About the Musical

The Great White Way: the Bert Williams Musical is a new musical about the famed comedian, Bert Williams, who was the first major black star on Broadway. 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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Project History

  • 2019: Aaron Alon completes a first draft of The Great White Way: the Bert Williams Musical
  • 2020: Revisions and casting for the concept cast recording

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