Stop! In the name of Broadway. Motown is coming to the Great White Way!
Motown the Musical will be based on the life of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy and feature hits from Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five.
“Broadway is the pinnacle of live theater and provides a challenging and exciting opportunity to tell my story and share the magic of Motown. I’ve discovered that Motown and Broadway have a lot in common — a family of wonderfully talented, passionate, hard-working young people, fiercely competitive but also full of love and appreciation for the work, for each other and for the people in the audience,” Berry Gordy said in statement released by the production. “I can’t wait to feel that same Motown spirit come alive on stage every night.”
The show will open in spring 2013.