The sensational West End hit Motown the Musical is bringing its unique sound to Cardiff for a string of shows at Wales Millennium Centre, 26th March to 6th April.
With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown the Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.
With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright’s production features a live orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘I’ll Be There’, ‘Dancing In The Street’, ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love’, ‘My Girl’ and ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’ and tells the story behind the classic hits.
Charles Randolph-Wright, Director of Motown the Musical said, “I am so thrilled that we have been able to find this incredible cast of British artists for the UK tour of Motown the Musical.
Their talent has astounded us all, as they embody the soul of Motown and capture the energy and essence of those iconic artists. We are so excited to bring this show to cities across the UK and can’t wait to begin. Get ready!”
The producers of Motown the Musical are delighted to announce the cast for the UK and Ireland tour. Edward Baruwa will play the leading role of Berry Gordy, previous credits include the West End productions of Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, Five Guys Named Moe at the Marble Arch Theatre and the UK Tour of Sister Act.
Karis Anderson will play Diana Ross and she is best known as being one third of pop band Stooshe who celebrated a top five single Black Heart in 2012 for which they received a nomination for Best British Single at the 2013 Brit Awards.
Motown the Musical tells the thrilling tale of the man who broke barriers and fought against the odds to create something more than a record label. Discover the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and of course the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat.
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