'Motown: The Musical' announces premiere date, stars -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

We’ll be there!

In addition to a stellar fall schedule, Broadway will be dancing in the street this spring. As EW previously reported, Motown: The Musical is coming to the Great White Way. Now, it has been announced that Motown: The Musical will open at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 14, 2013, with previews beginning March 11, 2013, according to a press release. Tickets go on sale to the general public October 1.

The show will star Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (The Color Purple) and Valisia LeKae (The Book of Mormon) as Berry Gordy and Diana Ross, respectively.

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.

Check out an exclusive preview video — where Berry Gordy talks about his own memories of Motown — below:

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