Broadway legend André De Shields: “My theatrical home is Chicago”

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Justin Kaufmann and Andre De Shields

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The amazing André De Shields joins Justin to talk about his legendary career, starting out in Chicago, what the Chicago theater experience was like in the late 60’s and early 70’s, what he knew about “Hair” before he got a role in the musical, becoming a member of the Organic Theater Company, moving to New York to star on Broadway, what made that time in New York theater special, the physical and mental strain of being an actor, why he continues to return to Chicago to work and his upcoming show, “Confessions of a P.I.M.P.” at the Victory Gardens Theater.

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