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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.”
We can expect to hear a premiere date in 2021 just in time for the 50th anniversary.