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Stax Records musical aiming for Broadway
Stax Records musical aiming for Broadway

Following in the footsteps of Broadway's "Motown: The Musical," the Tony Award-nominated jukebox production that opened in New York last year, Concord Music Group is looking to launch a musical of its own, telling the story of the rise of the Stax Records label. The musical, which is being developed by Concord and Stuart Benjamin, is aiming to open on Broadway in 2016, though no dates have been announced. (Benjamin was a producer of the 2004 movie "Ray.") Stax grew to prominence during '50s and '60s for its output of popular tunes by artists including Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes and Booker T. & the M.G.s. Matthew Benjamin, who is the son of Stuart Benjamin, will write the book for the...