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Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joshua Henry Jubilantly Bow as Shuffle Along Opens

The Broadway production also stars Brandon Victor Dixon and Billy Porter.

Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Billy Porter take their bow on the opening night of Shuffle Along.
(© David Gordon)

The starry Broadway productionShuffle Along celebrated its opening night April 28 at the Music Box Theatre. The evening marked the final Broadway opening of the 2015-2016 Broadway season.

As Joshua Henry and Brian Stokes Mitchell look on, Audra McDonald is surprised with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
(© David Gordon)

The show presents the landmark 1921 African-American musical Shuffle Along alongside the story of the behind-the-scenes saga that led the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this groundbreaking work. George C. Wolfe directs and writes a new book for the production, which features choreography by Savion Glover.

Joshua Henry and Audra McDonald share a moment during curtain call.
(© David Gordon)

The cast is led by Tony winners Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), and Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), as well as Tony nominees Brandon Victor Dixon (Motown the Musical), Joshua Henry (Violet), and Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Amber Iman (Soul Doctor), and Adrienne Warren (Bring It On).

An emotional Adrienne Warren takes a bow with costars Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, and Brooks Ashmanskas.
(© David Gordon)

The production features music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Daryl Waters, scenic design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, and sound design by Scott Lehrer. Shelton Becton is musical director.

Brandon Victor Dixon proudly congratulates his costar Amber Iman.
(© David Gordon)
Joshua Henry, Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, and Audra McDonald can't contain their enthusiasm.
(© David Gordon)
George C. Wolfe and Audra McDonald take a moment to themselves.
(© David Gordon)
Savion Glover, George C. Wolfe, and Audra McDonald celebrate their Broadway returns.
(© David Gordon)
Original Ragtime stars Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell reunite in Shuffle Along.
(© David Gordon)
Happy opening to the full company of Shuffle Along!
(© David Gordon)

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