Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Theatre: Music Box
Status: Closed
(March 15, 2016 - July 24, 2016 )
  • Rehearsal: January 18, 2016
  • Preview: March 15, 2016
  • Open: April 28, 2016
  • Close: July 24, 2016
Musical - World Premiere
Running Time: 2hrs 45mins

Full title: "Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed." 

In May 1921, the new musical "Shuffle Along" became the unlikeliest of hits, significantly altering the face of the Broadway musical as well as that of New York City.  Despite being celebrated vaudeville performers, Miller and Lyles and Sissle and Blake had never performed on Broadway, much less written a musical. But with an infectious jazz score and exuberant dancing, Shuffle Along ignited not just Broadway but all of New York City.  During its run of 504 performances, "Shuffle Along" featured such incipient luminaries as Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson, Florence Mills, Fredi Washington, and Adelaide Hall.  This new production brings the original show back to life, while simultaneously telling the remarkable backstage story of both its historic creation and how it changed the world it left behind.  


For The Record:

A Lab was held in NYC in December 2015.

Total Gross: $15,174,445
Average Weekly Gross: $798,655
Total Attendance: 131,619
Average Weekly Attendance: 99%


07/25/2016 - 07/24/2016
Eubie Banks 03/15/2016 - 07/24/2016
Noble Sissle 03/15/2016 - 07/24/2016
Aubrey Lyles 03/15/2016 - 07/24/2016
F.E. Miller 03/15/2016 - 07/24/2016
Lottie Gee  07/25/2016 - 07/24/2016