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Paradise Square - 2019 - San Francisco (Regional) Tickets, News, Info & More

It's 1863 and in a 20-block area of Manhattan known as the Five Points, Black and Irish Americans live side by side, work together, marry, and for a brief period realize racial harmony. However, the intensifying Civil War soon results in the first-ever Federal draft, leading to riots as whites are called to enlist while blacks are barred from serving. Will the hard-won bonds of friendship, community, and family in the Five Points prevail or be severed forever?

Calling upon a variety of musical and dance traditions including Irish step-dancing and African traditional forms (such as Juba dancing), as well as new ones created from their fusion (tap dance), Paradise Square subverts and reframes some of the most popular music of the 19th century while honoring and celebrating this unique neighborhood's diverse inhabitants, whose passionate, moving, and heartbreaking experiences burn in our imaginations today.


Run Type: Limited Run
Market: San Francisco (Regional)
Previews: December 27, 2018
Closing: February 17, 2019

Berkley Rep (Roda Theatre)

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by Alex Freeman - Oct 31, 2022
For many working in the entertainment industry, it can often feel like we’re living in a different economy than everyone else - the hours maintained have long been different from the rest of the working world, the day to day tasks, the workplace cultures. This week, different stories about how broader economic trends are showing up in the arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced its November line-up for in-person cabaret performances. The lineup will feature James Jackson, Jr., Jon-Michael Reese, Natalie Joy Johnson, and more.
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 31, 2022
The world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical comedy SHUCKED, currently playing at Pioneer Theatre Company, is hilariously corny with story and song as sweet and juicy as fresh, buttered corn on the cob. It’s an unexpected show that grows on you as it goes along, and like kernels stuck in your teeth, it stays with you long after. 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2022
Actors' Equity Association has presented a special ACCA Award honoring the resilience of the chorus during the pandemic during a ceremony marking the reopening of Equity's New York City Audition Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2022
Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre (Artistic Director Kira Simring) has announced their 2023 season, featuring a year of full productions, art exhibitions, developmental workshops, and over 30 resident artists.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022
At This Performance…  will return to The Green Room 42 featuring standbys, understudies, and alternates From Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Almost Famous; Hadestown; Funny Girl; Aladdin; and Paradise Square.  
by Stephi Wild - Nov 8, 2022
On December 5, the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will present A Mariah Carey Holiday Spectacular, its first holiday show for the series. 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022
SIX, the hit musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, has announced new casting for the Tony Award-winning production. Learn more about the new queens here!
by Alex Freeman - Nov 7, 2022
Ask anyone working in arts administration right now, and they’ll tell you that the challenges they are facing are numerous and unprecedented. For many regional theaters, audiences are slow to return - but is that individual ticket buyers or season subscribers? Are they concerned about COVID or is it something else?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022
WRITE OUT LOUD will release its fourth album on November 5th! Write Out Loud is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by Taylor Louderman (Tony Nominee, Mean Girls) celebrating and stewarding the work of new musical theatre writers.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2022
Club Cumming presents Georgia Mendes in grATTITUDE,  Friday November  4th, 2022, at 9:30PM. For one night only, join Georgia Mendes, just a quirky gal tryna make it in the big apple, for an unforgettable evening of tunes at Club Cumming.
by - Nov 29, 2022
Top stories include: Mariah Carey joins the producing team of Some Like It Hot, which also canceled last night's performance. Plus, the upcoming film of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, starring Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ben Foster and Colin Morgan, has wrapped production.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 28, 2022
A District Court judge ruled in favor of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and that Paradise Square Broadway owes the petitioner over $140K, in addition to over $9K in attorneys fees and other costs. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2022
Broadway Sings's December 5 holiday concert, A Mariah Carey Holiday Spectacular, its first holiday show for the series, will live-stream from Sony Hall. The stream will be available for viewing until Christmas Day.
by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022
The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022
Classic Stage Company will present a benefit performance of A Man of No Importance on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 7PM. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Classic Stage Company’s work to present reimagined classic theater.
by Alex Freeman - Nov 14, 2022
In the US, programs designed to help businesses and producers make it through the pandemic have been winding down or coming to an end over the last fiscal year - but audiences and funding aren’t yet back to their pre-pandemic levels, leaving leaders in a tough position to figure out how to get their institutions back on firm financial footing.
