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Barrymore Theatre

243 West 47th Street

Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

New York NY 10036

Paradise Square Summary

This show played its final performance on Sunday - July 17.

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The new musical, Paradise Square has arrived on Broadway.

New York, 1863. An accidental society held the promise of what America could be.

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. The amalgamation between the communities took its most exuberant form with raucous dance contests on the floors of the neighborhood bars and dance halls. It is here in the Five Points where tap dancing was born. But this racial equilibrium would come to a sharp and brutal end when President Lincoln’s need to institute the first Federal Draft to support the Union Army would incite the deadly NY Draft Riots of July 1863.

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.

With visceral and nuanced staging and choreography that captures the pulsating energy when Black and Irish cultures meet and set to a contemporary score that reimagines early American song, Paradise Square depicts an overlooked true-life moment when hope and possibility shone bright.

Paradise Square Special Information

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Paradise Square Cast Members:

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

Paradise Square Creative Team

Authors: Christina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas and Larry Kirwan
Music: Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan
Lyrics: Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare
Director: Moisés Kaufman
Choreographer: Bill T. Jones
Producer: Garth Drabinsky/Paradise Square Broadway LP
Press Agent: The Press Room

Paradise Square Award Winners/Nominees

Nominated for 10 2022 Tony Awards

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical: Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas & Larry Kirwan
  • Best Original Score: Music - Jason Howland / Lyrics: Nathan Tysen & Masi Asare
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Joaquina Kalukango - Winner!
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Sidney DuPont
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: A.J. Shively
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Allen Moyer
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical: Toni-Leslie James
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Donald Holder
  • Best Choreography: Bill T. Jones

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Paradise Square Tickets

Running Time:

Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including intermission

Audience :

Recommended for 12 +
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
March 15, 2022 April 3, 2022

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm*
Sunday: Noon - 6pm (Open until curtain when there is a late performance.)*

*The Box Office will be open from 10am - 2pm on Sunday - December 24.
The Box Office will be closed on Monday - December 25.
The Box Office will be open from Noon - 2pm on Sunday - December 31.
The Box Office will be closed on Monday - January 1.

No future sales 30 minutes before start of performance.

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To reserve your parking spot, visit the Barrymore Theatre SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

Venue Policies
No weapons permitted on the premises. The use of cameras, recording devices, cell phones, and other electronic devices during the performance is prohibited, except as permitted for accessibility services.

Coat Room

Yes - No strollers or furs.