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A problematic but marvelously entertaining show from 2016. The premature closure following the announcement of Audra McDonald’s pregnancy was heartbreaking. There was no shortage of talent in the remaining cast but the show was facing a summer with virtually no presales so the decision was made to close. This show has one of the best window cards from the last 10 years. #shufflealong #shufflealongbroadway #broadway #broadwaymusical #broadwayposters #audramcdonald #brianstokesmitchell #billyporter #brandonvictordixon #joshuahenry #savionglover #georgecwolfe #musicboxtheatre

#FlashbackFriday -Probably one of the Greatest pieces of musical theater I have ever seen in my life: SHUFFLE ALONG, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Even before the curtain went up you could hear dozens of tap shoes working their magic till it sounded like a freight train was about to bust out into the audience. So much Broadway talent, so much to say about History never told. Directed by George C. Wolfe. Choreography by Savion Glover. Premiered at the Music Box theater (much further south than the orig. 1921 production). The revised 2016 show was nominated for "10" Tony Awards but won NONE. It ran 100 perfs then closed due to various issues including one very pregnant actress?

Main cast:
Brandon Victor Dixon as 'Eubie Blake'
Joshua Henry as 'Noble Sissle'
Audra McDonald as 'Lottie Gee'
Brian Stokes Mitchell as 'F.E. Miller'
Billy Porter as 'Aubrey Lyles'
Brooks Ashmanskas as Sam/Izzy/Carlo/Railroad President/Famous Celebrities/Int'l Emcees
Adrienne Warren as Gertrude Saunders/Florence Mills
Darius de Haas as 'Harmony King'
Arbender Robinson as Harmony King/Tommy .
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#nyc #bway #theater #musical #broadway #musicboxtheater #shufflealongbroadway #shufflealong #eubieblake #1921 #georgecwolfe
#savionglover #adriennewarren #AudraMcDonald #brianstokesmitchell #BillyPorter

My Shuffle Along D'Amico Drums setup in the pit of the Broadway Show Shuffle Along - My Shuffle Along custom made D'Amico Drums #damicodrums #shufflealongbroadway #drummers @musicians_of_ny @shufflealongbroadway

In the pit of the Broadway Show Shuffle Along - My Shuffle Along custom made D'Amico Drums #shufflealongbroadway #drummers @musicians_of_ny @shufflealongbroadway

This week’s #TheatreCrushThursday could not be anyone other than @christiandante. Christian Dante White made his Broadway Debut in “The Scottsboro Boys,” a landmark musical starring an African-American male ensemble based upon a landmark trial and piece of #BlackHistory (The Musical won a Drama Desk Award for Best LYRIC’s and nominated for 11 Tonys in 2011, coming in second only to @bookofmormon’s 14 nominations). Christian has also performed in @bookofmormon, and @shufflealongbroadway (the reimagining of the first ever majorly successful Vaudeville-influenced musicals created and performed by blacks where he understudied the role of Noble Sissle in addition to originating a few other tracks in the show). And Christian has also made/is making #BroadwayBlack History as Gavin Creel’s understudy for the role of Cornelius Hackl, making him the first ever black man to play the iconic role on #Broadway. But even more impressive than Christian’s talent is his intelligence and social consciousness - I had the honor of hearing him speak at the Black on Broadway: Call and Response panel at @bwaycon, and his articulateness and vast intelligence was astounding - all I could do was sit there amazed at how smart this truly genuine brother is. Take a look for yourself at some of what Christian has to share at the panel organized and hosted by @callandresponsenyc and @playbill’s social media star @felicianicole86 felicianicole86 by swiping 👉🏽 until the end. And Mr. Christian Dante White, thanks for being such an inspiration by helping to carve a distinct space for creatives of color and African-Americans on #TheGreatWhiteWay, and doing it with such dignity and poise - you’re my Theatre Crush this Thursday and Forever 🎭😘 #ChristianDanteWhite #HelloDollyBroadway #ShuffleAlongBroadway #BookOfMormonBroadway #TheScottsboroBoysBroadway #BroadwayCon #BwayCon2018 #TheatreCrush #BroadwayBlog #BroadwayBlack #BroadwayBlackBoyJoy #PaigeEightTheatreCrushThursday #PaigeEightBroadwayBlackHistory #PaigeEightBroadwayBlog #PaigeEightBlog #PaigeEight #SydneyPaige

