*Fresh from winning a 2010 Tony Award for Fela!, choreographer Bill T. Jones is already looking forward to working on four new projects, including a musical based on the career of Berry Gordy.
Jones revealed he’s in talks to bring the Motown founder’s story to the theater, as well as stage adaptations of three films: the 1959 movie “Black Orpheus,” 1972 blaxploitation classic “Super Fly” and the 2001 Indian film “Monsoon Wedding.”
During the Tonys, Jones told reporters backstage: “We’re talking about ‘Black Orpheus’; we’re talking to Berry Gordy; we’re talking about ‘Super Fly,’ the musical, and ‘Monsoon Wedding.'”
Jones, meanwhile, is featured on this week’s episode of the HBO’s series “Master Class.”