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Broadway set for Ray Charles show

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Published: 12th Mar 2010 11:44:00

A musical celebrating US musician Ray Charles will open on Broadway in November, it has been announced.

Unchain My Heart will be produced by Stuart Benjamin, who also made the 2004 Oscar-winning movie Ray, which starred Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx.

The musical was originally staged at the Pasadena Playhouse in 2007 with the title Ray Charles Live! A New Musical.

Suzan-Lori Parks, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, has penned a book to accompany the show.

The Broadway cast has yet to be unveiled.

In 2004, Foxx was named best actor at the Academy Awards for his portrayal of the late musician, who was a pioneer in the genre of soul during the 1950s.

The film also won the Oscar for sound mixing.

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