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Photos: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of PARADISE SQUARE

Paradise Square is currently running at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Paradise Square opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre last night, Sunday, April 3rd. BroadwayWorld was there on the red carpet and you can check out photos below!

The show, which initially started previews on March 15th, is lead by Tony Award nominee Joaquina Kalukango (Slave Play), alongside Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Tony Award nominee John Dossett (Newsies, Gypsy), Sidney Dupont (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), A.J. Shively (La Cage aux Folles, Bright Star), Nathaniel Stampley (The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, The Color Purple), Gabrielle McClinton (Pippin, Chicago), Jacob Fishel (Fiddler on the Roof), Kevin Dennis (Canadian productions of Young Frankenstein, Assassins), and Matt Bogart (Smokey Joe's Café, Miss Saigon). Aisha Jackson (Frozen, Waitress, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) will stand by for Ms. Kalukango.

New York City. 1863. The Civil War raged on. An extraordinary thing occurred amid the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of the Five Points, the notorious 19th-century Lower Manhattan slum. For many years, Irish immigrants escaping the devastation of the Great Famine settled alongside free-born Black Americans and those who escaped slavery, arriving by means of the Underground Railroad. The Irish, relegated at that time to the lowest rung of America's social status, received a sympathetic welcome from their Black neighbors (who enjoyed only slightly better treatment in the burgeoning industrial-era city). The two communities co-existed, intermarried, raised families, and shared their cultures in this unlikeliest of neighborhoods.

Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas

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Julie Halston

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Julie Halston

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Peter Cincotti

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Peter Cincotti

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Peter Cincotti

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Gryphyn Karimloo and Ramin Karimloo

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Ramin Karimloo

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Ramin Karimloo

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Frank Wildhorn

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Frank Wildhorn and Yoka Wao

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J.Harrison Ghee

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J.Harrison Ghee

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Judy Kaye

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Judy Kaye

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Cheryl Wills

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Merle Dandridge

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Merle Dandridge

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Irene Gandy

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Irene Gandy

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Sheila Johnson

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Sheila Johnson

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Director Moisés Kaufman

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Director Moisés Kaufman

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Director Moisés Kaufman

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Assistant Director Amy Marie Seidel and Director Moisés Kaufman

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Elizabeth Winford and Producer Garth H. Drabinsky

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Producer Garth H. Drabinsky

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Elizabeth Winford and Producer Garth H. Drabinsky

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Matthew Blank

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Lorin Latarro

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Lorin Latarro

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Richard Maltby Jr. and Jamie deRoy

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Skyler Hensley and Shuler Hensley

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Shuler Hensley

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Lillias White

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Rob Ashford

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Rob Ashford

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Chirlane McCray and Bill de Blasio

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Chirlane McCray and Bill de Blasio

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Chirlane McCray and Bill de Blasio

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Chirlane McCray, Bill de Blasio and Producer Joe Crowley

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Taylor Mac

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Jared Grimes

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Larry Kirwan

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Brenda Vaccaro

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Conor Coleman, Eric Craig, Camille Eanga-Selenge, Kristen Beth Williams, Jason Oremus and Elyse Romano

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Melba Wilson

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Melba Wilson

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams and Producer Joe Crowley

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LaChanze

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LaChanze

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Victoria Clark, Brian Stokes Mitchell and LaChanze

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Allyson Tucker Mitchell, Victoria Clark, Brian Stokes Mitchell and LaChanze

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Allyson Tucker Mitchell, Victoria Clark, Brian Stokes Mitchell, LaChanze and Pearl Sun

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Huma Abedin

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Huma Abedin

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Huma Abedin and Producer Joe Crowley

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Cody Renard Richard

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Cody Renard Richard

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Max Clayton and Robyn Hurder

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Max Clayton and Robyn Hurder

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Shoshana Bean

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Shoshana Bean

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Jason Howland and LaChanze

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Lillias White and LaChanze



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