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Soul Train: The Musical Sets Its Sights on Broadway

Via The New York Times Aretha Franklin and Don Cornelius, the creator of “Soul Train,” on the show in 1979.CreditCreditMadVision Entertainment By Katie Van Syckle Aug. 19, 2019 Broadway may soon get its own “Soul Train.”

A new musical inspired by the long-running music and dance variety television program, which showcased black music and culture for an audience of millions, will center on Don Cornelius, the former disc jockey who created the show in 1970. Producers are aiming for a Broadway premiere in 2021. Three prominent black women in contemporary theater will form the core creative team. Dominique Morisseau (“Skeleton Crew” and “Pipeline”), a 2018 MacArthur grant winner, is writing the script; Camille A. Brown (“Choir Boy”) will choreograph; and Kamilah Forbes, the executive producer for the Apollo Theater, will direct. Courtesy of The New York Times


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