A new Broadway musical based on the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was announced Wednesday in collaboration with Ali’s widow, Lonnie Ali.
The show will be helmed by Olivier-nominated director Clint Dyer, who has yet to announce any filming or premiere dates, and will feature music by Teddy Adams, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Allie’s examples of grace, passion, strength of spirit, cool under fire and smiling through it all, was a great example for millions of people, myself included,” said producer Richard Willis.
“We are thrilled to celebrate Allyn’s life and legacy in theater; he will make an extraordinarily entertaining and impactful new musical for the world to enjoy.”
Ali’s wife Lonnie also released a statement saying how happy she was to bring her late husband’s legacy to life.
“Muhammad was a muse and continues to be an inspiration to many artists around the world,” Ali said.
“I’m proud to support this project and excited to see his story come to life on the Broadway stage.”
Currently, the musical is expected to focus on Ali’s life beyond the boxing ring.
“Muhammad fought for justice and humanity throughout his life,” said colleague Dana Carpenter.