Berry Gordy Gushes Over 'Motown: The Musical' Cast

By KRISTA WICK

April 04, 2013

Berry Gordy couldn't be happier with the group of talents assembled for his passion project, Motown: The Musical.

The legendary producer spoke with ET about the incredible cast tasked with telling the story of an iconic American music genre's humble beginnings.

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"I am so thrilled [with the actors]," said Berry, who admits he's particularly keen on Brandon Victor Dixon, the Tony nominated Broadway star who plays a young version of the Motown founder himself.

"The man is phenomenal," Berry gushed as Brandon blushed beside him. "He is so good there were times that I said, 'Damn, I wish I could have said it exactly like that.'"

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Valisia LaKae (as Diana Ross), Bryan Terrell Clark (as Marvin Gaye), Charl Brown (as Smokey Robinson), and many more astounding talents represent the stars of Motown onstage beside Brandon in the production. Additionally, young Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry are tasked to portray Michael Jackson, Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder as adolescents.

Motown: The Musical is currently in previews on Broadway. The show officially kicks off on April 14.

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