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Tap Dancing Broadway Star Maurice Hines Dies at 80

Author: Auditorium Films

Broadway dancer and actor Maurice Hines died on 29 December 2023 of natural causes at 80.

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Known to be the first African American to direct New York's famed Radio City Music Hall, he was also an in-demand choreographer and director.

Hines forged a trailblazing 70-year career creating, choreographing, directing and starring in Broadway shows — and also performing all over the world — all the while overcoming prejudice against Black entertainers in leadership roles, and also prejudice against out gay men and out gay Black men.

The multi-awarded documentary Maurice Hines - Bring Them Back, reflect on his song-and-dance life from Broadway to Hollywood, as well as his tumultuous relationship with superstar brother Gregory Hines & the professional challenges of being an openly gay black man throughout his career since the 60s.

English title Maurice Hines - Bring Them Back
Genre Documentary
Production year 2020
Duration 92'
Production Company CINQUA
Director John Carluccio
Dance style Tapp Dance

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