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Cast Gives Performance Preview!
'MOTOWN The Musical'

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Producer Kevin McCollum

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Producer Kevin McCollum

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Director Charles Randolph-Wright

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Director Charles Randolph-Wright

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Producer Kevin McCollum

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Producer Kevin McCollum

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Director Charles Randolph-Wright

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Director Charles Randolph-Wright

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'MOTOWN The Musical'

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'MOTOWN The Musical'

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Valisia LeKae

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Brandon Victor Dixon

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Valisia LeKae

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Valisia LeKae

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Valisia LeKae

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Brandon Victor Dixon

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Brandon Victor Dixon

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Brandon Victor Dixon

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Valisia LeKae

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Brandon Victor Dixon

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Brandon Victor Dixon

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Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

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Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

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attending the 'MOTOWN The Musical' Sneak Peek Press Performance at the New 42nd Street Studios in New York City on 2/7/2013

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Valisia LeKae

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Valisia LeKae

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Valisia LeKae & Brandon Victor Dixon

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Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

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Valisia LeKae & Brandon Victor Dixon

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Valisia LeKae & Brandon Victor Dixon

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Valisia LeKa

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Valisia LeKae

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Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

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Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

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Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Cast Gives Performance Preview!
Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Cast Gives Performance Preview!
Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Cast Gives Performance Preview!
Valisia LeKae & Brandon Victor Dixon

Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Cast Gives Performance Preview!
Valisia LeKae & Brandon Victor Dixon

Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Cast Gives Performance Preview!
Valisia LeKae & Brandon Victor Dixon

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Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

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Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

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Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

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Brandon Victor Dixon & Valisia LeKae

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Jibreel Mawry and company

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Jibreel Mawry and company

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Jibreel Mawry

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Jibreel Mawry and company

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Jibreel Mawry and company

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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.


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