STAGE TUBE: More from Inside MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's Open Auditions
"Fox 5 News" correspondent Jill Nicolini attended Motown The Musical's nationwide open call casting search along with hundreds of excited hopefuls. Auditionees hoping to portray famous icons like Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson were dancing in the streets as Nicolini herself experienced the thrill of auditioning for casting directors Bernie Telsey and Bethany Knox in the historic Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Watch the segment below!
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 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!
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL plays Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm; Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 3pm; Dark Monday. Tickets prices range from $57.00 - $147.00 and are available by calling Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. For more info, visit www.MotownTheMusical.com.