Questlove To Executive Produce Soul Train Musical

The life and times of Soul Train creator Don Cornelius will come to Broadway.

(AllHipHop News) Hip hop star Questlove is to executive produce the Soul Train musical.

The production is hoping to debut on New York’s Broadway in 2021 – the 50th anniversary of the TV dance show on which it is based. 

It will tell the story of late host Don Cornelius, and will feature more than 20 classic songs from the era as he works on the premise for the iconic program.

The Roots bandleader, who has also penned tome “Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation,” is among the show’s executive producers, alongside Cornelius’ son Tony Cornelius.

“With many years of experience working directly with my father, I’m forever grateful and deeply humbled by the impact Soul Train has had on the culture at large both here and abroad,” Tony Cornelius said. 

“For 37 years, and with purpose, through music, dance and style, Soul Train brought love, peace and soul to a national audience,” Tony Cornelius continued. “This positive representation is extremely satisfying and marks its 50th anniversary. Honoring his accomplishments, creative vision and legacy with a Broadway musical only emphasises the impact Soul Train has had on our American fabric.”

Tony-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau, director Kamilah Forbes, and Tony-nominated choreographer Camille A. Brown are among the other members of the show’s creative team.