A new musical inspired by Don Cornelius’ iconic music variety series “Soul Train” is coming to Broadway.
“Soul Train: The Musical,” with The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson on board as one of the executive producers, will feature 20 songs from the 70s, and will focus on the story of Cornelius creating the show, which became a showcase for soul, rock, R&B and, later, hip-hop music.
“Y’all know I bleed @soultrain so this move should surprise none of y’all,” Questlove shared on Instagram. “Extremely proud to be part of this awesome team and a part of hisherstory.”
The production is eyeing a 2021 target for its Broadway premiere, which would coincide with the 50th anniversary of the TV series launch.