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Eubie Blake

Date of Death: February 12, 1983 (100)

Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA

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Eubie Blake STAGE CREDITS

[New York]
Original New York Production, 1979
Performer

[Broadway]
1952
Himself

[Broadway]
1932
At the Piano

[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1924
At the Piano

[Broadway]
1921
Performer

Eubie Blake Productions

 
[Broadway, 1975]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 1932]
Musical Director
 
[Broadway, 1924]
Musical Director
Production Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 1921]
Musical Director

Writing

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Pianist Cyrus Chestnut Commissioned For First Time �¿Headlining Performance at Carnegie Hall in April

Renowned pianist Cyrus Chestnut is set to deliver his first-ever headlining performance at Carnegie Hall on April 19th, featuring a full orchestra.

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Reveals 25th Anniversary Season

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's 25th season will be a celebration of “25 Years of Black Heritage.” During its 2024-2025 theatre season, WBTT will offer fan favorites as well as a brand-new world premiere show. Learn more about the lineup here!

FROM RAGTIME TO EARLY JAZZ �" CELEBRATING NEC'S RAGTIME LEGACY Honors Gunther Schuller, November 21

Livestream Nov. 21: 'From Ragtime to Early Jazz' honors Gunther Schuller at NEC

FROM RAGTIME TO EARLY JAZZ: The Gunther Schuller Legacy Concert to Take Place This Month

'From Ragtime to Early Jazz' at NEC pays tribute to Gunther Schuller. Don't miss this celebration of his contributions to the genre.

The Tank to Present World Premiere of [UNTITLED JANE AUSTEN EXPERIMENT]

Christopher-Rashee Stevenson and his collaborators attempt to take you and themselves on a skeletal, surrealistic live tour through Jane Austen's final novel, “Persuasion”. Get all the details here!

Frank Sinatra's 'Platinum' Out Today Celebrating 70th Anniversary of Sinatra's Capitol Recordings

The  44-track set features a cross-section of his most beloved songs and sought-after rarities. From the swinging “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and ebullient “Come Fly With Me” to the breathtaking “Moonlight in Vermont” and torch song “Only The Lonely,” the set also includes previously unreleased tracks culled from the Capitol vaults.

Frank Owens, Broadway Musician And Former Musical Director For IT'S SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, Passes Away

Frank Owens, Broadway Musical Virtuoso, Former Musical Director for 'It's Showtime at the Apollo' Dies. A pianist for nearly seven decades, Owens backed talent on Broadway stages, recording studios and TV sets – backing artists from Lena Horne to The Washington Ballet.

Frank Sinatra 'Platinum' Out Next Month to Celebrate 70th Anniversary Of Capitol Recordings

Available on 4LP, 2CD, and digital formats, the 44-track collection features a cross-section of Sinatra’s most beloved songs and sought-after rarities. From the swinging “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and ebullient “Come Fly With Me” to the breathtaking “Moonlight in Vermont” and torch song “Only The Lonely,” the set also includes unreleased tracks.

What's the Longest and Shortest Broadway Musical?

This month, the reader question was: What’s the longest and shortest Broadway musical? Find out!

Review: TREEMONISHA at Opera Theatre Of Saint Louis

Last Saturday Opera Theatre of St. Louis premiered a new adaptation of Scott Joplin’s legendary opera Treemonisha.  It is a bright and worthy addition to our recent flurry of adoration of some of America’s major black composers;  the Black Rep closed their stunningly fine evening of Eubie Blake’s music three days earlier.

54 SINGS SHUFFLE ALONG, MATTHEW SCOTT: THE JESUS YEAR, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.org or call (646) 476-3551.

The Drama Book Shop To Present In-Person Conversation With Caseen Gaines And Noble Sissle Jr.

The Drama Book Shop will present a special event featuring acclaimed authors Caseen Gaines and Noble Sissle Jr. The evening will be dedicated to a captivating discussion about the new book, When Broadway Was Black: The Triumphant Story of the All-Black Musical that Changed the World.

Review: EUBIE! at The Black Rep At The Edison Theater On The Washington University Campus

Originally produced in the 1970s, EUBIE re-introduced audiences to Blake’s iconic career and  his music with a 23-song musical review. The Black Rep's production has taken century old music giving it a current sound with choreography that is both traditional and contemporary. The vocally talented cast of high-kicking and toe-tapping dancers make the most of Beal’s complicated choreography while singing EUBIE’s score with beautiful ease.

Yazbeck & Della Penna's DEAD OUTLAW, LANGSTON IN HARLEM, and More to Play 54 Below in May

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

Major Attaway, Carmen Ruby Floyd & More to Star in SHUFFLE ALONG Celebration at 54 Below

54 BELOW has announced that Noble Sissle, Jr. will host the show celebrating his father’s work on May 22 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm.

Berkshire Nonprofit Awards Will Honor Julianne Boyd With Lifetime Achievement

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Alan Paul and Managing Director Meredith Lynsey Schade, have announced that Founding Artistic Director Julianne Boyd will be honored with The Berkshire Nonprofit Awards Lifetime Achievement Award from The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, in partnership with The Berkshire Eagle on May 23.

21 Theater Books for Your Winter 2023 Reading List

From theatre biographies to theatre fiction; theatre books for kids to theatre history; check out our collection of 21 new Broadway books for every theatre lover's winter reading list.

Listen: THE THEATRE PODCAST With Alan Seales Welcomes Brandon Victor Dixon

Hear a podcast exclusive as The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales chats with Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Brandon Victor Dixon.

Which Songs Have Appeared in Multiple Broadway Shows?

This month, the reader question was: 'Which songs have appeared in multiple Broadway shows?'

Which Shows Have Had the Most Broadway Debuts?

In the latest edition of Jennifer Ashley Tepper's Broadway Deep Dive, we find out which shows have had the most Broadway debuts. Find out what made the list!

Eubie Blake FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Eubie Blake has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Eubie Blake has not appeared in the West End

Eubie Blake has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for the Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for his work on the musical "Eubie!" Additionally, he received a nomination for Musical of the Year at the Olivier Awards for his contributions to "Bubbling Brown Sugar".

Eubie Blake has written 14 shows including Tan Manhattan (Composer), Shuffle Along [1921] (Composer), Elsie (Composer/Lyricist), André Charlot's Revue of 1924 (Composer), The Chocolate Dandies (Composer/Lyricist), Lew Leslie's Blackbirds (Composer), Shuffle Along [1933] (Composer), Swing It (Composer), Shuffle Along [1952] (Composer), Bubbling Brown Sugar (Composer/Lyricist), Eubie! (Composer), Big Deal (Composer), Stairway to Paradise (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed (Songwriter).

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