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Soul Train fans get ready!!
Legendary drummer of The Roots crew, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, is set to executive produce a Broadway musical based on the iconic TV show Soul Train.
The musical will chronicle the iconic variety show through the lens of its creator and host, the legend, Don Cornelius. Soul Train first aired in 1971 and served as a global platform for Black artists, music, dance, and style for over three decades before its end in 2006. Cornelius maintained control of the brand up until his passing in 2012 and produced several specials, including the annual Soul Train Music Awards.
Questlove shared the news on his Instagram:
“Tryna make dreams come true every day of my life. Y’all know I bleed @soultrain so this move should surprise none of y’all. Extremely proud to be part of this awesome team and a part of hisherstory.”
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Tryna make dreams come true every day of my life. Y’all know I bleed @soultrain so this move should surprise none of y’all. Extremely proud to be part of this awesome team and a part of hisherstory. Follow @soultrainonbway yall! & #Repost @soultrainonbway ・・・ We’re beyond excited to share today’s announcement of the trailblazing creative team behind Soul Train the Musical! Pictured left to right: 2019 Tony Award Nominated and MacArthur Genius Grant Winning Playwright @domorisseau, Four-time Grammy Award Winning Executive Producer @questlove, 2019 Tony Award Nominated Choreographer @camilleabrown, and NAACP Image Award Winner Director @kamilahf of the Apollo Theatre. Joining Questlove as Executive Producers are Don Cornelius’s son @MrTonyCornelius, Emmy-nominated CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker, Live Nation Urban president Shawn Gee and Devin Keudell with Bespoke Theatricals. This project is a labor of love, and its Broadway premiere is planned for 2021 in celebration of the iconic television series’ 50th anniversary. Stay tuned for more details and read more from NY Times at the link in our bio. : Nicola Goode #soultrainthemusical
We can expect to hear a premiere date in 2021 just in time for the 50th anniversary.