Already closed | 2h 40m | Midtown W

Shuffle Along

From 788 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

About the show

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.

2h 40m | Already closed | Music Box Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (788)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging
84
Avg Score

During previews
98
Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Masterful, Relevant

See it if U love fabulous choreography, top notch cast, someting relevant and historical

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

During previews
97
Must see, Great dancing, Entertaining, Fun, Happy

See it if You like great dancing, especially tap.

Don't see it if You don't like dancing.

During previews
50
Disappointing, Slow, Great choreography, Great acting

See it if You want to see the incredibly talented cast. Audra tap dance! Brilliant choreography.

Don't see it if The book is just awful and all that talent on stage can't save this show.

During previews
99
Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to see the most talented cast on Broadway right now!

Don't see it if want to miss one of the most entertaining and historic musical in Broadway's history!

During previews
78
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if U like great dancing, performances and originality

Don't see it if U r not interested in what real theater artists r doing

During previews
85
Original, Ambitious, Absorbing, Must see, Great staging

See it if if you like audra mcdonald, great dancing, great vocals

Don't see it if if you have to work the next day, standing ovation at 11:15pm

During previews
92
Great acting, Profound, Exquisite

See it if You appreciate heritage and the sacrifices that have been made for artists of color to have a place on Broadway...

Don't see it if You don't appreciate plays that effectively edutain! (Educate and Entertain)

During previews
90
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if You appreciate exceptional singing, dancing and acting talent and have an interest in musical theater history.

Don't see it if I think that everyone should see it.

During previews
99
Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Exquisite, Intelligent

See it if You love the 20's, or tap dancing, or outstanding costumes, or some of today's most soulful performers on stage, or theater with GUTS!

Don't see it if You have no taste.

During previews
96
Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing, Funny, Refreshing

See it if If you like great. Dancing ,music

Don't see it if Don't like musicals

During previews
36
Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want to see the actors

Don't see it if You want a good theatre evening

During previews
88
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Want to see tap dancing, great acting.

Don't see it if Don't like long shows. Over 3 hours but I saw a preview show.

For a previous production
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful

See it if Wow! One of the best shows I have ever seen. The singing, dancing, acting, staging all perfection!

Don't see it if See this!


April 28th, 2016
“As staged by Mr. Wolfe and Mr. Glover routines first performed nearly a century ago come across as defiantly fresh...What’s new in this 'Shuffle Along' is the part written by Mr. Wolfe, and it’s what feels stalest...The clunky, shoehorned-in exposition doesn’t overwhelm the sweeping grace of ‘Sh...
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April 28th, 2016
“The first half is sensational; the second is difficult...But with a cast this incandescent and Wolfe staging a constant flow of miracles, there’s an overflow of joy and style that smooths over stylistic rough edges and knotty stitching of history to myth...We can luxuriate in a breathtaking piec...
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April 28th, 2016
"Wolfe bombards a core of ideas about race and culture with a billion showbiz protons to produce both a gorgeous spectacle and a big, smoking crater where your former ideas of Broadway once stood...If much of Act Two is a PowerPoint presentation, with astonishing slides but bullet-point arguments...
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April 28th, 2016
“Scene after scene dazzles in one of the most electrifying entertainments on Broadway...While the showmanship is extraordinary, ‘Shuffle Along’ could have benefited from a developmental run to hone the fluidity of its storytelling...The project's strengths far outweigh its flaws. The cast is magn...
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