Inside 'Motown: The Musical' With Berry Gordy

By ETONLINE STAFF

April 01, 2013

Berry Gordy, the mastermind behind Motown, will premiere the incredible, true story of his rise to fame this month on Broadway with Motown: The Musical, and ET has your exclusive look inside the showstopper starring Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon.

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"There were times that I said, 'Damn, I wish I could have said it exactly like that'," the 83-year-old producer praised of Brandon, who plays a young and ambitious version of Berry amidst his discovery of Diana Ross and The Supremes in the '60s. "[Brandon] is phenomenal."

The living legend, who wrote the musical passion project featuring classic songs of the era, gave our Rocsi Diaz the royal tour alongside his talented doppelganger.

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Click the video above for a look at the twosome's amazing bond off set, plus, a special interview with Valisia LeKae, who portrays the incomparable Diana Ross.

Motown: The Musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2013. The show has been in preview since March 11, selling more than $1,000,000 in ticket sales for its first week.

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