African American Theater

The Prince and the Actress: When Florence Met George

Though African American performers dazzled British society and its royals since the days of Walker and Williams (who brought their minstrel revues to English shores in the early 1900s), and performers like Aida Overton Walker, Sissieretta Jones, and others were viewed as the epitome of Black glamour–there was something different about Florence Mills. The magnetic …

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Shuffle Along: Sissle & Blake’s Broadway Hit

Tickets are available for George C. Wolfe’s re-imagining of this groundbreaking musical comedy, titled Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, and starring Audra MacDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry.

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Hullo, Tango! and Popular Music of 1914

Perhaps the theatre community of 1914 possessed a bit of clairvoyance, for the rise of musical revues over the past two years was a harbinger for the type of glittering, American-style entertainment the Edwardians would seek during the darkest days of WWI. Hullo, Tango! followed the popular revue Hello, Ragtime! in late 1913, and broke …

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