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New York
13 Mar 2022 - 29 May 2022
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The Public Theater will present Suffs, a new musical from Shaina Taub following the lives and legacies of the key leaders in the Women’s Suffrage Movement of 1920. Suffs tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

Just roughly one century ago, the voting rights of some women were finally achieved through the Nineteenth Amendment, largely thanks to key figures of the Women’s Suffrage Movement: Inez Milholland (Philippa Soo), Ida B. Wells (Nikki M. James), and Alice Paul (Shaina Taub), to name a few. However, just like many of the efforts to improve our society today, this movement was not without its faults. With an honest, 21st-century lens, Suffs seeks to examine both the crucial building blocks and the cracks in the foundation of the Women’s Suffrage Movement through the women that pioneered it.

With a book and score by up-and-coming composer Shaina Taub, Suffs off-Broadway brings forth an exciting new voice in musical theatre. Taub was the 2014 recipient of the esteemed Jonathan Larson Award, and recently gained notoriety with her work composing for and starring in the Public Theater’s most recent Twelfth Night and As You Like It adaptions. Taub is also writing the upcoming The Devil Wears Prada musical.

In 2020, The New York Times profiled Suffs for their Offstage documentary series, which highlighted the process of theatermaking during the pandemic. Suffs will feature choreography from Raja Feather Kelly, who is known for his radical downtown surrealist productions, as well as his own dance-theatre-media company, the feath3r theory, which aims to broaden the space for unheard voices. Kelly has also recently made headlines as the choreographer for the Pulitzer Prize-winning new musical A Strange Loop, now opening on Broadway in spring 2022. Two-time Obie Award-winning director Leigh Silverman will lead the production.

Suffs premieres at The Public Theater on April 6, with previews beginning March 10.

Tickets to Suffs are available now. Get your Suffs tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

A musical event one hundred years in the making, SUFFS brings to life a complicated chapter in the ongoing battle for the right to vote: the American women’s suffrage movement.

Written by and featuring one of the most exciting new voices in theater, Shaina Taub, this epic new musical starring Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Jenn Colella (Come from Away), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), and more takes an unflinching look at these unsung trailblazers.

In the seven years leading up to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, an impassioned group of suffragists — “Suffs” as they called themselves — took to the streets, pioneering protest tactics that transformed the country. They risked their lives as they clashed with the president, the public, and each other.

A thrilling story of brilliant, flawed women working against and across generational, racial, and class divides, SUFFS boldly explores the victories and failures of a fight for equality that is still far from over.

Run time

2h 45m (incl. 15 min intermission)

Opening date

March 13th, 2022

Closing date

May 29th, 2022

Categories

Musicals

Venue

Public Theater

Cast and creative

By: Shaina Taub
Songs by: Shaina Taub
Director: Leigh Silverman
Producer: The Public Theater
Cast list: Jenna Bainbridge (Harry T. Burn/Ensemble), Ally Bonino (Lucy Burns), Tsilala Brock (Dudley Malone), Jenn Colella (Carrie Catt), Hannah Cruz (Ruza Wenclawska), Nadia Dandashi (Doris Stevens), Aisha de Haas (Alva Belmont/Phoebe Burn), Stephanie Everett (Understudy), Amina Faye (Robin/Ensemble), Holly Gould (Alice Paul Standby), Cassondra James (Mary Church Terrell), Nikki M. James (Ida B. Wells), Jaygee Macapugay (Mollie Hay/Ensemble), Grace McLean (Woodrow Wilson), Susan Oliveras (Nina Otero-Warren/Ensemble), Mia Pak (Mrs. Wu/Ensemble), Monica Tulia Ramirez (Understudy), J. Riley Jr (Phyllis Terrell/Ensemble), Phillipa Soo (Inez Milholland), Shaina Taub (Alice Paul), Angela Travino (Understudy), Ada Westfall (Mrs. Herndon/Ensemble)
Choreography: Raja Feather Kelly

Our review

Suffs

There's one moment in Suffs that will make you want to get up and raise your fist. It's early on in Act One, during a 1913 protest where over 5,000 women, wearing white, marched on Washington to demand the right to vote. In real life, suffragist and lawyer Inez Milholland led the procession astride a white horse, wearing a crown and cape. Suffs impressively recreates that moment, with the powerful Phillipa Soo coming out on a full-size replica of a horse as she sings "women of the country" as...

Latest Suffs News & Features

If Nikki M. James could review Suffs in two words, it would be these: "Fucking good!" she exclaims, with no hesitation. Suffs is arguably one of the most anticipated new musicals this season. It's written by Shaina Taub and running off Broadway at The Public Theater. Suffs tells the messy, complicated, and inspiring story of the women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote.Women of color didn't get the right to vote until decades after, with...

Suffs

Suffs is the hottest new musical playing right now — and it's not even on Broadway. The history musical about the passage of the 19th Amendment that allowed women to vote is running off Broadway at The Public Theater, and tickets are going fast. Even before it officially opened on April 6, Suffs extended its run twice. The show is now playing until May 29, and modern female icons such as Sandra Oh, Gloria Steinem, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been among its audience members.On...

Suffs

The world premiere of the new musical Suffs, with a book, music, and lyrics by Shaina Taub, has announced casting. Performances will begin at The Public Theater on March 10, 2022 ahead of an April 6 opening night.Suffs features an ensemble cast that includes Jenna Bainbridge as Harry T. Burn, Ally Bonino as Lucy Burns, Tsilala Brock as Dudley Malone, Jenn Colella as Carrie Catt, Hannah Cruz as Ruza Wenclawska, Nadia Dandashi as Doris Stevens, Aisha de Haas as Alva Belmont and Phoebe Burn, Amina...

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