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Paradise Square

Paradise Square

by Jason Howland, Nathan Tysen, Masi Asare, Chistina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas and Larry Kirwan

Based on a Real-Life Event
Dance Musical
Written by a Black Artist

Opening Soon on Broadway

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Paradise Square

Paradise Square

A new musical about life in New York’s infamous Five Points neighborhood.


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. 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.

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Ethel Barrymore Theatre
243 West 47th Street
New York, NY

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Important Dates
PREVIEWS: February 22, 2022
OPENING: March 20, 2022

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Composer and Lyricist
Jason Howland


Nathan Tysen


Masi Asare


Larry Kirwan


Craig Lucas


Marcus Gardley


Christina Anderson

Broadway Premiere

Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Opening Night
March 20, 2022
Original Cast
Joaquina Kalukango, Kevin Dennis, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, Jacob Fishel, Chilina Kennedy, Gabrielle McClinton, A.J. Shively, Nathaniel Stampley, Karen Burthwright, Kennedy Caughell, Dwayne Clark, Garrett Coleman, Colin Cunliffe, Chloe Davis, Bernard Dotson, Jamal Christopher Douglas, Sam Edgerly, Shiloh Goodin, Jacobi Hall, Sean Jenness, Jay McKenzie, Ben Michael, Jason Oremus, Eilis Quinn, Sara Sheperd, Lael Van Keuren, Sir Brock Warren, Hailee Kaleem Wright
Moisés Kaufman
Bill T. Jones
Musical Staging
Graciela Daniele
Garth H. Drabinsky and Peter LeDonne
Jason Howland
Scenic Design
Allen Moyer
Costume Design
Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design
Donald Holder
Sound Design
Jon Weston
Projection Design
Wendall K. Harrington
Hair and Wig Design
Matthew B. Armentrout
Musical Numbers
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