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Can You Be Michael Jackson of the Jackson 5? Berry Gordy wants you for Motown Musical

Michael Jackson in his Jackson 5 days

Berry Gordy is looking to cast a young performer to play Michael Jackson at this age, as well as Little Stevie Wonder

Berry Gordy, founder of Motown records and producer and book writer of the planned Broadway musical “Motown,” is casting a wide net for an actor to play young versions of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder…and himself, Berry Gordy — open call auditions to be submitted via Youtube.

On the Motown Musical website, Gordy writes:

“What We Want

We are seeking a charismatic African-American young man to play multiple roles:

Young Michael Jackson

Little Stevie Wonder

Pre-teen Berry Gordy

Who You Are

You are ages 8–11, have a phenomenal high tenor singing voice, have rhythm and

can move and sound like Michael Jackson in his Jackson 5 days.”

Motown, a new musical with book by Berry Gordy himself, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, and using songs from the Motown catalogue, is aiming for Broadway in Spring, 2013.

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About New York Theater
Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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