Last week the LUTHER VANDROSS Estate announced that they were about to start work on a musical about the great man. The project, we’re told, is a partnership between the estate, Hidden Beach Records and super bassist Marcus Miller … a long-time Vandross collaborator.

The show’s tentative title is ‘The Power of Love Experience’ and the plan is for it to tour major cities in the US. We’re also told that the show will be “accompanied” by a mobile Vandross museum with all manner of archive material and memorabilia.

The show is set to launch early in 2016 and Steve McKeever, Hidden Beach Experiences CEO, said the upcoming event is the first of many housed under the company’s new division, “Guardians of Soul,” whose mission is to preserve and celebrate the legacies of R&B, Soul and Jazz icons.