• Ed Gaines

Four Tops Member Duke Fakir Working on Broadway Musical About The Band

Original “Four Tops” member Abdul “Duke” Fakir and Broadway producer Paul Lambert are working on a musical about the legendary Motown group on stage early in 2022, making it one of the first new productions to appear on the Great White Way after theaters reopen.

An insider says, “They just did casting calls in LA and are now doing rehearsals."

They planning to start with a short run in Detroit, making it the first Motown-themed musicals ever to debut in Motor City.

They then plan to take it to the West End in the UK where the band has a huge following.

The band, originally made up of Levi Stubbs, Renaldo “Obie” Benson, and Lawrence Payton and Fakir, had number-one hits with “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar pie honey bunch),” “Reach Out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 successes including “Ain’t No Woman” and “It’s the Same Old Song,” among many others.

The show would follow “Ain’t Too Proud,” the hit 2018 musical based on the songs of labelmates The Temptations.

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