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West Randolph Street 24, Chicago, IL 60601

Paradise Square

Closed December 5, 2021

Discover a pivotal moment in our history with this brand new musical

Why See Paradise Square?

Broadway ShowsPre BroadwayMusicalsStrictly Limited Runs

Pre Broadway premiere

The Nederlander Theatre re-opens this winter with the Chicago premiere of this galvanizing new musical that examines a true story from the history of racial division in this country. Set in New York in 1863, welcome to Paradise Square, a rambunctious local tavern in the Five Points neighborhood where the clientele is made up of Free Blacks and newly arrived Irish Immigrants. United by both groups' outsider status in the city, harmony exists, with a shared culture emerging against the tumult of the encroaching Civil War.

With a score inspired by 19th-century music and choreography that weaves between traditional Irish step-dancing and African Juba dancing, Paradise Square is set to be a timely and dynamic production that asks us all what it really means to be an American.

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Dates

Opening night: 2 November 2021

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Photo by Kai Oberhäuser on Unsplash

COVID 19 SECURE

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Joaquina Kalukango
Chilina Kennedy
John Dossett
Sidney DuPont
A.J. Shively
Nathaniel Stampley
Gabrielle McClinton
Jacob Fishel
Kevin Dennis

Creative

Book by Christina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas and Larry Kirwan.
Music and lyrics by Jason Howland, Nathan Tyson and Masi Asare
Direction is by Moises Kaufman
Choreography by Bill T. Jones

What you thought

14 reviews, average rating: (3.0 Stars)

3.0 star rating

Dennis Roberts: “Curb your cynicism”

Paradise Square offers an idealization we need to embrace. The stratification... more

Cheryl : “GO SEE THIS OUTSTANDING MUSICAL!!!!”

Saw this the day after Thanksgiving and so glad we chose to see this and... more

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