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MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL Announces Nationwide Open Call Audition Tour

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL

LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE OPEN CALL AUDITIONS
AUDITION TOUR WILL VISIT LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO,
ATLANTA, NEW YORK CITY
AND MOTOWN’S HOMETOWN DETROIT

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BROADWAY PERORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 11, 2013
THE LUNT-FONTANNE THEATRE

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are proud to announce a nationwide open call audition tour for African American singers for the Broadway world premiere of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL, based on the life of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy.

Open call auditions will be held in the following major cities to cast actors for the upcoming world premiere Broadway production.

For more information on the open call auditions visit: http://www.motownthemusical.com/casting.html

For details about what to bring, what to prepare and more, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DETROIT

DATE: Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

TIME: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Sign-In Begins at 9:00am (unofficial sign-in will not be honored)

LOCATION: Winans Academy of Performing Arts (Dominican Campus), 9740 McKinney

Street, Detroit, MI 48224

(Between Whittier Street & Courville Street)

NEW YORK CITY

DATE: Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

TIME: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Sign-In Begins at 9:00am (unofficial sign-in will not be honored)

LOCATION: Telsey + Company, 315 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10036

(Between 8th Avenue & 9th Avenue)

LOS ANGELES

DATE: Saturday, November 10th, 2012

TIME: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Sign-In Begins at 9:00am (unofficial sign-in will not be honored)

LOCATION: Hollywood United Methodist Church, 6817 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, CA

90028

(At Franklin Avenue & North Highland Avenue)

CHICAGO

DATE: Sunday, November 18th, 2012

TIME: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Sign-In Begins at 9:00am (unofficial sign-in will not be honored)

LOCATION: Lou Conte Dance Studio (AKA Hubbard Street Dance), 1147 West Jackson

Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60607

(On South East corner of West Jackson Blvd. & South Racine Ave.)

ATLANTA

DATE: Saturday, December 1st, 2012

TIME: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Sign-In Begins at 9:00am (unofficial sign-in will not be honored)

LOCATION: Alliance Theatre - Memorial Arts Bldg at Woodruff Arts Center, 1280

Peachtree Street NE, 3rd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30331

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL will open on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street) on April 14, 2013 following preview performances beginning March 11, 2013.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL will feature a book by Berry Gordy and music and lyrics from the Motown legendary catalogue. MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed America 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 and The Supremes, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Marvin Gaye and  many more. 

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL tells the gripping story behind the hits as Smokey finds his unique voice, Diana skyrockets to stardom and Berry fights against the odds to turn his improbable dream into a triumphant reality. The music that shattered barriers and shaped our lives finally comes to the Broadway stage in the season's most highly anticipated world-premiere event.

Tony Award® nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (The Color Purple) and Valisia LeKae (The Book of Mormon) will play the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. Additional casting will be announced.

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL’s creative team will feature scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee ESosa (The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Topdog/Underdog), 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) and choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Blues in the Night) and Warren Adams (Toy Story). The 18 piece orchestra will be supervised by Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages) who will reproduce the classic “Sound of Young America” for the Broadway stage.

Tickets are now on sale and available by calling Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

www.MotownTheMusical.com