Broadway In Chicago Presents PARADISE SQUARE — Preview

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November 2, 2021 - December 5, 2021


James M. Nederlander Theatre 
24 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL, 60601



For tickets, visit the Broadway in Chicago page, call (312) 977-1710, or email for groups of 10+

Broadway in Chicago presents the Pre-Broadway Premiere of Paradise Square. Paradise Square is a musical set in New York City in 1863 and captures what happens when Black and Irish cultures collide as a result of the Civil War displacing the two.

A Broadway in Chicago spokesperson says, “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: 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.”

Broadway In Chicago PARADISE SQUARE
Broadway In Chicago PARADISE SQUARE
Broadway In Chicago PARADISE SQUARE


Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Produced by Garth H. Drabinsky 
Co-produced by Peter LeDonne
Casting by Stewart/Whitley, CSA
Choreography by Bill T. Jones
Irish and Hammerstep Choreography by Garrett Coleman and Jason Oremus
Associate Choreographers are Talli Jackson and Gelan Lambert 
Musical Staging by Graciela Daniele, in collaboration with Kaufman and Jones
Score by Jason Howland and Nathan Tysen, with additional material by Masi Asare and Kirwan
Scenic Design by Allen Moyer
Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design by Donald Holder
Sound Design by Jon Weston
Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington
Special Effects by Gregory Meeh
Hair and Wig Design by Matthew B. Armentrout
Dramaturgy by Thulani Davis and Sydné Mahone
Book by Christina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan


For more information, visit the Broadway in Chicago website.

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