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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to the Broward Center, 2/24-3/8

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Performances for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL begin Tuesday, February 24 for a limited two week run through Sunday, March 8, 2015. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is part of the 2014-2015 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale Series presented by Broadway Across America and Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action!

Clifton Oliver and Allison Semmes will star in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. Portraying groundbreaking Motown artists, Jesse Nager will play Smokey Robinson and Jarran Muse will play Marvin Gaye. Leon Outlaw, Jr. and Reed L. Shannon will portray Berry Gordy's boyhood counterpart and the roles of young stars Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will also feature Erick Buckley, Patrice Covington, Christian Dante White, Jamarice Daughtry, Tamar Davis, Lynorris Evans, Melanie Evans, Devon Goffman, Jennie Harney, Latrisa Harper, Rod Harrelson, Robert Hartwell, Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., Trisha Jeffrey, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Jarvis Manning, Krisha Marcano, Marq Moss, Rashad Naylor, Chadae? Nichol, Ramone Owens, Nicholas Rowe, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Douglas Storm, Martina Sykes and Galen Williams.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy's 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 more than 40 classic hits such as "My Girl" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," 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 features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (A Night with Janis Joplin) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee ESosa (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, "Project Runway"), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (Once, Sister Act), sound design by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Jekyll and Hyde), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by Telsey + Company.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as music supervisor in reproducing the classic "Sound of Young America," with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award nominee Bryan Crook ("Smash") and dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL are available at the Box Office at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312, visit www.browardcenter.org or call 1-800-745-3000. For more information, visit www.MotownTheMusical.com.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to the Broward Center, 2/24-3/8
Clifton Oliver as Berry Gordy and the Cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to the Broward Center, 2/24-3/8
Clifton Oliver as Berry Gordy, Allison Semmes as Diana Ross

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to the Broward Center, 2/24-3/8
Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye and the Cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to the Broward Center, 2/24-3/8
Patrice Covington as Martha Reeves (center) with the Cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL First National Tour

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to the Broward Center, 2/24-3/8
Reed L Shannon as Michael Jackson (center) with the Jackson 5


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