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Music Box Theatre - Broadway - Etats-Unis

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Première Preview: mardi 15 mars 2016
Première: jeudi 28 avril 2016
Dernière: dimanche 24 juillet 2016

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Mise en scène:
George C Wolfe
Chorégraphie:
Avec:
Audra McDonald (Lottie Gee), Brian Stokes Mitchell (F.E. Miller), Billy Porter (Aubrey Lyles), Brandon Victor Dixon (Noble Sissle), Joshua Henry (Eubie Blake), Brooks Ashmanskas, Felicia Boswell, Amber Iman, Adrienne Warren, Phillip Attmore, Darius de Haas, C.K. Edwards, Afra Hines, Curtis Holland, Adrienne Howard, Kendrick Jones, Lisa LaTouche, Alicia Lundgren, J.C. Montgomery, Erin N. Moore, Janelle Neal, Brittany Parks, Arbender Robinson, Karissa Royster, Britton Smith, Zurin Villanueva, Christian Dante White, J.L. Williams, Pamela Yasutake et Richard Riaz Yoder

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Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald makes her Broadway return in this behind-the-scenes peek into one of the most important musicals of all time. Shuffle Along, or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed examines the turbulent drama that surrounded the staging of 1921's Shuffle Along, an all-black cast musical that was instrumental in breaking down racial barriers on The Great White Way.

McDonald last trod New York's boards in 2014's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, the critically adored Billie Holiday play that bagged the singer her sixth Tony. Her previous wins were for Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin' in the Sun and Porgy and Bess. Also among the all star cast are Tony winners Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate)

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Shuffle Along (2016-04-Music Box Theatre-Broadway)

2016 Tony Awards® nominations

Qualité: **** Intérêt: ***
Langue:
Anglais Durée: 0:01:02


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Version 1

Music Box Theatre à Broadway (Original)
Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 38 previews - 100 représentations
Première Preview : mar 15 mars 2016
Première : jeu 28 avril 2016
Dernière : dim 24 juillet 2016
Mise en scène : George C Wolfe
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Audra McDonald (Lottie Gee), Brian Stokes Mitchell (F.E. Miller), Billy Porter (Aubrey Lyles), Brandon Victor Dixon (Noble Sissle), Joshua Henry (Eubie Blake), Brooks Ashmanskas, Felicia Boswell, Amber Iman, Adrienne Warren, Phillip Attmore, Darius de Haas, C.K. Edwards, Afra Hines, Curtis Holland, Adrienne Howard, Kendrick Jones, Lisa LaTouche, Alicia Lundgren, J.C. Montgomery, Erin N. Moore, Janelle Neal, Brittany Parks, Arbender Robinson, Karissa Royster, Britton Smith, Zurin Villanueva, Christian Dante White, J.L. Williams, Pamela Yasutake et Richard Riaz Yoder
Commentaires : Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald makes her Broadway return in this behind-the-scenes peek into one of the most important musicals of all time. Shuffle Along, or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed examines the turbulent drama that surrounded the staging of 1921's Shuffle Along, an all-black cast musical that was instrumental in breaking down racial barriers on The Great White Way.

McDonald last trod New York's boards in 2014's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, the critically adored Billie Holiday play that bagged the singer her sixth Tony. Her previous wins were for Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin' in the Sun and Porgy and Bess. Also among the all star cast are Tony winners Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate)
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Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

In May 1921, Shuffle Along, a new musical conceived by Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles with music and lyrics by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle, became the unlikeliest of hits, significantly altering the face of the Broadway musical as well as that of New York City. In April 2016 - 95 years later - Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, will be a backstage musical telling the story of the creation of this transformative but now forgotten show.

 

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Inspiration

When Blake, Sissle, Miller and Lyles decided to collaborate on Shuffle Along, they were all Vaudeville veterans, but none of them had ever written a musical or appeared on Broadway. After finding a small source of funding, Shuffle Along toured through New Jersey and Pennsylvania. However, with little funding, it was difficult to meet travel and production expenses, and the cast rarely got paid. The show came back to New York about a year later, during the Depression of 1920–21. The production owed $18,000 and faced strong competition in a Broadway season full of spectacles, such as Sally – a Ziegfeld musical – and another edition of George White's Scandals. It was only able to book a remote theater on West 63rd Street.

Nevertheless, Shuffle Along was a surprise hit, running for 504 performances, turning a substantial profit and spawning tours and spin-offs. The show introduced several innovations; launched or greatly boosted the career of cast members including Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson, Florence Mills, Fredi Washington and Adelaide Hall; and the song "I'm Just Wild About Harry" became a popular standard. The show's energetic dancing and catchy jazz score drew enthusiastic repeat audiences of all races, and celebrities such as George Gershwin, Fanny Brice, Al Jolson, Langston Hughes and critic George Jean Nathan, helping to unite the white Broadway and black jazz communities and improve race relations in America.

