‘Motown: The Musical’: Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry Cast as Young Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder

Motown: The Musical

Luke (left), Mawry (right)

Broadway’s Motown: The Musical has found it’s young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy.

Child actors/singers Raymond Luke Jr. and Jibreel Mawry have joined the robust cast of Motown: The Musical, which will begin previews March 11 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Luke and Mawry will make their Broadway debut in the production that tells the career and life story of music mogul Berry Gordy. They will share all three roles in alternation.

Motown: The Musical will star Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (“The Color Purple,” “Scottsboro Boys”) as Berry Gordy and Valisia LeKae (“The Book of Mormon”) as the legendary Diana Ross.

The ensemble cast also includes some familiar names like Brian Terrell Clark, Morgan James, Saycon Sengblo, John Jellison and N’Kenge (Sondheim on Sondheim), with Timothy J. Alex, Nicholas Christopher, Rebecca E. Covington, Ariana DeBose, Andrea Dora, Preston W. Dugger III, Wilkie Ferguson, Dionne Figgins, Marva Hicks, Sasha Hutchings, Lauren Lim Jackson, Crystal Joy, Grasan Kingsberry, Marielys Molina, Sydney Morton, Jarran Muse, Jesse Nager, Milton Craig Nealy, Dominic Nolfi, Ryan Shaw, Jamal Story, Eric LaJuan Summers, Ephraim Sykes, Julius Thomas III, Daniel J. Watts and Donald Webber, Jr.

Children were encouraged last year to submit a youtube video audition performing two songs from a selected list. Check out Luke and Mawry’s amazing audition videos below.

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is located at 205 W 46th St (between 8th Ave. & Broadway) in New York City. For tickets or more info, call (877) 250-2929 or visit MotownTheMusical.com.