Entertainment

Shuffle Along: The Making of the musical sensation of 1921 and all that followed

May 2, 2016
By Leonard Golubchck, LaborPress Entertainment Editor 

New York, NY – The musical which has been declared as a new musical by the Tony Panel is now eligible for a Tony Award where there is stiff competition when we consider Hamilton.

The show is a backstage look at an all-African-American looking to put on a Broadway show in 1921. This  was one of the first successful musicals written and starred outstanding Black entertainers of the era which coincided with the Harlem Renaissance.

The show contains dazzling tap dance routines choreographed by Tony award winner Savion Glover (Bring da Noise, Bring in da Funk) and book by and adeptly  Directed by Tony award winner George C Wolfe. The show utilizes the original music of Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle ( I am just wild about Harry and Love will find a way).

The cast is like a champion team, loaded with Tony winners which include Audra McDonald ( six time Tony winner), Brian Stokes Mitchell (two time Tony award winner) and Billy Porter as well as Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry and Brooks Ashmanskas.

The show is produced by Scott Rudin whom has produced many winners on Broadway.

The kinetic energy exudes by the wonderful  performances and tap dance numbers leaves the audience with a satisfied feel-good frame of mind.

May 1, 2016

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