Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Billy Porter headline this musical about the making of the 1921 Broadway hit 'Shuffle Along.' More…
In May 1921, the new musical 'Shuffle Along' became the unlikeliest of hits. It stumbled into town after a back-breaking pre-Broadway tour, deeply in debt, and set to open at a remote theater house on West 63rd. Its failure was almost a foregone conclusion. But with an infectious jazz score and exuberant dancing, 'Shuffle Along' ignited not just Broadway but all of New York City. Uptown and Downtown met and became one. This star-studded production combines the 1921 musical 'Shuffle Along' with the backstory of the people who brought it to life. 'Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk' collaborators George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover reunite to direct and choreograph.
See it if you like shows with an overabundance of tap dancing. Brandon Victor Dixon's performance is the only fully developed among the talented cast.
Don't see it if you don't like tap dancing. Also, if you do not like musicals with a poor book. This show still needs a great deal of work. It is very long.
See it if you like great dancing and don't mind that the overall show is a snooze-fest with a terrible book despite a talented cast.
Don't see it if you are looking for a captivating experience with a strong book and score.
See it if You love Audra McDonald, even if she isn't it it that much.
Don't see it if You want to see Brian Stokes Mitchell perform, he barely gets to do anything and it's very diasappointing to see incredible talent not used
See it if you are looking for a beat-you-over-the-head history lesson that lacks finesse and grace
Don't see it if well...it closed so you don't have to waste your money
See it if You wish to throw your money out and see big Broadway stars struggle through a terrible book, with cloddish dancing.
Don't see it if You want a good evening in theater. Very disappointing. A waste of good talent . Hope they get it together in previews.