Audra McDonald to return to Broadway in 2016 in a musical

NEW YORK (AP) — Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is returning to Broadway next year in a show that reaches back over 90 years.

Producer Scott Rudin said Thursday that McDonald will star next March in a show that looks at the making of the 1921 hit “Shuffle Along,” one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African-Americans.

The show — to be called “Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed” — will have a story by George C. Wolfe and be choreographed by Savion Glover. The duo last worked together on “1996 hit Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk.”