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Chicago's 40th Anniversary Soul Train Concert To Honor Don Cornelius

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If you didn’t have a chance to enjoy Soul Train while it was still in broadcast, the original of course – not the one hosted by Shemar Moore, you’re in luck because it’s now headed to Broadway.

The Soul Train musical will be written by Anthony E. Zuiker, the creator of the CSI franchise, according to Entertainment Weekly, but Zuiker is also bringing along Tony Cornelius, Don Cornelius’ son, to executive produce the musical.

Zuiker says he grew up in the Soul Train era and it was important to him and his mother.

“I speak from the heart when I say that Soul Train touched me deeply. It has impacted this country on so many levels, bringing joy and hope to so many people out there, including me,” he said in a press statement. “I am truly honored that Matthew Weaver and the rights holders have trusted me to share this important story and look forward to bringing Soul Train the musical to Broadway.”

Don Cornelius, who created Soul Train died in 2012, but Tony hopes that his father’s legacy will live on in the musical.

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source: TheRoot.com

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