08/27/2012 02:02 pm ET Updated Oct 27, 2012

'Motown: The Musical' Announces Broadway Opening Date And Lead Cast

Brandon Victor Dixon will play Berry Gordy Jr. and Valisia LeKae will play Diana Ross when "Motown: The Musical" opens on Broadway in April, the producers announced on Monday.

The show, which uses material from the Motown catalog as it traces Mr. Gordy's life in the music business, will begin previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on March 11 for an April 14 opening.

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