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 I saw the show with the understudy and still enjoyed it immensely. Great music and dance. Packed with information and history.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in American history, don't like musicals.
See it if If you love dancing and want to see a full Tony winner show!! Very entertaining!! If you like tap dancing this is the show for you
Don't see it if If you don't like musicals! Kids may not understand the story
See it if you enjoy large, well-executed, well danced production numbers
Don't see it if you would mind the failure to create a compelling story, to develop characters, and to integrate the songs and the book in an engaging way
See it if you love jazz and blues and stunning song and dance numbers and fantastic talent, definitely a must-see if you love jazz, blues, and tap.
Don't see it if you want fully developed relationships between the characters and more plot-driven songs and transitions.
See it if You love big production musicals with lots of tap dancing and great vocals. Audra McDonald was out but her understudy was amazing!
Don't see it if Can think of a reason not to see this. Just go before it closes.
See it if You enjoy terrific tap dancing, pure entertainment. Fun sets, great costumes. The cast is terrific.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals. Story is slight.
See it if you love tapping and are interested in the show's history.
Don't see it if you want a good book. Felt preachy and like a lecture demanding that understand the show's significance. Very episodic and slow.
See it if you love tap dancing, interesting historical tales, and Audra McDonald.
Don't see it if you want something light and whimsical. This a surprisingly heavy musical for being so tappy. And definitely don't see it if you hate tap.
See it if you can see Audra McDonald and/or Billy Porter, and if you love jazz musicals. Also a great musical theatre history story.
Don't see it if you don't like tap or jazz music. There are a lot of jazz ballads, and the story moves slowly at parts.
See it if You love learning history from a musical! And if you love AMAZING actors all in one musical at the same time!
Don't see it if You want pure entertainment. Especially - Act 1, you have to fully engage and think.
See it if you would like to see the most earth shattering choreography this side of Broadway and a re-telling of a lost juncture in American theater
Don't see it if you'd like to see a less than cohesive book and (surprisingly) disappointing performances by its 5 leads
See it if You love tap. Savion Glover's choreography is ecstatic! You want the story of how a historic Afro-American musical got to Bway in 1921.
Don't see it if You are lookg for the original musical. The Sissel-Blake songs are woven into a new story. Interestg but sometimes too much a history lesson
See it if you enjoy masterful performances and phenomenal dancing. Audra McDonald's understudy was AMAZING.
Don't see it if dancing isn't your thing.
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 Enjoy great dancing & choreography & a brilliant star turn by the female lead
Don't see it if You are bothered by a story that is filled with cliches
See it if you're fascinated by Broadway history and what happens to the creators of a show before and after a huge success. Also, THE CAST!!!
Don't see it if you're turned off by documentary-style theatre (which the show feels like at times).
See it if you want to hear the untold history of Broadway. All the Hamilton's and Hairspray's owe their success to the history told in this show.
Don't see it if you are bored by history or don't enjoy the 1920s/30s style of music/dance/performance