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- Purlie Victorious
Tony & Grammy Award winner and Emmy & Academy Award nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. returns to Broadway for the first time since his powerhouse performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton. Under the direction of Tony-winning director and producer Kenny Leon (Topdog/Underdog, Fences, A Raisin in the Sun), Odom, Jr. stars in the first-ever revival of Purlie Victorious: A NON-CONFEDERATE ROMP THROUGH THE COTTON PATCH. Written by and originally starring the legendary Ossie Davis, this “marvelously exhilarating” (The New York Times) ...
Following a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater, Suffs arrives on Broadway next spring — and not a moment too soon. From the singular mind of Shaina Taub, this “remarkable, epic new musical” (Variety), boldly explores the victories and failures of a struggle for equality that’s far from over.
The Music Box Theatre was constructed because of an offer Sam H. Harris, a well-known producer, made to his friend Irving Berlin in 1919. Harris proposed that if the songwriter would create a musical revue, he would find a venue for it. Berlin wrote The Music Box Revue and the Music Box was constructed to house the show in 1920. For each of the next four years, Berlin wrote a completely new version of the show. Designed by Charles Howard Crane and E. George Kiehler, the theatre has delicate, jewel-like qualities. It was constructed in the Neo-Georgian style, more in the style of a country home than a standard theatrical style. In the 1920s, the Shuberts began obtaining shares of the theatre from Harris. In 1941, Harris died and his wife sold half the shares in the theatre to the Shuberts, and half to Berlin. Berlin and Shubert obtained equal ownership of the theatre from that point on. Berlin sold his share of the theatre to the Shuberts in 2007.