Are You Ready for a Soul Train Musical?

Are You Ready for a Soul Train Musical?

A Broadway production on the popular music staple is in the works.

Published October 1, 2015

Next in line to get the Broadway musical treatment is the popular music program Soul Train. The Grio reports that CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker will be working with Rock of Ages producer Matthew Weaver on the project.

"I speak from the heart when I say that Soul Train touched me deeply," Zuiker said in a statement. "It has impacted this country on so many levels, bringing joy and hope to so many people out there, including me."

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Weaver explained exactly why Zuiker is the right man for the job, prasing him for his experience and passion for the franchise. "His commitment to Soul Train, the era, the people and the music is unbridled, and his willingness to share his passion and vision with the Soul Train community is what makes him such an original," he said. "Anthony's vision for Soul Train the musical is emotional, deep, funny, edgy and authentic. I think people are going to be very surprised and deepy touched."

Though it is still in its early stages, the project has been described as a "lyrical narrative" which will chronicle the story of the show's creator Don Cornelius, and will include more than 20 hit songs throughout the song's history.

Take a look at Stephanie Mills tearing up the stage at the 2014 Soul Train Awards in the clip below:

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Written by Moriba Cummings

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