THE CALL BOARD: Motown Will Hold Open Auditions in Detroit for African-American Singers

News   THE CALL BOARD: Motown Will Hold Open Auditions in Detroit for African-American Singers
Producers of the hit Broadway musical Motown announced that they will hold an Oct. 21 open call in Detroit, MI, for African-American singers to join the national tour and Broadway production.

Charles Randolph-Wright directs Motown, which uses songs made famous by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Diana Ross and The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five for its score. The musical has a book by Berry Gordy. It officially opened on Broadway April 14, 2013.

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Gordy announced in August that the musical would end its Broadway run Jan. 18, 2015, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with a 2016 Broadway return planned at a Nederlander Theatre to be announced. 

Auditions will take place from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Motown Museum in Detroit. Auditions will take place in Studio A, where many of the musical acts depicted in the musical recorded their albums.

Producers are seeking the following: African-American men and women, ages 20s-40s, with exceptional voices. Also seeking an African-American boy, age 8 to 13, to play young Michael Jackson/Berry Gordy/Stevie Wonder. No prior theatre experience is necessary. All candidates must have amazing soulful voices to play different performers from Motown history. All vocal parts are encouraged to attend. For additional details, visit

Motown features choreography by Patricia Wilcox and Warren Adams, scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Tony Award nominee ESosa, lighting design by Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, sound design by Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski, projection design by Daniel Brodie, hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe and casting by Telsey + Company. Motown The Musical's arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Ethan Popp, who also serves as music supervisor, with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award nominee Bryan Crook and dance arrangements by Zane Mark.

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