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

Music Box Theatre, (4/28/2016 - 7/24/2016)
First Preview: Mar 15, 2016 Total Previews: 38
Opening Date: Apr 28, 2016    
Closing Date: Jul 24, 2016 Total Performances: 100

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)
Produced by Scott Rudin, Roy Furman, Columbia Live Stage, Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Stephen D. Rountree, Managing Director; Douglas C. Baker, Producing Director), Roger Berlind, William Berlind, Broadway Across America, Heni Koenigsberg, The Araca Group, Peter May, Jon B. Platt, Color Mad Productions, Daryl Roth, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman, Ruth Hendel, Independent Presenters Network, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Len Blavatnik, Spring Sirkin and Eli Bush
Book by George C. Wolfe; Music by Eubie Blake; Lyrics by Noble Sissle; Original book by F. E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles; Music arranged by Daryl Waters; Music orchestrated by Daryl Waters; Musical Director: Shelton Becton
Directed by George C. Wolfe; Choreographed by Savion Glover; Associate Choreographer: Marshall L. Davis Jr.
Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto; Costume Design by Ann Roth; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer; Hair Design by Mia M. Neal; Makeup Design by Natalie Young; Associate Scenic Design: Evan Adamson and Jisun Kim; Associate Costume Design: Matthew Pachtman; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Associate Sound Design: Alex Neumann
Executive Producer: Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner and John Johnson; General Manager: Joey Parnes Productions; Company Manager: Penelope Daulton; Associate Co. Mgr: Aaron Quintana
Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Lisa Dawn Cave; Stage Manager: J. Jason Daunter
Musical Supervisor: Daryl Waters; Musical Coordinator: Seymour Red Press; Conducted by Shelton Becton; Associate Conductor: Darryl Ivey; Piano: Darryl Ivey; Reeds: Bill Easley, Mark Gross, Lance Bryant and Jay Brandford; Trumpet: Alfonso Horne and Bruce Harris; Trombone: Jason Jackson and James Burton; Bass: Lucio Hopper; Banjo/Guitar: Ayodele Maakheru; Drums/Percussion: Alvester Garnett; Music Contractor: Seymour Red Press; Music Copying: Emily Grishman; Music Preparation: Katharine Edmonds and Emily Grishman; Keyboard Programmer: Andrew Barrett
Casting: Jordan Thaler, C.S.A. and Heidi Griffiths, C.S.A.; Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Dance Captain: Karissa Royster; Photographer: Devin Alberda and Julieta Cervantes
Cast
Brandon Victor Dixon
Eubie Blake
Joshua Henry
Noble Sissle
Audra McDonald
Lottie Gee
Brian Stokes Mitchell
F.E. Miller
Billy Porter
Aubrey Lyles
Brooks Ashmanskas
Sam
Izzy
Carlo
Railroad President
Famous Celebrities
International Emcees
Amber Iman
Eva
Mattie Wilkes
Madame-Madame
Adrienne Warren
Gertrude Saunders
Florence Mills
Phillip Attmore
William Grant Still
Dancin' Boy
Darius de Haas
Harmony King
Afra Hines
Jazz Jasmine
Curtis Holland
Broadway Debut
Dancin' Boy
Li'l Baby C
Dancing Waiter
Adrienne Howard
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Kendrick Jones
Dancin' Boy
Dancing Waiter
Lisa LaTouche
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Jimtown Flapper
J. C. Montgomery
Harmony King
Erin N. Moore
Jazz Jasmine
Janelle Neal
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Brittany Parks
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Jimtown Flapper
Izzy's Girl
Arbender Robinson
Harmony King
Tommy
Karissa Royster
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Jimtown Flapper
Christian Dante White
Harmony King
Harry Walton
Joseph Wiggan
Broadway Debut
Dancin' Boy
Pamela Yasutake
Broadway Debut
Jazz Jasmine
Jimtown Flapper
Izzy's Girl
Richard Riaz Yoder
Dancin' Boy
Swings: Alexandria Bradley, C.K. Edwards, Jason Holley, Lee Howard, Alicia Lundgren, Britton Smith and Zurin Villanueva
Understudies: Phillip Attmore (Harmony King), Darlesia Cearcy (Lottie Gee), Darius de Haas (Eubie Blake), C.K. Edwards (Harmony King), Leo Ash Evens (Carlo, Emcees, Izzy, Railroad President, Sam), Jason Holley (William Grant Still), Amber Iman (Lottie Gee), Kendrick Jones (William Grant Still), J. C. Montgomery (F.E. Miller), Janelle Neal (Eva, Madame-Madame, Mattie Wilkes), Arbender Robinson (Aubrey Lyles), Britton Smith (Harmony King), Zurin Villanueva (Eva, Florence Mills, Gertrude Saunders, Madame-Madame, Mattie Wilkes), Christian Dante White (Noble Sissle), Pamela Yasutake (Florence Mills, Gertrude Saunders) and Richard Riaz Yoder (Harmony King)
