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Musical on Motown Records founder to hit Broadway
By MARK KENNEDY | Associated Press
Published June 28, 2012

 This Feb. 11, 2012 file photo shows Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jr. arriving at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis honoring Richard Branson in Beverly Hills, Calif. A musical based on the life of legendary Motown Records founder Berry Gordy is set to open on Broadway next year. Producers said Tuesday, June 26, that “Motown,” with 81-year-old Gordy writing his own book, will open in the spring of 2013 at a Nederlander Theatre to be announced. It will be directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — A musical based on the life of legendary Motown Records founder Berry Gordy is set to open on Broadway next year.

Producers said Tuesday that “Motown,” with 81-year-old Gordy writing his own book, will open in the spring of 2013 at a Nederlander Theatre to be announced. It will be directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.

The songs will include those famous by Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five.

Says producer Doug Morris: “This is an amazing opportunity for everyone to experience the Motown phenomenon through the eyes of the man who lived it.”

Casting and dates will be revealed later.

 

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