Posted by | Cyrena Rose
It’s been announced today that Earvin “Magic” Johnson is putting together a musical based on the life of Don Cornelius, according to the NY Post. Last year, Johnson and his business partners bought the rights to Soul Train for several million dollars.
Initiallly there were some issues that the group had to deal with, specifically the music used in each episode of the series. However, they were confident that wouldn’t be a problem.
“Certainly we want to proceed in a way that will highlight the contribution of Don to the creation of the brand and its subsequent impact on American culture,” said Kenard Gibbs, CEO of Soul Train Holdings.
The musical, which is being aimed towards Broadway, will focus on the once mega-hit variety show. Although, the idea of a Soul Train musical is drawing a mixed response from Broadway veterans. Some say “it’s not original” while others say “bring me a story!”
That’s all the info available at this time…stay tuned for more news!
Magic Johnson is the poster-child of a renaissance man; always moving and shaking! Keep doing BIG things Magic!
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