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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: MVD3988D
  • UPC: 760137398899
  • Street Date: 10/06/20
  • PreBook Date: 09/01/20
  • Label: Vision Films »
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run Time: 1:37:0 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2020
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: US,CA
  • Language: English


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The Black Emperor Of Broadway

Charles S. Gilpin made history as the first Black man in a lead role on Broadway, paving the way for change.

The Black Emperor Of Broadway
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Based on a true story, Charles S. Gilpin was the first African-American to star in a leading role in a stage play during a time where roles of color were previously played by white men in blackface. As Gilpin rose to fame and recognition, tensions were high between he and playwright Eugene O'Neill which ultimately lead to parting ways, though his acclaimed performance has changed Broadway forever.


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  • Stars Shaun Parkes (The Mummy Returns), John Hensley (“Nip/Tuck”), Nick Moran (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 & 2), John Hensley (“How to Get Away with Murder ”) and Liza Weil (“Gilmore Girls”).
  • Festival hit including OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2020 Kansas City FilmFest International, OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2020 Greenwich International Film Festival and more!
  • Well received film showcases a diverse cast and highlights African-American history on Broadway.

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A small gem on a film... Shaun Parkes gives and amazing performance.. Recommended.

     —Steve Kopian, Unseenfilms.net


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