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Motown the Musical extends run

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Casting news

DUE to public demand, a further 200,000 tickets for Motown the Musical have been released for sale taking bookings at the Shaftesbury Theatre to February 18, 2017. The move follows last night’s first preview.

The original Broadway cast recording of Motown the Musical is available via Motown Records, a label of UMG Recordings (www.classic.motown.com/).

Previously Posted: Final casting has been announced for the West End production of Motown the Musical, which runs at the Shaftesbury Theatre from March 8 (previews from February 11) to October 22, 2016.

The newly announced cast members join previously announced Cedric Neal (as Berry Gordy), Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross), Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson) and Sifiso Mazibuko (Marvin Gaye).

And they include Keisha Amponsa Banson (as Mary Wells), Cindy Belliot (Anna Gordy), Samuel Edwards (Jackie Wilson), Tanya Nicole Edwards (Florence Ballard), Portia Harry (Teena Marie), Aisha Jawando (Martha Reeves), Joshua Liburd (Eddie Kendricks), Simeon Montague (Jermaine Jackson), Cleopatra Rey (Gladys Knight), Brandon Lee Sears (Tito Jackson), Jordan Shaw (Stevie Wonder) and Cherelle Williams (Mary Wilson).

Eshan Gopal, 12 years old from Kingsbury, London, 13 year old Kwame Kandekore from Leicester and 11 year old Joshua Tikare from Bromley will alternate the role of Young Michael Jackson.

They in turn are joined by swings and ensemble members Jay Bryce, Daniel Bailey, Edward Baruwa, Eddie Elliott, Christopher Fry, Alex Hammond, Edward Handoll, Simon Ray Harvey, Elias Hendricks, Brian James Leys, Jayde Nelson, Kieran McGinn, Simone Mistry Palmer, Carl Spencer and Marcel J Whyte.

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.

Featuring a sixteen piece 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, Charles Randolph-Wright’s production tells the story behind the classic hits.

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