Motown The Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording Released by Universal Music - June 4

Style Magazine Newswire | 5/13/2013, 4:17 p.m. | Updated on 5/13/2013, 4:17 p.m.
The original Broadway cast recording of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL , a show nominated for four TONY@ Awards, is to ...

Directed by Charles Randolph Wright, with a book by Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Blues in the Night) and Warren Adams (Toy Story The Musical), 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), and projection design by Daniel Brodie (Jekyll and Hyde).

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who supervises the show’s 18-piece orchestra to reproduce the classic “Sound of Young America” for the Broadway stage, with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Bryan Crook (Smash), dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), and music direction by Joseph Joubert (Nice Work If You Can Get It).

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Original Broadway Cast Recording


1.Battle Of The Stars: Papa Was A Rolling Stone (Prologue) / I Can’t Help Myself

(Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) / Ain’t Too

Proud To Beg / Baby I Need Your

Loving/ I Can’t Get Next To You / Reach

Out I’ll

Be There / (I Know) I’m Losing You

Performed by the Orchestra, Four Tops and the Temptations

2.Hey Joe (Black Like Me)

Performed the Ensemble and Young Berry Gordy

3.Get Ready

Performed by Berry Gordy and Ensemble

Dancing In The Street

Performed by Martha & the Vandellas and Ensemble

4.The Motortown Revue:

Please Mr. Postman

Performed by the Marvelettes /

You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me /

Performed by the Miracles /

Do You Love Me

Performed by the Contours

5.Where Did Our Love Go / Stop! In The Name Of Love

Performed by the Supremes

6.My Girl

Performed by the Temptations and Berry Gordy

  1. You’re All I Need To Get By

Performed by Berry Gordy and Diana Ross


Performed by the Ensemble /

What’s Going On

Performed by Marvin Gaye and Ensemble

9.I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Performed by Gladys Knight & the Pips and Marvin Gaye

10.I Want You Back / ABC / The Love You Save

Performed by the Jackson 5

  1. Reach Out And Touch (Somebody’s Hand)

Performed by Diana Ross and Ensemble

12.Happy Birthday / Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

Performed by Stevie Wonder

13.Can I Close The Door (On Love)

Performed by Berry Gordy

14.Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Performed by Diana Ross, Ensemble


Berry Gordy: Brandon Victor Dixon

Diana Ross: Valisia LeKae

Smokey Robinson: Charl Brown

Marvin Gaye,: Bryan Terrell Clark

Michael Jackson, Young Berry Gordy, Young Stevie Wonder: Raymond Luke Jr.

THE ARTISTS (in order of album appearance)

The Temptations: Maurice Murphy (Dennis Edwards), Jawan M. Jackson, Jesse Nager, Ephraim Sykes, Donald Webber, Jr., and Julius Thomas III (David Ruffin, on “My Girl”)

Four Tops: Ryan Shaw (Levi Stubbs), Nick Christopher, Grasan Kingsberry, Eric LaJuan Summers

Martha & the Vandellas: Saycon Sengbloh (Martha Reeves), Rebecca E. Covington, N’Kenge

The Marvelettes: Rebecca E. Covington (Gladys Horton), Andrea Dora, Tiffany Janene Howard, Sasha Hutchings, Marielys Molina

The Miracles: Charl Brown, Sasha Hutchings, Jawan M. Jackson, Maurice Murphy, Ryan Shaw

The Contours: Eric LaJuan Summers (Billy Gordon), Grasan Kingsberry, Jamal Story, Ephraim Sykes, Daniel J. Watts

The Supremes: Valisia LeKae (Diana Ross), Ariana DeBose (Mary Wilson), Sydney Morton (Florence Ballard)

The Jackson 5: Raymond Luke, Jr. (Michael Jackson), Grasan Kingsberry, Eric LaJuan Summers, Ephraim Sykes, Julius Thomas III (Jermaine Jackson)

Gladys Knight & the Pips: Marva Hicks, Ryan Shaw, Milton Craig Nealy, Julius Thomas III

Stevie Wonder: Ryan Shaw

The Ensemble

Timothy J. Alex, Michael Arnold, Nicholas Christopher, Rebecca E. Covington, Ariana DeBose, Andrea Dora, Wilkie Ferguson III, Marva Hicks, Tiffany Janene Howard, Sasha Hutchings, Jawan M. Jackson, Morgan James, John Jellison, Grasan Kingsberry, Marielys Molina, Sydney Morton, Maurice Murphy, Jesse Nager, Milton Craig Nealy, N’Kenge, Dominic Nolfi, Saycon Sengbloh, Ryan Shaw, Jamal Story, Eric LaJuan Summers, Ephraim Sykes, Julius Thomas III, Daniel J. Watts, Donald Webber, Jr.