Theater

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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Theater

Florenz Ziegfeld and His Girls

Spectacle was the key word in musical theatre of the Belle Epoque, and from the decadent Folies Bergères in Paris, to the Gaiety Girls of London, savvy impresarios gave audiences the glitz, the glamor, the extravagance–and the sin–they craved. The Florodora Girls (who counted the infamous Evelyn Nesbit as a member) gave American audiences one …

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Food

Fine Dining in Gilded Age New York

I’ve already detailed the razzle-dazzle nightlife of the “Lobster Palace Society“, but let’s take a look at an actual menu from one of Broadway’s infamous restaurants: Rector’s. Check out the entire collection of historical menus at the New York Public Library’s online database.

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