Tony Award®
2016 Best Musical [nominee]
Executive Producer: John Johnson, Joey Parnes and Sue Wagner; Produced by The Araca Group, Roger Berlind, William Berlind, Len Blavatnik, Broadway Across America, Eli Bush, Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Stephen D. Rountree, Managing Director; Douglas C. Baker, Producing Director), Color Mad Productions, Columbia Live Stage, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman, Roy Furman, Ruth Hendel, Independent Presenters Network, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Heni Koenigsberg, Peter May, Jon B. Platt, Daryl Roth, Scott Rudin, Spring Sirkin and Tulchin Bartner Productions
2016 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by George C. Wolfe
2016 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee]
Brandon Victor Dixon
2016 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee]
Adrienne Warren
2016 Best Choreography [nominee]
Savion Glover
2016 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
George C. Wolfe
2016 Best Orchestrations [nominee]
Daryl Waters
2016 Best Scenic Design of a Musical [nominee]
Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto
2016 Best Costume Design of a Musical [nominee]
Costume Design by Ann Roth
2016 Best Lighting Design of a Musical [nominee]
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer
Drama Desk Award
winner 2016 Outstanding Musical [winner]
Produced by Scott Rudin, Roy Furman, Columbia Live Stage, Center Theatre Group (Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director; Stephen D. Rountree, Managing Director; Douglas C. Baker, Producing Director), Roger Berlind, William Berlind, Broadway Across America, Heni Koenigsberg, The Araca Group, Peter May, Jon B. Platt, Color Mad Productions, Daryl Roth, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Scott M. Delman, Sonia Friedman, Ruth Hendel, Independent Presenters Network, Tulchin Bartner Productions, Len Blavatnik, Spring Sirkin and Eli Bush
2016 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Executive Producer: Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner and John Johnson
winner 2016 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Savion Glover
2016 Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical [nominee]
Sound Design by Scott Lehrer
winner 2016 Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical [winner]
Costume Design by Ann Roth
2016 Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical [nominee]
Lighting Design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher
winner 2016 Outstanding Wig and Hair [winner]
Hair Design by Mia M. Neal
music by Eubie Blake; lyrics by Noble Sissle
ACT 1 Sung By
Broadway Blues Company
Affectionate Dan Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake
Sellin' the Show Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle, F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles
Introducing Sam Sam, Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle, F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles
Makin' a Show Company
I'm Simply Full of Jazz Gertrude Saunders and Jimtown Flappers
Honeysuckle Time Lottie Gee and Eubie Blake
Swing Along F.E. Miller and Company
Campaign Songs Company
Bandana Days Jazz Jasmines
Love Will Find a Way Lottie Gee
If You've Never Been Vamped by a Brownskin Harmony Kings
You Got to Git the Gittin' While the Gittin's Good Noble Sissle and Noble's Shadows
Ain't It a Shame Company
Pennsylvania Graveyard Shuffle Dancin' Kids
Daddy, Won't You Please Come Home Lottie Gee
(I'm Just) Wild About Harry Lottie Gee, Gertrude Saunders and Li'l Baby C
Act One Finale Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Dance Around the One Dancin' Kids and Harmony Kings
Shuffle Along Lottie Gee and Dancing Waiters
Struttin' Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake, F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles
I'm Cravin' That Kind of Love Florence Mills and Lottie Gee
Till Georgie Took 'Em Away Harmony Kings and William Grant Still
The Broadway Buzz Izzy and Company
Rang Tang/Chocolate Dandies Dancin' Kids
It's Getting Dark on Old Broadway Mr. Broadway and Mr. Broadway's Girls
That Comedy Chorus Girl Freda and Baker Boys
Uptown Noir Harmony Kings
You're Lucky to Me Lottie Gee and Eubie Blake
Low Down Blues Aubrey Lyles
Shuffle Along (Reprise) F.E. Miller
Memories of You Lottie Gee
The Original Broadway Rag Carlo and Company
Shuffle Off Florence Mills, Lottie Gee, F.E. Miller, Aubrey Lyles, Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle