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    The Racial Politics of Broadway’s ‘Shuffle Along’

    It’s still breaking barriers 95 years later. In 1921, New York City saw the premiere of Shuffle Along, one of the first prominent musicals showcasing Black creative talent. Now a powerhouse team of performers and producers — including two-time Tony winner George C. Wolfe, dance legend Savion Glover and unmatched diva Audra McDonald — is transforming the musical. They’ve taken a blackface-racist and hackneyed script and edited it into a musical drama about the original show’s creation that reveals and contextualizes the creative classic for a new generation.

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