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Eubie! was a revue featuring the music of Eubie Blake, with lyrics by Noble Sissle, Andy Razaf, Johnny Brandon, F. E. Miller, and Jim Europe.


BWW Review: Paula Dione Ingram Shines Brightly Celebrating 'Black Broadway' in New York Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Sep 2, 2016

2016 is one of Broadway's most diverse seasons, so much so it spawned a Twitter trending hashtag #TonysSoDiverse following the nominations for this past weekend's awards ceremony. 12 Black and non-Black actors of color were nominated for a Tony Award. For the first time in the Tonys' history, all four musical acting categories were won by Black actors, and if you walk down 45th Street, as soprano Paula Dione Ingram has, the block is lit up by 'Black Broadway.' It's a laudable moment in a theatre history that has not always been so and still continues to have a long way to go, the subject of Ingram's Dark Legacy: Bright Lights of Black Broadway, her debut show at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 4. (more...)

World Premiere of ON THE RAILS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt welcome Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) for the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

Five Broadway Dance Makers Vie for this Year's Tony Award
by Bob Rizzo - May 5, 2016

Now that the Tony Award nominations have been announced, it looks like a pretty competitive race for 'Best Choreography.' The category is full of creative and diverse work from four established Broadway vets, and the debut of a new modern voice. Each put their own distinctive stamp on dance genres that include tap, hip-hop, salsa, and traditional folk dances with a twist. Here are the five guys to watch out for on June 12th. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes SHUFFLE ALONG's Adrienne Warren, George C. Wolfe & Brandon Victor Dixon This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

An all-new edition of THEATER TALK shines the spotlight on Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, nominated for 10 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) at the Music Box Theatre - librettist/director George C. Wolfe (nominated for Best Book and Best Director of a Musical), Adrienne Warren (nominated as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in dual roles as Gertrude Saunders and Florence Mills) and Brandon Victor Dixon (nominated as Best Featured Actor in a Musical as composer Eubie Blake).   (more...)

Photo Coverage: SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Win Big at the 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

The New York Drama Critics' Circle just presented its 2015-2016 Best Play and Best Musical: Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS and George C. Wolfe, Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's SHUFFLE ALONG, OR THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED. The selections were made at the organization's 81st annual voting meeting. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/14/2016
by - May 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/14/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amazing Musician CORKY HALE Tells Us About I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU Opening Tonight at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre
by Don Grigware - May 13, 2016

The great musician Corky Hale needs no introduction. She and her husband composer Mike Stoller have worked with everyone in the music business including Sinatra and Steisand. She is currently producing a revue entitled I Only Have Eyes For You about the music of Al Dubin. It will open at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre Friday May 13. In our chat Hale talks about the show, Dubin and about her incomparable show business life. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald: The Intentionally Unglamorous Broadway Life
by Michael Dale - Mar 8, 2016

The six-time Tony winner's consistent presence on Broadway has made her a symbol of its increasing diversity. (more...)

TNC's 'SONGS OF THE HARLEM RIVER' Showcases Black Women Writers This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

While the nation transitions from Black History Month to Women's History Month, Theater for the New City is presenting an evening of one-act plays from the Harlem Renaissance, including four by women and a fifth focusing on women's right to vote. (more...)

Reasons To Get Excited: Broadway's April Openings
by Michael Dale - Mar 30, 2016

With the April 28th Tony Award eligibility deadline looming, there are seven big new shows to get excited about. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG Will Offer $40 Ticket for 4/1 Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

All available seats for the newly-added Friday, April 1 performance of SHUFFLE ALONGhave been priced at $40. This performance ends a previously planned four-day hiatus period of the production. The producers of SHUFFLE ALONG are offering this low-priced ticket as a thank you to the musical's enthusiastic fans who lined up outside the Music Box Theatre's box office from Monday, March 21 to Thursday, March 24 for the chance to purchase same-day $40 rush tickets, but who were unable to do so since those performances were cancelled as a result of the illness of Audra McDonald, one of the musical's stars. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG to Resume Preview Performances 3/25; Audra McDonald Comments
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

BWW has just learned that previews for SHUFFLE ALONG, which have been cancelled this week (Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24) due to the illness of one of its stars, Audra McDonald, will resume on Friday, March 25 at The Music Box Theatre. (more...)


