20 Black Musicals That Livened Up Broadway

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Top row: Dreamgirls original Broadway cast recording; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk original Broadway cast recording. Bottom row: Ain’t Misbehavin’ original Broadway cast recording; Porgy and Bess original Broadway cast recording. All images: Amazon.com.
The cast from the film adaptation of The Wiz (IMDb)
Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls (IMDb)
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Original Broadway cast recording of Ain't Misbehavin’ (Amazon.com)
Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett in the 2013 film version of Black Nativity (IMDb)
Original Broadway cast recording of Porgy and Bess (Amazon.com)
The Broadway cast of Passing Strange (Playbill)
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Original Broadway cast recording of It Ain't Nothin’ but the Blues (Amazon.com)
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Playbill from the 1898 production (Wikipedia)
George Walker, Adah Overton Walker (also billed as Aida Overrton Walker) and Bert Williams link arms and dance the cakewalk in In Dahomey. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Original movie poster (Wikipedia)
Original Broadway recording of Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk (Amazon.com)
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Cast members from the 1943 Broadway production of Carmen Jones (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
Broadway cast of The Color Purple (Playbill)
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