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Shuffle Along

Shuffle Along, Music Box Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Theater
Music Box Theatre

239 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

Duration
2hrs, 40mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
Preview
Mar 15, 2016
Opening
Apr 28, 2016
Closing
Jul 24, 2016
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Please note: Audra McDonald does not perform at matinees.
The classic musical is brought back to glorious life, starring Audra McDonald.

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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. But with an infectious jazz score and exuberant dancing, Shuffle Along ignited not just Broadway, but all of New York City. Because of Shuffle Along, Uptown and Downtown met — and became one.

The 2016 Shuffle Along, created anew by a remarkable constellation of artists, brings the original show back to glorious life, while simultaneously telling the heretofore unknown backstage saga of its creation — and how it changed the world it left behind.

Critics’ Reviews

The joint is rocking and it's euphoria all over the theater.

Review by Marilyn Stasio from Variety

Shuffle Along is scintillating present-tense theater, with jaw-dropping virtuosity of singing and dancing.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times

Cast & Creative

Cast

Creative

  • Music and Lyrics
    Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake
  • Original Book
    F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles
  • Director and Book
    George C. Wolfe
  • Choreographer
    Savion Glover
  • Set Designer
    Santo Loquasto
  • Costume Designer
    Ann Roth
  • Lighting Designer
    Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
  • Sound Designer
    Scott Lehrer
  • Orchestrations
    Daryl Waters