Motown announces new West End cast
Jay Perry joins the cast as Berry Gordy
New casting has been announced for the West End production of Berry Gordy's Motown The Musical, which is currently booking until 5 January 2019.
As the musical celebrates its second birthday at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Jay Perry will join the cast as Berry Gordy. He is joined by Natalie Kassanga as Diana Ross and Carl Spencer as Marvin Gaye. 11 year-old Cruz Lee-Ojo also joins the company to share the role of Young Michael Jackson, Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder with 12 year-old Tumo Reetsang. David Albury continues in the role of Smokey Robinson.
The ensemble is completed by Chanice Alexandra-Burnett, KM Drew Boateng, Timothy Benjamin, Ryan Carter, Ricardo Castro, Amandla Elynah, Livvy Evans, Segun Fawole, Angela Marie Hurst, Cameron Bernard Jones, Cleopatra Joseph, Duane Lamonte, Nathan Lorainey-Dineen, Mireia Mambo, Matt Overfield, Adam Philpott, Ainsley Hall Ricketts, Lawrence Rowe, Nate Simpson, Jaime Tait, Kyle Turner, Anna Van Ruiten, Cherelle Williams, Lashane Williams, Michael Woolston-Thomas, Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli and Mitchell Zhangazha.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the show features Motown classics including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "I'll Be There", "Dancing In The Street" and "Stop! In The Name Of Love".
The production also recently announced a UK tour beginning in Birmingham in October.
Motown the Musical is now booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre until 5 January 2019.