STAGE PORTRAIT: Berry Gordy and the Cast of Motown: The Musical


17 Apr 2013

Acclaimed illustrator Ken Fallin's drawings of the greatest stars and scenes of the theatrical world are a recurring part of Playbill.com.



This week Fallin captures Motown: The Musical, the new jukebox musical that takes audiences through the highs and lows of life in the recording industry, which officially opened April 14 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Pictured: Berry Gordy, top, overlooking some of his "discoveries": Little Stevie Wonder, The Supremes and The Temptations.

Bottom: Brandon Victor Dixon as Berry Gordy and Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross.


 

To purchase prints or original art, e-mail kenfallin@verizon.net

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Ken Fallin began his career as an illustrator by lovingly mimicking the style of the late, legendary Al Hirschfeld for the poster art for Forbidden Broadway. Since that time he has been a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal as well as The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune and The New Yorker.

His work has illustrated major ad campaigns for American Express, Showtime and Belvedere Vodka. Most recently, he was nominated for a 2010 Emmy for his animated commercial for CNBC.