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'Footnotes' Book Excerpt: Caseen Gaines Tells Story of Black Artists Behind Broadway's 'Shuffle Along' (Exclusive)

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As Broadway continues to be shut down amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, author Caseen Gaines is giving readers a chance to experience opening night again in his new book.

InFootnotes: The Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way(Sourcebooks), out May 25, Gaines transports readers to New York in the roaring twenties to tell the story of the artists behind therevolutionaryproductionShuffle Along, the first Broadway show with anall-Black cast and creative team.Further, Gaines examines how lyricist Noble Sissle, composer Eubie Blake and comedians Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles defied the odds and overcame racism, poverty and violence to break down racial barriers and bring jazz music to the mainstream, usher in the Harlem.

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