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Ambassador Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.

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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.


Paige Davis & John Cariani to Lead Barrington Stage's DANCING LESSONS NYC Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA,  will present a NYC staged reading of Dancing Lessons, the new romantic comedy by playwright and BSC Associate Artist Mark St. Germain on October 5. (more...)

BWW Review: In Birdland Return, Anita Gillette's Songs & Anecdotes Are Charming & Delightful in SO, AS I WAS SAYING . . .
by Alix Cohen - Sep 30, 2015

Ninety percent of the way into her ebullient show last night at Birdland, So, As I Was Saying, Anita Gillette quotes a 1977 review of her performance in Neil Simon's Chapter Two that stated the warmth she exudes could melt glaciers. (The artist wasn't bragging, but was referring to her then difficulty in finding any glaciers, i.e., men to melt.) The description applies today. A packed audience comprised both of devoted civilian fans and theatrical luminaries cheered on the latest iteration of Gillette's dramatized life. Once again directed by Barry Kleinbort with musically directed by Paul Greenwood (who also appealingly sings duets), with Ritt Henn on bass and John Redsecker on drums, the show is as sincere and bubbly as the lady herself. (more...)

BWW Review: In Her Return to Birdland, Anita Gillette Tweets Charming Anecdotes and Chirps Delightful Songs in SO, AS I WAS SAYING . . .
by Alix Cohen - Sep 29, 2015

Ninety percent of the way into her ebullient show last night at Birdland, So, As I Was Saying, Anita Gillette quotes a 1977 review of her performance in Neil Simon's Chapter Two that stated the warmth she exudes could melt glaciers. (The artist wasn't bragging, but was referring to her then difficulty in finding any glaciers, i.e., men to melt.) The description applies today. A packed audience comprised both of devoted civilian fans and theatrical luminaries cheered on the latest iteration of Gillette's dramatized life. Once again directed by Barry Kleinbort with musically directed by Paul Greenwood (who also appealingly sings duets), with Ritt Henn on bass and John Redsecker on drums, the show is as sincere and bubbly as the lady herself. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter as Middle School Sax Player
by Michael Dale - Oct 22, 2015

Add another threat to the Tony-winning star's list of talents. (more...)

Tony Winners Kelli O'Hara & Sutton Foster Added to Broadway Concert Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Mark Cortale, has added two new leading ladies to the line-up of Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Concert Series, for the 2015-16 season. Performances by Tony-Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Sutton Foster have been added due to popular demand, completing the roster of Broadway powerhouses to perform with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky. The series kicks off with Tony-Award winner Audra McDonald on Wednesday, October 7. Additional performances in the series will take place on Friday, January 29 (Kelli O'Hara), Thursday, March 3 (Sutton Foster), and as previously announced, Thursday, May 5 (Megan Hilty). All performances will be held at the Merriam Theater at 8:00 p.m. In this unique series, Rudetsky will serve as pianist and host, engaging in intimate and witty conversations with the Broadway stars, all while presenting an evening of stellar performances of musical theater favorites. (more...)

Theatre of War Presents THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES [FOR THE TRUMP ERA]
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Theatre Of War presents a new adaptation of the Danish fairy tale, 'The Emperor's New Clothes.' Hans Christian Andersen's 1837 text&plot serve as groundwork for a scathingly fresh commentary on 'unconcerned leaders.' (more...)

VIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Thanks Contributors To Covenant House's Sleep Out
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2015

The six time Tony winner is also a tireless advocate for New York City's children. (more...)

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE to Play New World Stages This Winter; Jeff Calhoun Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

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

Eubie Blake's 1921 Musical SHUFFLE ALONG Now in Print
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

One of the most significant musicals of the 20th Century, “Shuffle Along” was a rarity, written, produced, and acted wholly by African Americans. For the first time racially diverse audiences celebrated the uniqueness of this musical together. (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...)

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...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens Monday, February 1st at 10am for tickets to SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a 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 ground-breaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG will star 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. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/25/2016 - Arthur Miller, ROCK OF AGES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 25, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: A slew of stars gather for ONE NIGHT 100 YEARS, honoring Arthur Miller, and the cast of ROCK OF AGES reunites in concert! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/16/2016
by - Jan 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/16/2016. (more...)

Rehearsals Kick Off Next Week for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonald
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

A friendly reminder! Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 18th for Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a 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 ground-breaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG will star 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. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maurice Hines Is Tappin' Thru History
by Naomi Serviss - Jan 13, 2016

Hines has created a charismatic confection that incorporates vintage photos, bittersweet memories, enthusiastic tap dancing and a mega-talented all-female band. (more...)

BWW Review: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Shimmers With Warmth And Elegance
by Michael Dale - Jan 12, 2016

A stylish supper club style tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, and their mother. (more...)

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Opens Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West's Big River, Grease). Performances began December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opening night is tonight, January 11th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG Songwriter Eubie Blake Sings Title Song on Original LP
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2016

The show's official Facebook page has just released a clip of Blake singing the title song on the vinyl from the original musical. Check out the teaser below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/6-2/7/2016
by - Feb 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 7, 2016 - Sunday, February 7, 2016. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: SHUFFLE ALONG
by Walter McBride - Feb 4, 2016

Broadway's Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed is a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself and 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 ground-breaking work. Previews will begin Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Check out photos of the marquee below! (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...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks SHUFFLE ALONG; Sings Yahoo Answers on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy has Tony Award-winning Audra McDonald sing replies to real Yahoo! Answers to questions like, 'Should I tell my parents I'm adopted?' (more...)

Will Audra McDonald Sing More Yahoo Answers on Tonight's JIMMY FALLON?
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

NBC has announced that six-time Tony Award winner Audra Mcdonald will stop by tonight's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, along with fellow guests Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton. (more...)

DVORAK IN AMERICA with Czech Marionettes to Play La MaMa, 3/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America' is a puppet and object theater work examining the influence of African-American and Native American music upon the great 19th-century Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). The piece is written and directed by Vit Horejš and performed by Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre. It traces how Dvorak helped America accept its beautiful multicultural musical traditions by his enthusiasm for African-American and Native American music during his short but influential time in the USA. La MaMa Theatre will present the play's world premiere run March 10 to 27, 2016 in its Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village). Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens today, February 1st, at 10am for tickets to Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. (more...)

Audra McDonald-Led SHUFFLE ALONG Shifts Spring Opening to April 28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has shifted its spring performance schedule. Instead of opening on April 21, 2016, the show will now open on April 28, with previews beginning on March 15. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Rings in the Holiday Season with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
by Charles Shubow - Dec 10, 2015

'Tis the Season with Brian Stokes Mitchell is THE highlight of this holiday season. (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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