‘CSI’ Creator to Pen ‘Soul Train’ Musical for Broadway

The Soul Train musical has picked up its writer.

Anthony E. Zuiker, best famous as creator of a CSI franchise, will coop a Broadway-bound low-pitched instrumentation of a low-pitched TV uncover combined in 1970 by Don Cornelius. With a groundbreaking artist lineup and low informative influence, Soul Train went on to become the longest-running, first-run, nationally syndicated song module in radio history.

The plan reteams Zuiker with Rock of Ages producer Matthew Weaver, whose MediaWeaver Entertainment acquired a melodramatic theatre rights to Soul Train last year; he formerly interconnected with Zuiker at TriStar Pictures on The Harlem Globetrotters Story — though that film was never completed. The uncover will symbol Zuiker’s initial knowledge essay a Broadway musical.

“I pronounce from a heart when we contend that Soul Train touched me deeply,” pronounced Zuiker in a statement. “It has impacted this nation on so many levels, bringing fun and wish to so many people out there, including me.”

Weaver combined of Zuiker, “His joining to Soul Train, the era, a people and a song is unbridled, and his eagerness to share his passion and prophesy with a Soul Train village is what creates him such an original. Anthony’s prophesy for Soul Train the low-pitched is emotional, deep, funny, irritable and authentic. we consider people are going to be really astounded and deeply touched.”

The prolongation will be a “lyrical narrative,” weaving together a personal story of Cornelius with some-more than 20 classical strike songs from a TV array including “Proud Mary” (Ike Tina Turner), “I’ll Be Around” (The Spinners), “Loving You” (Minnie Riperton), and “Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me ” (Gladys Knight The Pips).

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