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SHUFFLE ALONG Preview Canceled Tonight Due to Audra McDonald's Illness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Just in, Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG has canceled a third preview performance slated for tonight, March 23rd, at the Music Box Theatre, due to the illness of Audra McDonald. (more...)

Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Cancels Tonight's Preview
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Just in, Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG has canceled a second preview performance slated for tonight, March 22nd, at the Music Box Theatre. A notification -- without any explanation for the last-minute change -- was sent to ticket buyers. (more...)

Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonald, Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Performances begin tonight, March 15, for Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, the new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles, to create this groundbreaking work. (more...)

Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Sets Rush Policy for Preview Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Performances begin tomorow, Tuesday, March 15, for SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, the new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles, to create this groundbreaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover, and stars six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry, heading a cast of 34. Opening night is Thursday, April 28 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45 Street). (more...)

BWW Feature: SHUFFLE ALONG Through the Ages! A Look at the History of One of Broadway's Most Anticipated Shows
by Alexa Spiegel - Mar 12, 2016

SHUFFLE ALONG was an unlikely hit in 1921. It was one of the first hit Broadway shows starring, written, and directed by African Americans, but it has been overwhelming ignored in theatre history. Ninety-five years later, George C. Wolfe is preparing to bring the show back to Broadway, with a new and updated book by Wolfe. The revival will not only bring the original show' music and lyrics back to the stage, but will also tell the backstage story of its creation, and the impact it had on the theatre scene. SHUFFLE ALONG, OR, THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED, is set to shuffle onto Broadway in the spring, so we're taking a look at the inspiration driving the revival, and a look back on the show's remarkable history. (more...)

Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3pm at the Poet's Den Theatre (309 East 108th Street, NYC). The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. A reception with food, drinks and dancing will follow. Tickets ($50 before June 15th; $60 after that date) are available through The Riant Theatre's website (www.therianttheatre.com) and by calling the box office at 646-623-3488. They can also be purchased (cash only) at the door. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The cast of Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG got a visit from Tinkerbelle the Dog recently - check out photos below! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's Brian Stokes Mitchell Set for Tonight's 'Metrofocus' on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

When it comes to acting, Brian Stokes Mitchell has done it all from television, to film and Broadway. (more...)

FACEBOOK WATCH: Billy Porter Welcomes Tommy Tune and Andrea Martin To SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

The legendary dancer/director/choreographer and the great Broadway clown greet the Tony-winning star backstage. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG Sets Sudden Broadway Closing After Audra McDonald Departs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Times is reporting that Shuffle Along will close on July 24th, currently the date of Audra McDonald's departure citing a low advance for after she leaves the show.  (more...)

Alex Beyer, Julianne Boyd and Bart Roccoberton, Jr. Set for This Week's State of the ARTS on WPKN-FM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Pianist Alex Beyer, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Director of UConn Puppet Arts Program Bart Roccoberton, Jr., are highlighted this week (Friday, June 24) on State of the ARTS which airs LIVE every Fridayfrom 12noon to 1pm on WPKN-FM (89.5) in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SHUFFLE ALONG Chorus Presented with Equity's ACCA Award
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 21, 2016

Earlier today, Actors' Equity Association presented Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed with the tenth annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) the ACCA Award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's Chorus to Receive Equity's 10th Annual ACCA Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Actors' Equity Association (Equity) today announced that Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed will receive the tenth annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus.  Presented by Equity's Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs (ACCA) the ACCA Award is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical.  (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG Performs on the TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

The cast of SHUFFLE ALONG performed a rousing number from the Tony nominated musical. Watch the clip below! (more...)

