Will a "Soul Train" Arrive on Broadway? Earvin "Magic" Johnson Developing Musical Based on Don Cornelius

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the NBA superstar who inspired the recent Broadway basketball drama Magic/Bird, is attached to an upcoming musical about "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius, according to the NY Post. 

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

According to the Post, Johnson and his business partners bought the rights to "Soul Train" last year for several million dollars. The Broadway-aimed musical will focus on the hit variety show, which ran from 1971-2006.

"Soul Train," hosted by Cornelius, featured performances by R&B, soul and hip hop artists and also included funk, jazz, disco and gospel music.

As previously reported, the soul-inspired musical Motown, based on the life of music producer and hit-maker Berry Gordy, will play Broadway in spring 2013.