15 Apr 2013
Valisia LeKae and Brandon Victor Dixon
Photo by Joan Marcus
Motown, the new hit-filled jukebox musical about the life and career of music mogul Berry Gordy, starring Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon and Valisia LaKae, opened on Broadway April 14 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.