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This edition: "Shuffle Along"

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 13, 2016.

First aired: May 28, 2016.

Director/Librettist George C. Wolfe talks about creating the new musical Shuffle Along, or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, which is about the groundbreaking 1921 Broadway hit Shuffle Along. Wolfe is joined by TONY Award-nominated actors Brandon Victor Dixon (who portrays composer Eubie Blake) and Adrienne Warren (in the dual roles of Gertrude Saunders and Florence Mills). Shuffle Along is nominated for a total of 10 TONY Awards this year, including Best Musical, as well as 2 for George C. Wolfe for Best Book of a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical.

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