Soul Train Musical Hoping to Pull Into Broadway Sometime in 2021

James Brown performing on Soul Train in 1971 Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

If you didn’t pick up all your dance moves from Soul Train you should maybe try to circle back and learn them now. According to Playbill, host Don Cornelius’s music variety show that focused on black artists, which ran from 1971 to 2006, is reportedly headed to Broadway in musical form come 2021 — just in time to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the show’s debut.

Tony-nominated Ain’t Too Proud writer Dominique Morisseau, Apollo Theater executive producer Kamilah Forbes, and Once on This Island choreographer Camille A. Brown will collaborate on the musical, which reportedly follows Don Cornelius’s journey as he creates the iconic series. Questlove will serve as executive producer of the stage show alongside Cornelius’s son Tony. The musical will, of course, feature hits from the 1970s and beyond, and if that doesn’t get you dancing in the aisles, it’s really okay. Dancing is more of the cast’s thing, and frankly you’d probably pose something of a fire hazard, blocking the whole aisle like that.

Soul Train Musical Hoping to Pull Into Broadway in 2021