VIDEO: Savion Glover & Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG Perform on NBC's 'Maya & Marty'
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

On last night's premiere episode of the new NBC variety series MAYA AND MARTY, Savion Glover and the cast of SHUFFLE ALONG performed 'The Pennsylvania Graveyard Shuffle,' from the new Broadway musical. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre Announces Changes to 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

? The Roxy Regional Theatre is gearing up to celebrate 34 years of presenting live theatre in the heart of Historic Downtown Clarksville on the corner of Franklin and First.  The Roxy has long been regarded as 'the cornerstone of downtown re-development,' and SEASON 34 will see new productions and exciting changes to the programming and structure of the theatre. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Admits To Fangirling Over Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

The pregnant Broadway stars says she will definitely be showing the animated program to her little one. (more...)

Vince Giordano Documentary to Make New York Debut at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

How crazy do you have to be to keep a Jazz Age enterprise going in the 21st Century? 92Y presents the New York premiere of the film that attempts to answer that question. (more...)

BWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2016

SHUFFLE ALONG will play its final Broadway performance today, July 24, 2016, the day six-time Tony-winning star Audra McDonald was already set to depart the production for a multi-month maternity leave. SHUFFLE ALONG began performances on March 15, 2016 and officially opened on April 28 at the Music Box Theatre. It will have played 38 previews and 100 regular performances by the time it ends. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's Broadway journey! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti Visit Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell at SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jul 14, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda tweets high praise for the show and for Audra McDonald's understudy Darlesia Cearcy. (more...)

Orlando Repertory Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP), in partnership with UCF, is proud to announce it's 2016 - 2017 Season! The REP is Orlando's premiere and Florida's only professional theatre for families and young audiences, and has staged recent box-office hits such as Rudolph The Red-Nosed The Musical and Junie B. Jones The Musical! (more...)

Actors' Equity Association Celebrates Black History Month with WE LOVE YOU SHIRLEY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Actors' Equity Association's National EEO Committee celebrates Black History Month with We Love You Shirley tonight, February 29th. (more...)

Actors' Equity Association Will Celebrate Black History Month with WE LOVE YOU SHIRLEY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Actors' Equity Association's National EEO Committee will celebrate Black History Month with We Love You Shirley on Monday, February 29th.  The event is open to the public and will be held in Equity's Council Room, 165 West 46 Street, 14th floor.  The event begins at 7 p.m.  Seating is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. (more...)

Broadway Couple Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set for P-Town, Martha's Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that Audra McDonald, the historic six-time Tony-winner and star of Broadway's "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," "Porgy and Bess," "Ragtime," "Master Class" and TV's "Private Practice," will perform for Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on August 21 for one show only at 8:00 pm, and will also perform for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard on August 22 at 8:00 pm for one show only. (more...)

Maurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016

It's been a busy week for Broadway's Brandon Victor Dixon as he takes over the role of Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda's revolutionary smash, HAMILTON. (more...)

Paula Dione Ingram to Make Cabaret Debut at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

'Dark Legacy: Bright Lights of Black Broadway' showcases  black composers, lyricists and performers of Broadway and their influence on other composers who wrote for the black experience. (more...)


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Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) have joined the cast of the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

VIDEO: Savion Glover Chats Significance of SHUFFLE ALONG; Tap Dances on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Savion Glove talked about choreographing the new Broadway musical SHUFFLE ALONG. (more...)

VIDEOS: A Scene By Scene, Song By Song Synopsis of the Original 1921 SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Apr 5, 2016

There were no original cast albums in 1921, so this scene by scene synopsis of the original SHUFFLE ALONG is augmented by various recordings of songs from the score. (more...)

Bid To Meet SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald and Support Covenant House
by Michael Dale - Apr 5, 2016

Have a backstage visit with Audra McDonald after enjoying SHUFFLE ALONG from house seats. (more...)

BWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For Recognition
by Michael Dale - Apr 29, 2016

The director/bookwriter tells the story of a groundbreaking 1921 musical that has since been reduced to a footnote. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Will SHUFFLE ALONG Be Considered a Revival or New Musical for the Tony Awards?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

With the announcement of the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations, awards season is now in full swing, and though many shows have already seen love, one has been noticeably excluded- Shuffle Along. And there is a reason... (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Academy to Stage URINETOWN in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre's (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will presentUrinetown: The Musical, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book Greg Kotis about a dystopian future where water is worth its weight in gold. (more...)

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