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Jay Perry and Natalie Kassanga will star in Motown The Musical

Jay Perry to lead new Motown The Musical cast

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 9 February 2018

Motown The Musical is celebrating its second West End birthday this weekend with the announcement of a new cast, led by former S Club Juniors star Jay Perry.

From 6 March 2018, current cast member Perry (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, West End) will play legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy, assuming the lead role currently played by Cedric Neal. He will be joined by Natalie Kassanga (The Lion King, West End) as Diana Ross and Carl Spencer (an original member of the show’s company) as Marvin Gaye, as well as David Albury, who continues in the role of Smokey Robinson.

Cruz Lee-Ojo, 11 years old from Uxbridge, also joins the Company to share the role of Young Michael Jackson, Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder with Tumo Reetsang, 12 years old from Southwark, London.

Currently booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 5 January 2019, Motown The Musical, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, tells the story behind the rise of the label’s legendary classic hits, transporting audiences to an iconic time in musical history. Later this year, a tour of Motown The Musical will also play simultaneously around the UK.

Motown The Musical at The Shaftesbury Theatre

With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Gordy, the shpw features a sixteen-piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It Through The Grapevine.

With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown The Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.

Book your Motown The Musical tickets today!

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