Photo credit: Paradise Square (Photo by Kevin Berne)

‘Paradise Square’ to close on Broadway

The production will play its final performance on 17 July.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Paradise Square will play its final Broadway performance at the Barrymore Theatre on July 17. At the time of closing, the production will have played 23 previews and 108 performances. Get Paradise Square tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Paradise Square takes place in the Five Points neighborhood of Manhattan in 1863. Irish immigrants and free Blacks once lived together in harmony and drank, debated, and danced at the titular tavern. But when the 1863 draft arrives and excludes Black people from serving, the tavern becomes a site for the groups to clash over differing ideas of what America should be.

The 10-time Tony-nominated musical began performances at the Barrymore Theatre on March 15. Joaquina Kalukango won a Tony for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Find out more about Paradise Square on Broadway

The Paradise Square cast includes Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Gabrielle McClinton, Jacob Fishel, Kevin Dennis, Matt Bogart, Aisha Jackson, Garrett Coleman, Jason Oremus, Colin Barkell, Karen Burthwright, Kennedy Caughell, Dwayne Clark, Conor Coleman, Eric Craig, Colin Cunliffe, Chloe Davis, Josh Davis, Bernard Dotson, Jamal Christopher Douglas, Camille Eanga-Selenge, Sam Edgerly, Shiloh Goodin, Sean Jenness, Joshua Keith, Jay McKenzie, Ben Michael, Kayla Pecchioni, Eilis Quinn, Lee Siegel, Erica Spyres, Lael van Keuren, Sir Brock Warren, Alan Wiggins, Kristen Beth Williams, Hailee Kaleem Wright.

The original Paradise Square Broadway cast recording is expected to be released in September. A national tour will begin in the 2023-2024 season.

Paradise Square features a book by Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan; music by Jason Howland; lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare; and additional music by Kirwan, partly inspired by the songs of Stephen Foster. Moisés Kaufman directs, and choreography is by Bill T. Jones/ The creative team also includes scenic designer Allen Moyer, costume designer Toni-Leslie James, lighting designer Donald Holder, and sound designer Jon Weston.

Paradise Square is at the Barrymore Theatre.

Get Paradise Square tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: Paradise Square (Photo by Kevin Berne)

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