The First Black Actors on the Great White Way

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On April 5, 1917, Three Plays for a Negro Theater by Ridgely Torrence opened at the Garden Theatre in New York City. This performance was a monumental event in American stage history. Not only was this the first dramatic production to portray African American life beyond the cliche, it was also the first production on Broadway to feature an all-black cast. The morning after the three plays were performed, newspapers were filled with praise for the cast, crew, and playwright. Audience member W. E. B. Du Bois declared the ...

The First Black Actors on the Great White Way 2001, University of Missouri Press, Columbia

ISBN-13: 9780826213303

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The First Black Actors on the Great White Way 1998, University of Missouri Press

ISBN-13: 9780826211958

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