This week’s #TheatreCrushThursday could not be anyone other than @christiandante. Christian Dante White made his Broadway Debut in “The Scottsboro Boys,” a landmark musical starring an African-American male ensemble based upon a landmark trial and piece of #BlackHistory (The Musical won a Drama Desk Award for Best LYRIC’s and nominated for 11 Tonys in 2011, coming in second only to @bookofmormon’s 14 nominations). Christian has also performed in @bookofmormon, and @shufflealongbroadway (the reimagining of the first ever majorly successful Vaudeville-influenced musicals created and performed by blacks where he understudied the role of Noble Sissle in addition to originating a few other tracks in the show). And Christian has also made/is making #BroadwayBlack History as Gavin Creel’s understudy for the role of Cornelius Hackl, making him the first ever black man to play the iconic role on #Broadway. But even more impressive than Christian’s talent is his intelligence and social consciousness - I had the honor of hearing him speak at the Black on Broadway: Call and Response panel at @bwaycon, and his articulateness and vast intelligence was astounding - all I could do was sit there amazed at how smart this truly genuine brother is. Take a look for yourself at some of what Christian has to share at the panel organized and hosted by @callandresponsenyc and @playbill’s social media star @felicianicole86 felicianicole86 by swiping 👉🏽 until the end. And Mr. Christian Dante White, thanks for being such an inspiration by helping to carve a distinct space for creatives of color and African-Americans on #TheGreatWhiteWay, and doing it with such dignity and poise - you’re my Theatre Crush this Thursday and Forever 🎭😘 #ChristianDanteWhite #HelloDollyBroadway #ShuffleAlongBroadway #BookOfMormonBroadway #TheScottsboroBoysBroadway #BroadwayCon #BwayCon2018 #TheatreCrush #BroadwayBlog #BroadwayBlack #BroadwayBlackBoyJoy #PaigeEightTheatreCrushThursday #PaigeEightBroadwayBlackHistory #PaigeEightBroadwayBlog #PaigeEightBlog #PaigeEight #SydneyPaige

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH!
Black History Month Theater Series:

EUBIE BLAKE

Even from an early age, Eubie's dedication and passion for music, specifically ragtime, was unrestrainable. Because it was often viewed as morally dubious music, Blake's devoutly religious mother forbid him to play the sinful tunes as a young man. Ironically, it's because of artists including and similar to Eubie that ragtime and it's brother jazz have become quintessential American art forms. Both of which comprised the score for he and Sissle's SHUFFLE ALONG.

Blake’s Broadway writing debut, SHUFFLE ALONG was an important work not only for his career, but for Broadway and race relations in America as a whole. Before the unexpected success of the show, a cast of entirely black actors was unheard of. Even more foreign to theatre-goers, though, was a creative team comprised of mostly black artists. SHUFFLE ALONG had both. Despite its sea of doubters, on May 23, 1921, SHUFFLE ALONG opened and was hailed as a massive critical success from newspapers and critics both black and white. Furthermore, from the original company of performers emerged the great Paul Robeson and beautiful Josephine Baker.

Despite its groundbreaking inclusion of artists of color, the style and themes of SHUFFLE ALONG remained in line with the exploitative tropes of the time. In order to succeed, Eubie Blake and his fellow artists were forced to cater to the ideas and expectations of the white audience members. Nevertheless, the barriers SHUFFLE ALONG was able to shatter were monumental for society and Eubie. Broadway: The American Musical quotes him as having said “The proudest day of my life was when Shuffle Along opened. At the intermission, all these white people kept saying, ‘I would like to touch him, the man who wrote the music.’" Eubies concludes by saying, "At last, I’m a human being.” #blackhistorymonth #blackboymagic #theater #arts #broadway #broadwayblack #vaudeville #blacklegacy #ragtime #jazz #shufflealong #shufflealongbroadway

Good times😂 #repost @karissaroyster
When it's 1921 & you and ya lil church friends are plottin' to start the Tulsa chapter of the NAACP 😹 #tbt #greeneyeshadow #shufflealongbroadway

Happy Birthday to @theebillyporter today! This is a flashback to the @shufflealongbroadway stage door. It was too hard to meet Billy after the first go around of @kinkybootsbway 👠👠! #billyporter #kinkyboots #shufflealongbroadway #stagedoor #tbt

Zurin Villanueva, former cast member of Shuffle Along with former Great Comet cast member Deneé Benton and current A Bronx Tale cast member, Janelle McDermoth.
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#zurinvillanueva #shufflealong #shufflealongbroadway #deneebenton #greatcomet #gr8comet #natashapierreandthegreatcometof1812 #janellemcdermoth #abronxtale #abronxtalemusical #broadway #theatre #thespian

Was so good to hang out with this talented artist and my little brother @Brandonvdixon at the #thecolorpurple reunion. #broadwaylegacy #hamiltonmusical #hamilton #powerstarz #shufflealongbroadway

This show should have ran for so much longer. #shufflealongbroadway #audramcdonald #adriennewarren #broadway #talent #blackjoy

Shuffle Along on Broadway | Designed by Desiree Nasim | desireenasim.com

Two beautiful cast members from Shuffle Along. They tapped their hearts out.

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