Chester Gregory & Allison Semmes Will Lead the Motown The Musical Tour
Chester Gregory & Allison Semmes View Comments We heard it through the grapevine! Broadway favorites Chester Gregory and Allison Semmes will lead the national tour of Motown the Musical as Motown founder Berry Gordy and Diana Ross, respectively. The touring production of the hit Broadway show will begin at the Stanley Theatre in Utica, NY, on January 11, 2017, before continuing on to cities all across North America.In addition to Gregory and Semmes, the cast of Motown the Musical will include Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye, David Kaverman as Smokey Robinson and CJ Wright and Raymond Davis Jr. portraying Berry Gordy’s boyhood counterpart and the roles of young stars Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.The production will also feature Michelle Alves, Malcolm Armwood, Erick Buckley, Darilyn Castillo, Judith Franklin, Jeremy Gaston, Alyssa V. Gomez, Garfield Hammonds, Rod Harrelson, Jared Howelton, Louis James Jackson, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Ramone Owens, Devin Price, Alana Randall, Tavia Riveè, Matthew Sims Jr., Kimberly Ann Steele, Doug Storm, Daniel Robert Sullivan, Gabriella Whiting, Galen J. Williams and Ricardo A. Zayas.Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.Featuring more than 50 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Motown the Musical tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.