Broadway Rewind: Broadway's Just Wild About SHUFFLE ALONG in 2016
As Broadway remains dark, BroadwayWorld wants to make sure that you still get your theatre fix each and every day until it's back. In our daily series Broadway Rewind, we're uncovering footage from the depths of our archives so that you can relive magical moments of Broadway past!
Today we rewind to 2016, when Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed was celebrating its ten Tony nominations. The musical, directed by George C. Wolfe, played for 100 performances at the Music Box Theatre and starred Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Billy Porter, Adrienne Warren, and Brooks Ashmanskas. Based on the original book of the 1921 musical revue Shuffle Along, the story focuses on the challenges of mounting the original production of Shuffle Along and its effect on Broadway and race relations.
Watch scenes from the musical below!