Motown the Musical on Broadway
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If you thought Broadway only offered opportunities for little girls, think again!
Motown music legend Berry Gordy is opening up casting for African-American pre-teens aged 8 to 11 to play the multiple roles of young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and himself, Berry Gordy. Producers are looking for the best of the best to star in Gordy's Motown the Musical which is set to open on Broadway in 2013.
According to producers, "The right actor/singer/dancer will need a phenomenal high tenor singing voice and be able to move and sound like Michael Jackson in his Jackson Five days." Back in the day, Gordy discovered Michael Jackson and helped create the "Sound of Young America."
Gordy will write the book for Motown the Musical to complement the Motown songbook featured in the show. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the show includes the dynamic soundtrack of the 1960's and '70's with hit songs by Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, and The Temptations.
Producers include Kevin McCollum of Rent, Avenue Q, In the Heights, and The Drowsy Chaperone, as well as Doug Morris, the Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment, and Berry Gordy. The show will open at a Nederlander Theatre in the Springs of 2013.
For more information on auditioning for Motown the Musical, visit the show's casting website.
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