Jul 17, 2012
By Michael Kramer
Broadway producers are looking for a very special young performer for a musical based on the life of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.
The exceptionally talented young actor will have to play: a pre-teen Gordy, a young Michael Jackson and a precocious Stevie Wonder. Gordy has launched a website to help find the young man between the ages of 8 and 11 who can sing, dance and act like the King of Pop in his Jackson 5 days and Stevie Wonder at about age 11. Gordy says he’s looking for someone who “can be themselves in the role” and give him “the same chills” he experienced when he first saw Michael Jackson at age 10… in 1968.
“Motown” will open on Broadway next spring.