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troynow
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Posted: 8/22/14 at 09:12pm
In response to a negative thread about an ALL BLACK CAST OF KISS ME KATE IN PASADENA! WHICH IS WONDERFUL!

I would like to start an appreciation thread of a list of wonderful shows that can be done with an ALL BLACK CAST!

HELLO DOLLY
MUSIC MAN
ANNIE

Please add on maybe others will get the hint!
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Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
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Posted: 8/22/14 at 09:19pm
THE CRUCIBLE
WILDCAT
FIORELLO
TALK RADIO
I AM MY OWN WIFE
HUGH JACKMAN - BACK ON BROADWAY
GLORY DAYS
PACIFIC OVERTURES
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wdwfreak
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joined:10/14/08
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Posted: 8/22/14 at 09:20pm
Motown.
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TheGingerBreadMan
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joined:12/7/12
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Posted: 8/22/14 at 09:20pm
An all-black production of ANNIE would be historically inaccurate. FDR was white.

It could be done, but you would look stupid.
Some people can get a thrill, knitting sweaters and sitting still. That's okay for some people, who don't know they're alive!
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bwayphreak234
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joined:7/4/10
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Posted: 8/22/14 at 09:26pm
Hairspray
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
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FishermanBob
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Posted: 8/22/14 at 09:27pm
700 Sundays starring Cedric The Entertainer, with special guest Madea.
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mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
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Posted: 8/22/14 at 09:48pm
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
THE KING AND I
WEST SIDE STORY
SOUTH PACIFIC
REDHEAD
FLOWER DRUM SONG
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mjohnson2
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joined:11/2/13
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Posted: 8/22/14 at 09:51pm
Also LIZA'S AT THE PALACE
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jimmycurry01
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joined:5/28/05
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Posted: 8/22/14 at 10:11pm
RAGTIME

On a serious note, there is no need for an all black production of anything. I don't see anything wrong with colorblind casting so long as racial issues are not a major theme in the show. An all black cast is not color blind casting. Instead it is harkening back to the "blacksploitation" of the 70's. While this period did give us an amazing Dolly Levi, it also left a bad taste in the mouths of many in the African American population. Today this period in film and the arts is generally derided by most of the population.
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 8/22/14 at 10:13pm
RAGTIME wouldn't work, however RAGS would work brilliantly.
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haterobics
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Posted: 8/22/14 at 11:09pm
If you think that other thread was negative, you don't hang out here too much.
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tazber
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:09am
WHITE NOISE
....but the world goes 'round
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:13am
Friends
The Facts of Life
Downtown Abbey
Ally McBeal
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:14am
MAGIC/BIRD
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:16am
FROST/NIXON

LuPone Gypsy
Updated On: 8/23/14 at 12:16 AM
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:19am
HEATHERS
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:22am
Jennie
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:23am
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Emmaloucbway
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:26am
MISS SAIGON
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:28am
101 DALMATIONS
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ljay889
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:40am
"LuPone Gypsy"

I laughed.
#sadandtransparent
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DAME
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:45am
"In response to a negative thread about an ALL BLACK CAST OF KISS ME KATE IN PASADENA! WHICH IS WONDERFUL! "

So wonderful you are saying it is wonderful before a single rehearsal has begun.
HUSSY POWER! ------ HUSSY POWER!
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Elfuhbuh
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joined:3/23/14
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 01:18am
"HUGH JACKMAN - BACK ON BROADWAY"

Crying.
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g.d.e.l.g.i.
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 01:33am
To add a serious thought to the thread...

I've always wanted to see an all-black presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar, with fresh musical arrangements reflecting current urban styles including not just the traditional rock sound, but also gospel, R&B, hip-hop, and maybe even rap in the appropriate setting. I hear Louis St. Louis came close with Jesus Christ Superstar: Gospel in Atlanta a few years ago, but I'd like to take it just a step further...
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mjohnson2
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 03:31am
In seriousness, though. The only shows that need to have "all-black" revivals are the shows that originally had all-black casts on Broadway by intention. Of those, I would like to see revivals of:

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
JELLY'S LAST JAM
BRING IN 'DA NOISE, BRING IN 'DA FUNK
and PORGY AND BESS (as long as they don't f****** eviscerate it like the most recent revival)
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newintown
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Posted: 8/23/14 at 07:59am
ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY (and black)

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