The Great
White Way

Full-Length Stage Musical

The Great White Way: the Bert Williams Musical is a new musical about famed comedian Bert Williams, who was the first major Black star on Broadway, performing in the first all-Black show and breaking the color line as a featured performer in the Ziegfeld Follies. His life in comedy, set against a time of anti-Black race riots throughout the United States, tells the story of the man WC Fields called “the funniest man I ever saw and the saddest man I ever knew.”

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