Eubie! The Musical

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The story

The show is a revue of songs by Eubie Banks, the great composer who helped break down racial barriers in the landmark 1921 musical ‘Shuffle Along,’ the first Broadway musical written, directed by and starring African-Americans.

The Team

Music: Eubie Blake

Lyrics: Noble Sissle, Andy Razaf, Johnny Brandon, F. E. Miller, Jim Europe

Director: Julianne Boyd

Starring: Gregory Hinnes, Alaina Reed, Lynnie Godfrey


Nominated for 3 Tony Awards® and 3 Drama Desk Awards. Winner of the Theatre World Award.

1979 Tony Awards


  • Best Original Score (Eubie Blake)
  • Best Features Actor in a Musical (Gregory Hines)
  • Best Choreography (Henry Le Tang and Billy Wilson)

1979 Drama Desk Award


  • Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Features Actress in a Musical (Lynnie Godfrey)
  • Outstanding Choreography (Henry Le Tang and Billy Wilson)

1979 Theatre World Award

  • Best Actor (Gregory Hines)