Mar 15
—Jul 24, 2016

Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed


Music Box Theatre
239 W. 45th St.
Manhattan, NY 10036


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Back in 1921, Shuffle Along was a beleaguered, debt-saddled, all-black revue that made its way to Broadway and then miraculously managed to reverse its fortunes, becoming a hit and launching the career of a young Josephine Baker in the process. This production revives not just the original theatrical work, but also—in its behind-the-scenes action—the difficulties that took place offstage. Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Raisin in the Sun), whose record-breaking six Tony awards have made her a Broadway legend in her own right, stars.

Photo: Julieta Cervantes
Type:  Musical
Audience:  Not for younger children (5+)
Duration:  TBA

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