Who’s up for Dancing in the Street? I am… well, in the aisles of Leeds Grand Theatre anyway. This November (6th-17th to be exact) Motown the Musical is coming to town!
Edward Baruwa will play the leading role of Berry Gordy – he’s previously starred in the West End production of the show, so the role will be in safe hands! He’s also had roles in Les Mis and Sister Act.
Stooche’s Karis Anderson will play Diana Ross. If you Google Black Heart, you’ll know who Stooche are. Music fans, and particularly fans of The X Factor’s Five After Midnight, will be pleased to see Nathan Lewis make his stage debut as Smokey Robinson. I wasn’t a fan of the band, but you’ve got to give it to them – each of the boys certainly had stage presence.
Wrapping up the cast list of leading names is Shak Gabbidon-Williams as Marvin Gaye, who has most recently starred as Seaweed in the UK tour of Hairspray.
Charles Randolph-Wright, Director of Motown The Musical said: “I am so thrilled that we have been able to find this incredible cast of British artists for the UK tour of Motown The Musical. Their talent has astounded us all, as they embody the soul of Motown and capture the energy and essence of those iconic artists. We are so excited to bring this show to cities across the UK and can’t wait to begin. Get ready!”
Get yourself tickets to see the show when it bops to Leeds Grand Theatre this November.