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Photos: The SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just last night, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season!

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below!

Joining 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 in the 30-member cast of are Brooks Ashmanskas, Felicia Boswell, Amber Iman, Adrienne Warren, Phillip Attmore, Darius de Haas, C.K. Edwards, Afra Hines, Curtis Holland, Adrienne Howard, Kendrick Jones, Lisa LaTouche, Alicia Lundgren, J.C. Montgomery,Erin N. Moore, Janelle Neal, Brittany Parks, Arbender Robinson, Karissa Royster, Britton Smith, Zurin Villanueva, Christian Dante White, J.L. Williams, Pamela Yasutake, and Richard Riaz Yoder.

In May 1921, the new musical SHUFFLE ALONG became the unlikeliest of hits, significantly altering the face of the Broadway musical as well as that of New York City. By the time SHUFFLE ALONG stumbled into town after a back-breaking pre-Broadway tour, it was deeply in debt and set to open at a remote Broadway house on West 63rd Street. In a season full of spectacles, such as Sally - a Ziegfeld musical - and another edition of George White's Scandals, SHUFFLE ALONG's failure was almost a foregone conclusion. New York City was still in the throes of the Depression of 1920. And despite being celebrated vaudeville performers, Miller and Lyles and Sissle and Blake had never performed on Broadway, much less written a musical. But with an infectious jazz score and exuberant dancing, SHUFFLE ALONG ignited not just Broadway but all of New York City. George Gershwin, Fanny Brice, Al Jolson, Langston Hughes, and famed critic George Jean Nathan were among the many fans who repeatedly flocked to West 63rd Street to see a cast which - during its run of 504 performances - featured such incipient luminaries as Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson, Florence Mills, Fredi Washington, andAdelaide Hall. Because of SHUFFLE ALONG, Uptown and Downtown met and became one.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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

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Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Adrienne Warren, Brooks Ashmanskas with cast

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Adrienne Warren, Brooks Ashmanskas with cast

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter

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

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter

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

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Joshua Henry, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter and Savion Glover

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Savion Glover, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, George C. Wolfe, Daryl Waters and Audra McDonald

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Savion Glover and cast

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Savion Glover, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, George C. Wolfe, Daryl Waters and Audra McDonald

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Daryl Waters

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Adrienne Warren, Brooks Ashmanskas with cast

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Adrienne Warren, Brooks Ashmanskas with cast

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Adrienne Warren, Brooks Ashmanskas with cast

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Adrienne Warren, Brooks Ashmanskas with cast

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Savion Glover and George C. Wolfe

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Adrienne Warren, with cast

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell

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

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter and Adrienne Warren

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe and Audra McDonald

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe and Audra McDonald

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, , Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter and Adrienne Warren

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, , Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter and Adrienne Warren

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, , Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter and Adrienne Warren

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Amber Iman, , Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter and Adrienne Warren

Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell

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


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