(Billboardbiz)No stranger to discovering raw musical talent, Berry Gordy has launched a nationwide video search for an African-American performer, aged 8-11, to play the multiple roles of the young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Gordy himself in the upcoming Broadway production, Motown: The Musical.
The show’s producers, Kevin McCollum, Sony Music Entertainment chairman and CEO Doug Morris and Gordy announced the casting strategy on Tuesday, as the audition website http://www.motownthemusical.com/Casting went live.
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“I’m not looking for imitators,” says Gordy on the site. “What I’m looking for is people that are smart and can be themselves in the role. He has to be extremely talented, plus he has to give me the same chills that I got when I saw Michael Jackson in the first place.”
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Michael like berry said before is the kind of person that comes once in a lifetime ,i wish him luck in his search for that talented individual that will play mike.