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Paradise Square

Musical

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 West 47th Street
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
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First Preview Date: Feb 22, 2022
Opening Date: Mar 20, 2022
Closing Date:
Show Run Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes with 1 intermission

New York, 1863. As the Civil War rages on, free Blacks and Irish immigrants live and love together in the unlikeliest of neighborhoods – the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of Lower Manhattan’s notorious Five Points slum. Within this galvanizing story of racial harmony undone by a country at war with itself, we meet the denizens of a local saloon called Paradise Square. These characters include the indomitable Black woman who owns it; her Irish-Catholic sister-in-law and her Black minister husband; a conflicted newly arrived Irish immigrant; a fearless freedom seeker; an anti-abolitionist political boss; and a penniless songwriter trying to capture it all. They have conflicting notions of what it means to be an American while living through one of the most tumultuous eras in our country’s history. Paradise Square depicts an overlooked true-life moment when hope and possibility shone bright.

Ticket Info & SCHEDULE

Ticket Info

Tickets By Phone: (212) 239-6200 / (800) 432-7250

Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office. See Theatre Details for location and hours.

Additional Fees

Tickets purchased online and by phone are subject to a per-ticket service charge and a per order handling fee. Handling fees vary by how your tickets are delivered. Facility fees, where applicable, are included in the ticket price. Note: You can avoid on-line and telephone fees by purchasing your tickets in person at the show's box office.

Theatre Accessibility

TheatreAccess.NYC provides assistance to theatregoers with disabilities. Those who are hard of hearing or deaf, have low vision or are blind, who cannot climb stairs or who require aisle seating or wheelchair locations, who are on the autism spectrum or have other developmental or cognitive disabilities now have one great place to find out everything you need to know to choose a show, buy tickets and plan your trip to Broadway.

Show Details

Paradise Square

Musical, Original, Broadway

Description

New York, 1863. As the Civil War rages on, free Blacks and Irish immigrants live and love together in the unlikeliest of neighborhoods – the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of Lower Manhattan’s notorious Five Points slum. Within this galvanizing story of racial harmony undone by a country at war with itself, we meet the denizens of a local saloon called Paradise Square. These characters include the indomitable Black woman who owns it; her Irish-Catholic sister-in-law and her Black minister husband; a conflicted newly arrived Irish immigrant; a fearless freedom seeker; an anti-abolitionist political boss; and a penniless songwriter trying to capture it all. They have conflicting notions of what it means to be an American while living through one of the most tumultuous eras in our country’s history. Paradise Square depicts an overlooked true-life moment when hope and possibility shone bright.

Credits

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Conceived by Larry Kirwan. Book by Christina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Larry Kirwan, Craig Lucas. Music by Jason Howland. Lyrics by Masi Asare, Nathan Tysen. Inspired in part by the songs of Stephen Foster.

Directed by Anne Allan, Moisés Kaufman. Choreographed by Garrett Coleman, Chloe Davis, Bill T. Jones, Jason Oremus.

Starring: Joaquina Kalukango.
Also Starring: Matt Bogart, Kevin Dennis, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, Jacob Fishel, Chilina Kennedy, Gabrielle McClinton, A. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley.

For full credits, view the show on IBDB.com

Theatre Details

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

243 West 47th Street
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Box Office Hours

Varies by show, check official show website. Typical hours Monday through Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm Sunday: Noon to 6 pm

Cast Recording

 
Paradise Square
Paradise Square

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Ticket Info

Tickets By Phone: (212) 239-6200 / (800) 432-7250

Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office. See Theatre Details for location and hours.

Additional Fees

Tickets purchased online and by phone are subject to a per-ticket service charge and a per order handling fee. Handling fees vary by how your tickets are delivered. Facility fees, where applicable, are included in the ticket price. Note: You can avoid on-line and telephone fees by purchasing your tickets in person at the show's box office.

Theatre Accessibility

TheatreAccess.NYC provides assistance to theatregoers with disabilities. Those who are hard of hearing or deaf, have low vision or are blind, who cannot climb stairs or who require aisle seating or wheelchair locations, who are on the autism spectrum or have other developmental or cognitive disabilities now have one great place to find out everything you need to know to choose a show, buy tickets and plan your trip to Broadway.

Paradise Square

Musical, Original, Broadway

Description

New York, 1863. As the Civil War rages on, free Blacks and Irish immigrants live and love together in the unlikeliest of neighborhoods – the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of Lower Manhattan’s notorious Five Points slum. Within this galvanizing story of racial harmony undone by a country at war with itself, we meet the denizens of a local saloon called Paradise Square. These characters include the indomitable Black woman who owns it; her Irish-Catholic sister-in-law and her Black minister husband; a conflicted newly arrived Irish immigrant; a fearless freedom seeker; an anti-abolitionist political boss; and a penniless songwriter trying to capture it all. They have conflicting notions of what it means to be an American while living through one of the most tumultuous eras in our country’s history. Paradise Square depicts an overlooked true-life moment when hope and possibility shone bright.

Credits

Powered by IBDB.com

Conceived by Larry Kirwan. Book by Christina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Larry Kirwan, Craig Lucas. Music by Jason Howland. Lyrics by Masi Asare, Nathan Tysen. Inspired in part by the songs of Stephen Foster.

Directed by Anne Allan, Moisés Kaufman. Choreographed by Garrett Coleman, Chloe Davis, Bill T. Jones, Jason Oremus.

Starring: Joaquina Kalukango.
Also Starring: Matt Bogart, Kevin Dennis, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, Jacob Fishel, Chilina Kennedy, Gabrielle McClinton, A. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley.

For full credits, view the show on IBDB.com

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 West 47th Street
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

Box Office Hours

Varies by show, check official show website. Typical hours Monday through Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm Sunday: Noon to 6 pm

Paradise Square
Paradise Square