Paradise Square

Paradise Square

After a world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2018, Paradise Square will now receive its Broadway premiere at the Barrymore Theatre. Paradise Square is at the Barrymore Theatre from Feb. 22, 2022. The original musical uses the music of Stephen Foster, and is reported to be expected to transfer to Broadway in early 2022 at a venue to be confirmed. 

Set in mid-19th century Manhattan, Black and Irish Americans live side by side, work together, marry, and for a brief period realize racial harmony. However, the intensifying Civil War soon results in the first-ever Federal draft, leading to riots as whites are called to enlist while blacks are barred from serving. Will the hard-won bonds of friendship, community, and family in the Five Points prevail or be severed forever?

Paradise Square uses a variety of musical and dance traditions to convey the multicultural setting, including traditional African dance and Irish step-dancing. 

Details on Paradise Square on Broadway tickets are to be announced. 

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About Paradise Square:

It’s 1863 and in a 20-block area of Manhattan known as the Five Points, Black and Irish Americans live side by side, work together, marry, and for a brief period realize racial harmony. However, the intensifying Civil War soon results in the first-ever Federal draft, leading to riots as whites are called to enlist while blacks are barred from serving. Will the hard-won bonds of friendship, community, and family in the Five Points prevail or be severed forever?

By:
Christina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas and Larry Kirwan
Director:
Moises Kaufman
Songs by:
Jason Howland, Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare
Lighting:
Donald Holder
Sound:
Jon Weston
Design:
Allen Moyer
Choreography:
Bill T. Jones
Costume:
Toni-Leslie James
Cast list:
Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Gabrielle McClinton, Jacob Fishel, Kevin Dennis, Karen Burthwright, Kennedy Caughell, Dwayne Clark, Garrett Coleman, Colin Cunliffe, Chloe Davis, Bernard Dotson, Jamal Christopher Douglas, Sam Edgerly, Shiloh Goodin, Jacobi Hall, Sean Jenness, Jay McKenzie, Ben Michael, Jason Oremus, Eilis Quinn, Sara Sheperd, Lael van Keuren, Sir Brock Warren and Hailee Kaleem Wright
Paradise Square Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 22, 2022
Opening date: 
March 20, 2022

Barrymore Theatre

Address:
243 West 47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
49th Street station

Latest Paradise Square News & Features

Photo credit: Paradise Square (Photos courtesy of The Press Room NYC)
‘Paradise Square’ gets Broadway transfer at Barrymore Theatre
June 7, 2021

Following a 2018 world premiere and an upcoming engagement in Chicago, Paradise Square will receive its Broadway premiere in 2022.