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THE 10 BEST SHOWS

Pitch Perfect’s Ben Platt stars in the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen

1. Shuffle Along, or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

It was submerged by the Hamilton tidal wave, but in any other season George C. Wolfe’s splashy, talent-packed re-creation of a landmark black musical of the 1920s (and the story of its creation and troubled aftermath) might have been the toast of Broadway. Part revival, part theater history, part backstage drama, the show was not only a tribute to the African-American contribution to the Broadway musical

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