Really Got a Hold on Me: 'Motown The Musical' with Smokey Performer Nicholas Christopher

October 31, 2014

By Travis Wright

After premiering in New York two years ago last, Motown The Musical is finally home in Detroit, just blocks away from Hitsville U.S.A. to tell the dramatic, decades-long, internationally fabled story of the famed Motown Records label.

With a ceaseless string of hits, performed with style and soul on sets that due the songs justice, the tale is told from the view-point of founder (and the stage production's producer) Berry Gordy and star Diana Ross.

Nicholas Christopher portrays Gordy's confidant and early star Smokey Robinson and has been with the company since its opening on Broadway.

Christopher spoke with Culture City host Travis Wright.