Casting Complete for Motown The Musical Tour, Starring Clifton Oliver & Allison Semmes

first_imgFull casting has been announced for the national tour of Motown The Musical, which will launch on April 22 at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. In addition to previously announced stars Clifton Oliver and Allison Semmes, the cast will also feature Nicholas Christopher as Smokey Robinson, Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye, and Leon Outlaw, Jr. and Reed L. Shannon as Berry Gordy’s boyhood counterpart and the roles of young stars Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. View Comments 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. Also joining the company are Erick Buckley, Patrice Covington, Christian Dante White, Jamarice Daughtry, Tamar Davis, Lynorris Evans, Melanie Evans, Devon Goffman, Jennie Harney, Latrisa Harper, Rod Harrelson, Robert Hartwell, Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., Trisha Jeffrey, Grasan Kingsberry, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Jarvis Manning, Krisha Marcano, Marq Moss, Rashad Naylor, Chadaè Nichol, Ramone Owens, Nicholas Rowe, Jamison Scott, Douglas Storm, Martina Sykes and Galen Williams.center_img The national tour of Motown The Musical will hold performances in the following cities: Chicago (Oriental Theatre) – Aprill 22 through July 13 San Francisco (Orpheum Theatre) – August 15 through September 28 Detroit (Fisher Theatre – October 21 through November 16 Kansas City (Music Hall) – December 9 through December 14 Minneapolis (Orpheum Theatre) – December 16 through December 28 Pittsburgh (Heinz Hall) December 20 through January 4, 2015 Durham (Durham Performing Arts Center) – February 17 through February 22, 2015 Ft. Lauderdale (Broward Center for the Performing Arts) – February 24 through March 8, 2015 Tampa (Straz Center for Performing Arts) – March 17 through March 22, 2015 Denver (Buell Theatre) – March 31 through April 19, 2015 Los Angeles (Pantages Theatre) – April 28 through June 7, 2015 San Diego (Civic Center) – June 9 through June 14, 2015 Costa Mesa (Segerstrom Center for the Arts) – June 16 through June 28, 2015 Milwaukee (Marcus Center for the Performing Arts) – July 7 through July 12, 2015 Memphis (Orpheum Theatre) – July 14 through July 19, 2015 Houston (Hobby Center for the Performing Arts) – July 21 through July 26, 2015 Dallas (AT&T Performing Arts Center) – July 28 through August 16, 2015 Atlanta (Fox Theatre) – August 18 through August 23, 2015 Charlotte (Blumenthal Performing Arts Center) – August 25 through September 6, 2015 last_img

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