Motown The Musical has announced that Krystal Joy Brown (Big Fish) will join the cast at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in the role of Diana Ross beginning January 23. Brown inherits the part from the production's current Diana Ross, Felicia Boswell. Boswell, in turn, took on the role when Tony Award nominee Valisia LeKae exited the production last month after announcing her cancer diagnosis.
With a book written by Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical features songs from the legendary Motown songbook. The musical tracks Gordy's journey through his career, his marriage to the great Diana Ross, and launching the careers of music icons like Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and many more.
The cast also includes Brandon Victor Dixon (Berry Gordy), Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson), Bryan Terrell Clark (Marvin Gaye), Timothy J. Alex, Nicholas Christopher, Rebecca E. Covington, Andrea Dora, Preston W. Dugger III, Wilkie Ferguson III, Dionne Figgins, Rod Harrelson, Marva Hicks, Afra Hines, Tiffany Janene Howard, Jawan M. Jackson, John Jellison, Crystal Joy, Aaron Kaburick, Mykal Kilgore, Grasan Kingsberry, Jamie Laverdiere, Raymond Luke Jr., Krisha Marcano, Prince George Maynard, Tracy McDowell, Marielys Molina, Jarran Muse, Jesse Nager, Milton Craig Nealy, N'Kenge, Dominic Nolfi, Allison Semmes, Saycon Sengbloh, Ryan Shaw, Eric LaJuan Summers, Ephraim M. Sykes, Julius Thomas III, Rickey Tripp, Nik Walker, Donald Webber Jr., and Lisa Nicole Wilkerson.
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