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 want to see an amazing cast strut their stuff in an uneven show. Shame on the producers for blaming Audra for the show's early closure!
Don't see it if you want a show's 2nd act to be as great as its 1st act. If they had ended the show after Act 1 this could've won the Tony for best revival.
See it if for the stars and an amazing ensemble, whose dancing blew the audience away!
Don't see it if enjoy tap or historical based shows - it has a very strong first act but the second act takes a bit to get back up to par.
See it if you like great choreography and tap dancing. great job by all actors.
Don't see it if you want a good story rather than just a bunch of songs loosely strung together.
See it if you are interested in this historical perspective and will enjoy hearing jazz standards and seeing amazing tap dancing
Don't see it if you don't appreciate tap
See it if you enjoy tap dancing, stories about racial inequality, and fantastic vocals.
Don't see it if you hate tap. Or are uncomfortable about talking about race.
See it if you're a fan of any of the principle cast. Audra is amazing and her costars are fantastic. Shuffle Along immensely entertaining. Loved it!
Don't see it if you're not into documentaries. The original was pivotal in musical theatre history but the stakes don't feel quite so high in this show.
See it if you are interested in the history of a forgotten musical and you love great dancing, singing, and staging.
Don't see it if you are only going to see Audra MacDonald because she doesn't play the matinee. Her understudy is also quite wonderful.
See it if You enjoy tap dancing, great singing and a thought provoking story of the beginnings of the Broadway culture
Don't see it if You don't like high energy tap dancing and comedy.
See it if If you love tap dancing. The choreography is amazing. Among the best tap you will ever see.
Don't see it if You don't love history. The book is uneven. The actors are great but, outside of the dance numbers, it's boring.
See it if You love great entertainment with amazing choreography and singing.
Don't see it if You can't stay off your cell phone like the lady sitting three seats down from me who we asked four times to turn her phone off!
See it if you want to understand more about black contributions to Broadway and want a fabulous cast with great music and dancing.
Don't see it if you want a single coherent plot. By choosing to educate as well as entertain the plot doesn't always drive the show
See it if you want to see an amazing all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, perfectly cast leads and the hardest working ensemble on Bway.
Don't see it if you hate musicals in general or "older" sounding music. But it is wonderful...
See it if you want to see the best of the best. Sparks fly off the tap shoes, best talent B'way has to offer, historic production. Unforgettable.
Don't see it if no tix available. Hamilton shut-out forced many shows to close; a tragedy. Landmark show/landmark talent. Savion Glover is King of His Kind!
See it if If you like great dancing and a star studded cast. Especially Billy Porter.
Don't see it if If you want a show that's relevant to today and that you will actually remember for more than two seconds after it's over.
See it if Joyful understanding of the African American musical experience. The tap dancing is out standing and the performances first rate.
Don't see it if You don't like tap dancing
See it if You want to see an all star cast and learn about a pivotal Broadway show.
Don't see it if You want to be excited. You want to see a well written show.