Wolfe's book includes a white character who embodies the comments by white critics and other outsiders on Shuffle Along.

Génèse du musical

The show was given two workshops in the fall 2015; there was no out-of-town tryout.
The production began previews on Broadway on March 15 and opened officially on April 28, 2016, at the Music Box Theatre, directed by Wolfe, with choreography by Savion Glover. The two worked together two decades earlier, with great success, on "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk".
Shuffle Along closed on Broadway on July 24, 2016, after 38 previews and 100 regular performances.

 

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Liste des chansons

Acte 1
"Broadway Blues" – Company
"Affectionate Dan" – Noble, Eubie
"Sellin' the Show" – Eubie, Noble, F.E., Aubrey
"Introducing Sam" – Sam, Eubie, Noble, F.E., Aubrey
"Makin' a Show" – Company
"I’m Simply Full of Jazz" – Gertrude, Jimtown Flappers
"Honeysuckle Time" – Lottie, Eubie
"Swing Along" – F.E., Company
"Campaign Songs" – Company
"Bandana Days" – Jazz Jasmines
"Love Will Find a Way" – Lottie
"If You’ve Never Been Vamped by a Brownskin" – Harmony Kings
"You Got to Git the Gittin' While the Gittin's Good" – Noble, Noble's Shadows
"Ain't It a Shame" – Company
"Pennsylvania Graveyard Shuffle" – Dancin' Kids
"Daddy, Won’t You Please Come Home" – Lottie
"(I'm Just) Wild About Harry" – Lottie, Gertrude, Li'l Baby C
"Act One Finale" – Company

Acte 2
"Dance Around the One" – Dancin' Kids, Harmony Kings
"Shuffle Along" – Lottie, Dancing Waiters
"Struttin'" – Noble, Eubie, F.E., Aubrey
"I’m Cravin' That Kind of Love" – Florence, Lottie
"Till Georgie Took 'Em Away" – Harmony Kings, William Grant Still
"The Broadway Buzz" – Izzy, Company
"Rang Tang/Chocolate Dandies" – The Dancin' Kids
"It’s Getting Dark on Old Broadway" – Mr. Broadway, Mr. Broadway's Girls
"The Comedy Chorus Gal" – Freda, Baker Boys
"Uptown Noir" – Harmony Kings
"You're Lucky to Me" – Lottie, Eubie
"Low Down Blues" – Aubrey
"Shuffle Along" (reprise) – F.E.
"Musical Selections with Sissle and Blake" – Eubie, Noble, Harriet, Avis
"Memories of You" – Lottie
"The Original Broadway Rag" – Carlo, Company
"Shuffle Off" – Florence, Lottie, F.E., Aubrey, Eubie, Noble

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Version 1

Shuffle Along (2016-04-Music Box Theatre-Broadway) (Original)
Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 38 previews - 100 représentations
Première Preview : mardi 15 mars 2016
Première : jeudi 28 avril 2016
Dernière : dimanche 24 juillet 2016
Mise en scène : George C Wolfe
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Audra McDonald (Lottie Gee), Brian Stokes Mitchell (F.E. Miller), Billy Porter (Aubrey Lyles), Brandon Victor Dixon (Noble Sissle), Joshua Henry (Eubie Blake), Brooks Ashmanskas, Felicia Boswell, Amber Iman, Adrienne Warren, Phillip Attmore, Darius de Haas, C.K. Edwards, Afra Hines, Curtis Holland, Adrienne Howard, Kendrick Jones, Lisa LaTouche, Alicia Lundgren, J.C. Montgomery, Erin N. Moore, Janelle Neal, Brittany Parks, Arbender Robinson, Karissa Royster, Britton Smith, Zurin Villanueva, Christian Dante White, J.L. Williams, Pamela Yasutake et Richard Riaz Yoder
Commentaires :
Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald makes her Broadway return in this behind-the-scenes peek into one of the most important musicals of all time. Shuffle Along, or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed examines the turbulent drama that surrounded the staging of 1921's Shuffle Along, an all-black cast musical that was instrumental in breaking down racial barriers on The Great White Way.

McDonald last trod New York's boards in 2014's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, the critically adored Billie Holiday play that bagged the singer her sixth Tony. Her previous wins were for Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin' in the Sun and Porgy and Bess. Also among the all star cast are Tony winners Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate)
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Extraits

Shuffle Along (2016-04-Music Box Theatre-Broadway)

2016 Tony Awards® nominations

Qualité: **** Intérêt: ***
Langue:
Anglais Durée: 0:01:02


 

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