Questlove is bringing the “hippest trip in America” to Broadway.
Playwright Dominique Morisseau, director Kamilah Forbes
The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will serve as an executive producer.
The musical will feature more than 20 hit songs from the era while telling the personal story of Cornelius as he creates the television series. The series became TV’s primary showcase for soul, rock, R&B and, later, hip-hop. Nearly as popular as the stage acts was the in-studio audience, who taught the nation the latest dances. Cornelius ended each episode with his catchphrase “love, peace and soul.”
Don Cornelius‘ son, Tony Cornelius, will also serve as an executive producer of the musical.
In a statement, Tony said:
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. For 37 years, and with purpose, through music, dance and style, Soul Train brought Love, Peace & Soul to a national audience.
Love, Peace and Soul…This is so dope!