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“Motown the Musical” plays the Buell Theatre
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are proud to announce the complete cast for the First National Tour of “Motown the Musical” which plays The Buell Theatre March 31-April 19 only. Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org or by calling 303.893.4100.

Performance Times - March 31-April 19
Tuesday-Sunday, 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday, 2pm
*Thursday, April 16,  2pm
* No 7:30pm performance on April 19

Talkback: Wednesday, April 1 after the 7:30pm show
Ticketed patrons attending the April 1 performance may stay after the show for a Q&A with members of the company.

Clifton Oliver and Allison Semmes will star in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross.  Portraying groundbreaking Motown artists, Jesse Nager will play Smokey Robinson and Jarran Muse will play Marvin Gaye.  Leon Outlaw, Jr. and Reed L. Shannon will portray Berry Gordy’s boyhood counterpart and the roles of young stars Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.

“Motown the Musical” will also feature Erick Buckley, Patrice Covington, Jamarice Daughtry, Tamar Davis, Lynorris Evans, Melanie Evans, Devon Goffman, Jennie Harney, Rod Harrelson, Robert Hartwell, Dana Marie Ingraham, Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., Trisha Jeffrey, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Krisha Marcano, Moeisha McGill, Marq Moss, Rashad Naylor, Chadaè Nichol, Ramone Owens, Nicholas Ryan, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Doug Storm, Martina Sykes and Galen Williams.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, “Motown the Musical” is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s 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 so many more.

Featuring more than 50 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “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. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.

“Motown the Musical” features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (A Night with Janis Joplin) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee ESosa (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, “Project Runway”), 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), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Jekyll and Hyde), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by Telsey + Company.

“Motown the Musical”’s arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award® nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as music supervisor in reproducing the classic “Sound of Young America,” with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee Bryan Crook (“Smash”) and dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

“Motown the Musical” is produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy.

Single tickets for “Motown the Musical” start at $25. To charge by phone, call Denver Center Ticketing Services at 303.893.4100 (TTY: 303.893.9582). Groups of 10 or more: 303.446.4829. Purchase in person at The Denver Center Ticket Office, located at the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at Denvercenter.org. Please be advised that The Denver Center for the Performing Arts – denvercenter.org – is the ONLY authorized online ticket provider for the Denver engagement of “Motown the Musical.”

“Motown the Musical” in Denver is sponsored by U.S. Bank and is part of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts 2014/15 Broadway season, which is sponsored by United Airlines. Media sponsorship is provided by The Denver Post and CBS4. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is supported in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.

  
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