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Paradise Square Summary

  • Show Status: Future
  • Genre: Musical
  • Paradise Square is 130 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Begin: February 22, 2022
  • Show Opens: March 16, 2022
  • Show Closed: June 2, 2021

During the American Civil War, four people from diverse backgrounds have conflicting ideas about what it is to be American. Their disparate opinions collide in Paradise Square.

Paradise Square on Broadway Background

Paradise Square is a new musical set in 1863 that explores what it means to be American in a 19th-century New York City. The city and the country was racked by the American Civil War, which ran from Apr 12, 1861 – Apr 9, 1865. The show is set during the deadly NY Draft Riots of July 1863, where President Lincoln instituted the first Federal Draft to support the Union Army and the residents of NYC rebelled.

The show has been in development for a decade and finally makes it on to the great white way in 2022 after a number of rewrites. The show features Five Points, which was a slum in Lower Manhattan, which was also heavily featured in the 2002 movie Gangs of New York, which was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz.

The show features songs by Stephen Foster, who was a prominent 19th-century American songwriter who specialized in music for tap dance, which has some origins in Five Points.

What’s Paradise Square Like?

In the dangerous NYC slum neighborhood of Five Points, Irish immigrants live alongside free-born Black Americans. The two bottom-rung communities co-exist and share their culture of drinking, violence, womanizing and dancing in the worst of neighborhoods.

Is Paradise Square Good for Kids?

Despite its adult themed content this show may be appropriate for children over 16

Theatre Information

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

243 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,096
Entrance: 47th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Ethel Barrymore Theatre Seating Chart

Cast Members

Nelly Freeman
JOAQUINA KALUKANGO
Annie O'Brien
CHILINA KENNEDY
Frederic Tiggens
JOHN DOSSETT
Washington Henry
SIDNEY DuPONT
Owen Duignan)
A.J. SHIVELY
Rev. Samuel Jacob Lewis
NATHANIEL STAMPLEY
Angelina Baker
GABRIELLE McCLINTON
Milton Moore
JACOB FISHEL
'Lucky' Mike Quinlan
KEVIN DENNIS

Producers

Garth Drabinsky

Production Credits

Director
Moises Kaufman
Choreographer
Bill T Jones
Musical Staging
GRACIELA DANIELE
Music Supervisor, Orchestrator, Arranger
JASON HOWLAND
Lyrics
NATHAN TYSEN
Lyrics
MASI ASARE
Scenic Design
ALLEN MOYER
Costume Design
TONI-LESLIE JAMES
Lighting Design
DONALD HOLDER
Sound Design
JON WESTON
Projection Designer
WENDALL K. HARRINGTON
Special Effects
GREGORY MEEH

Creative Team

Book Writer
Christina Anderson
Book Writer
Marcus Gardley
Book Writer
Craig Lucas
Book, Music, Conceiver, Arranger
LARRY KIRWAN