Source: Playbill.com – By Adam Hetrick
The original Broadway cast album for Motown: The Musical, featuring new renditions of hits from Motown Records, will be released June 4 by Universal Music Enterprises, Playbill.com has confirmed.
The cast, who inhabit such musical icons as Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five, recorded the album earlier in the week of April 22.
Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (The Color Purple, The Scottsboro Boys) and Valisia Lekae (Ragtime, The Book of Mormon) co-star as Gordy and Diana Ross, respectively. Gordy, who also authored the book to Motown, produces the musical along with Tony winner Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q) and Sony Music CEO Doug Morris.
Charles Randolph-Wright directs Motown, which officially opened April 14 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
The musical features such…
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