Four Tops member Duke Fakir is working on a musical on the band
Broadway producer Paul Lambert and original “Four Tops” member Abdul “Duke” Fakir are working on a musical about legendary band Motown, Page Six reports.
They are hoping the show, named after their legendary hit “I’ll be there!”, Will be on stage in early 2022, making it one of the first new productions to appear on the Great White Way following the reopening of the show. rooms.
“They just did castings in Los Angeles and are now doing rehearsals,” an insider said.
They plan to start with a short series in Detroit, making it the first Motown-themed musical to debut in Motor City.
We’re told they plan to take her to the West End in the UK next, where a source says the band is having huge success.
The Four Tops “sold out everywhere when they filmed there and have a huge European fan base to date.”
Duke and Lambert have also been working on a new single, an “environmental anthem” called “Freedom” which will be released on May 5, and they are performing a Memorial Day concert on PBS.
The group, originally composed of Levi Stubbs, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton and Fakir, had number one hits with “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar pie honey bunch)”, “Reach Out I ‘ ll Be There ”, and many other hits including“ Ain’t No Woman ”and“ It’s the Same Old Song ”, among many others.
The show would follow “Ain’t Too Proud,” the 2018 hit musical based on songs by fellow label The Temptations.