Broadway's Paradise Square has cancelled all performances April 17 due to cases of COVID in the company, with the production expected to resume April 19. The hiatus began with a cancellation of just April 7 performances, which was later extended through April 10, and again through April 15. Ticket holders should contact their point of sale for exchanges or refunds. Check ParadiseSquareMusical.com for the latest.
Directed by Moisés Kaufman and choreographed by Tony winner Bill T. Jones, Paradise Square officially opened on Broadway April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The work takes place during the Civil War and follows a group of Irish immigrants and Black Americans fighting for a similar cause.
The 40-member cast is led by Tony nominee Joaquina Kalukango (Slave Play), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Tony nominee John Dossett (Gypsy), Matt Bogart (Smokey Joe’s Café), Kevin Dennis (Assassins), Nathaniel Stampley (Porgy & Bess), A.J. Shively (Bright Star), Sidney DuPont (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Gabrielle McClinton (Pippin), and Jacob Fishel (Fiddler on the Roof).
The work was conceived by Black 47 frontman Larry Kirwan. Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas, and Kirwan penned the musical's book to a score with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare, and additional music by Kirwan.