Berry Gordy-Inspired 'Motown: The Musical' Comes to Broadway

Motown is coming to Broadway. ' Motown: The Musical,' opening on April 14, is bringing the legacy of Motown founder Berry Gordy to New York City's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Berry Gordy Starts Motown

The musical will showcase interweaving stories of Gordy and the artist careers he's helped launch, including Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and more.

The launch event of the anticipated production brought out stars for a sneak peek performance. Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, L.A. Reid, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Marcus Canty, and more attended.

"For years people said if I didn't do something live, real, on broadway, I should see a psychiatrist and so I am here," Gordy joked at the event.

"Motown: The Musical" opens on April 14 and runs through June 22. Previews for the show will begin on March 11.