MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Tony Award® nominees, Valisia LeKae and Charl Brown, now starring in the new hit musical based on the life of Motown founder Berry Gordy, will be featured on NY1 News “On Stage” this weekend beginning Saturday morning, June 1 at 9:30am as they sit down with host Frank DiLella to discuss originating the roles of Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson.
The segment will repeat Saturday evening at 7:30pm; Sunday, June 2 at 9:30am & 7:30pm; and early Tuesday morning, June 4 at 12:30am.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, featuring music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy began preview performances on March 11 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and officially opened on April 14.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the real story of the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed our culture 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, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more.
Featuring all the classics you love, 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. The music that shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat finally comes to Broadway in the season’s most anticipated world-premiere event.