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SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
Live at Beacon Theatre

Shuffle Along — Nominee for Best Musical

April 28, 2016

Music and lyrics by Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, original book by F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles, book by George C. Wolfe.

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.

Based On:
The original musical Shuffle Along, which premiered on Broadway in 1921 and featured a score by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle and a book by F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles.

Scott Rudin, Roy Furman, Columbia Live Stage, Center Theatre Group, Roger Berlind, William Berlind, Broadway Across America, Heni Koenigsberg, The Araca Group, Peter May, Jon B. Platt, Color Mad Productions, Daryl Roth, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman, Ruth Hendel, Independent Presenters Network, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Len Blavatnik, Spring Sirkin and Eli Bush

Other Honors:
— Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Musical Revival
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical