Daily Archives: March 21, 2016

Forthcoming on Broadway: Shuffle Along

This past weekend I was wowed by Shuffle Along or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All that Followed. Written and directed by the legendary George C. Wolfe, with jaw-dropping choreography by the awesome tap dancer Savion Glover, and show-stopping moments by a stellar cast that includes Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Billy Porter, this is one unique and mesmerizing show. A complex one too — both elements of the original 1921 musical as well as a piercingly blunt history of it as well. Music, race, racism, joy, pain, artistry, talent, complexity, fame, and more — all are in this fabulous show.

To learn more check out this recent NPR piece,  these interviews, and the video below.


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