Russell Simmons plans for a hip-hop musical called 'The Scenario' in 2016 using existing hits

March 19, 2015 6:02 PM

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NEW YORK — Music mogul Russell Simmons is producing a brand new stage musical that will celebrate three generations of hip-hop, from Run DMC to Kanye West.

Simmons said Thursday that "The Scenario" will feature an original story written by author and hip-hop historian Dan Charnas, author of "The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop." He's aiming to premiere it in New York City in late 2016.

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