Kenny Seymour (Music Supervisor, Arranger, Orchestrator)
The wait is finally over! Get ready for “the hippest trip in America” with the world premiere of Soul Train, the Broadway-bound musical based on the iconic TV show that brought Black music, dance, and style into every living room in America. Journeyback to 1971’s Chicago, when Black entrepreneur and radio DJ Don Cornelius transformed the pop culture landscape by recognizing the lack of Black musical artists on television.
Within a year, his local dance show went national and became one of the longest-running shows in television history. Elegant, determined, and complicated, Cornelius set trends for nearly 40 years by giving a stage—and a camera—to the artists who created the soundtrack of multiple generations, and to the dancers, including Rosie Perez and Jody Watley, who became superstars.
Launching fall of 2023 at A.C.T.’s historic Toni Rembe Theater, the acclaimed creative team of Soul Train includes Tony Award–nominated playwright and MacArthur Genius Dominique Morisseau (Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud; The Detroit Project), Tony Award–nominated choreographer Camille A. Brown (A.C.T.’s Toni Stone; Broadway’s Once on This Island), and the Apollo Theater’s acclaimed executive director Kamilah Forbes. Don’t miss this world-premiere musical event that will have you dancing in the aisles and leave you with “love, peace, and soul” in your heart.