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The Reviews for SHUFFLE ALONG are In…

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Brandon Victor Dixon and Audra McDonald in “Shuffle Along.” Photo Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

The reviews for Shuffle Along Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed are in, and the critics are in large consensus – it’s a must-see. Though it starts as a musical about putting on a musical – standard Broadway fare – it finishes as much more, offering profound themes like racial equality, artistic ownership, and more. If the story hasn’t intrigued you already, the prospect of experiencing bona fide stars at their best certainly will.  Audra McDonald, Billy Porter, and Brian Stokes Mitchell headline the cast, but the ensemble runs deep…great performances abound. So if you love thought-provoking musicals and stellar acting, singing, and dancing – that’s everyone reading this, we’re guessing – then this one’s for you.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF SHUFFLE ALONG

So just what is it, this tart and sweet, bubbly and flat, intoxicating and sobering concoction being dispensed from the stage of the Music Box Theater? “Shuffle Along,” which opened with a whoop and a sigh on Thursday night, has been suffering from an identity crisis in the weeks leading up to the announcement of…

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TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF SHUFFLE ALONG

The full title of this extraordinary showbiz excavation-renovation masterminded by George C. Wolfe—”Shuffle Along or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed”—is very precisely worded. His first act concerns blackface vaudeville comedians F.E. Miller (Brian Stokes Mitchell) and Aubrey…

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DEADLINE REVIEW OF SHUFFLE ALONG

I’ve written here before that there is no artist in the theater today I admire more than George C. Wolfe, a writer and director blessed with the sharpest mind, the quickest wit, the wildest imagination and the fastest mouth in town. Without him, the theatrical landscape of the past 25 years would be inarguably…

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VULTURE REVIEW OF SHUFFLE ALONG

The Broadway musical season that began with a Hamiltonian bang last August has now ended with another historical explosion, this one detonated by the playwright and director George C. Wolfe. His “Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed” is explosive not simply in the…

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REVIEW OF SHUFFLE ALONG

“Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921” and All That Followed is a refreshing burst of energy, no caffeine necessary. With a cast that features Audra McDonald, Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joshua Henry, and Brandon Victor Dixon (there are 16 Tony wins and noms between them), the…

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2 Comments on The Reviews for SHUFFLE ALONG are In…

  1. Helena Magalhães // April 30, 2016 at 10:48 pm // Reply

    Mesmerizing show Shuffle, Along exceeds competence and creation and gives audiences spetacular shoe tap dancers at their best. Great show, a tribute to energy, performance and inventviness. A must see show.

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  2. Bonnie Hamilton // May 14, 2016 at 8:03 pm // Reply

    I hated it. Couldn’t wait for it to be over. Don’t waste your money or especially your time.

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