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“Black Broadway,” a stage production by Howard University director of musical theater Mike Malone, will attempt, in an hour, to spotlight the African-American presence on the Great White Way, from minstrelsy through “Bojangles,” “Bubblin’ Brown Sugar,” and Dreamgirls. With six dancers, including members of the touring companies of Sugar and The Wiz, musical director/pianist Tony Booker, and some accompanying recorded sounds, Malone, a Helen Hayes Award-winner known for his adaption of Black Nativity, should be able to pull it off. Presented in association with the National Portrait Gallery exhibition “Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals,” which runs to July 6. At 7 p.m. tonight through Wednesday at the National Portrait Gallery’s Great Hall, 8th & F Sts. NW. FREE. (202) 357-2920. (Steve Kiviat)