by Show Highlights - Nov 10, 2022
Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & the Pool, the acclaimed new solo play, opens this weekend on Sunday, November 13, and is now playing through Sunday, January 15, 2023, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. Get a first look at photos here!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 10, 2022
MT Shorts, the award-winning creative production company behind 'Hey, Beautiful!' and 'High School Zoomiscal', has announced its next original musical short film, STILL HERE, starring Broadway's Nathaniel Stampley (Paradise Square, The Color Purple), Lana Gordon (Hadestown, CHICAGO) and featuring Nicholas Rodriguez (Company, Tarzan), Lance Roberts (The Music Man, My Fair Lady), Michelle Dawson (Spiderman, Mamma Mia), David Harris (Moulin Rouge, 3x Helpmann Award Nominee), and Natalie Roy (CBS's The Equalizer, Showtimes' The Affair), directed by Kaye Tuckerman (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Mamma Mia).
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2022
Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & the Pool will extend its Broadway engagement due to popular demand.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2022
Some Like It Hot begins previews on Broadway tonight, November 1 at the Shubert Theatre. Meet the cast here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2023
Lillias White, Alex Newell and Sidney DuPont will perform at 2023 TCG Gala: Our Stories, which will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023, at The Edison Ballroom.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2023
The Infernal Company, LLC will present two private industry readings (by invitation only) of Infernal: The Musical, based on Dante’s Inferno, with book and lyrics by Misha Mullany.
by - Jan 4, 2023
Top stories include complete casting for A Doll's House, starring Jessica Chastain! Plus, multiple shows set new box office records, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2023
The Broadway musical Paradise Square had announced that it would be releasing an original Broadway cast recording this past summer. Amid the delayed release of the cast album, Paradise Square's composer Jason Howland released 13 tracks on his Instagram.
by Team BWW - Jan 29, 2023
Complete casting has been announced as rehearsals commence tomorrow for Shucked, the new Broadway musical comedy. Check out all of the bios, ticket information and more.
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 28, 2023
Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 27, 2023
Lisboa se convierte en sede de una serie de talleres y eventos donde grandes artistas y miembros de la comunidad de Broadway se reunirán para ofrecer Workshops con participantes europeos.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023
Yale Repertory Theatre will start the second half of its 2022–23 season with Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles by Luis Alfaro, directed by Laurie Woolery, March 10–April 1 at the University Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2023
A by invitation only reading OF Iraqi Rose will take place on January 27th, 2023 at The Irish Arts Center in New York City directed by Barros.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2023
Vanguard Theater has announced their upcoming production of Passing Strange, a daring musical that takes its audience on a journey across boundaries of place, identity and theatrical convention.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2023
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced the recipients of the first and second rounds of the 2022-23 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $725,000, allow 17 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2023
Pasadena Playhouse has announced the cast for Sunday in the Park with George, the first production of the theater’s six-month-long celebration of Stephen Sondheim. See performances dates and how to purchase tickets!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023
At Monday night’s 2023 TCG Gala: Our Stories, Theatre Communications Group raised over $300,000. The Gala honored Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson, with an award presented by Vanessa Williams.
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 10, 2023
  Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson were honored at  Theatre Communications Group (TCG)'s 2023 gala this past weekend. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022
Get a first look at the world premiere of Christmas in Connecticut - A New Musical, running now through December 30 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2022
Tony Award winner Santino Fontana (Tootsie) will perform in the role of Father Kenny in Classic Stage Company A Man of No Importance, starting tonight, December 7.
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2022
The Tony Award-winning hit musical SIX by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, welcomes new Queens tonight, December 5, 2022, to Broadway’s Lena Horne Theatre.
by Team BWW - Dec 30, 2022
Did you know that over 40 productions opened (and reopened) on Broadway this year? Miss some of the coverage? BroadwayWorld is recapping the year in its entirely with this interactive Broadway timeline!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 30, 2022
Need a refresher on the musicals of 2022? Check out highlights from all of them in this video!
by - Dec 20, 2022
Top stories include: Almost Famous sets its closing date for next month, the national tour of 1776 will launch in February in Philadelphia, and more!
by Alex Freeman - Dec 19, 2022
Amid continued economic uncertainty, a wave of closing notices have hit Broadway - but why aren’t audiences coming? In London, in response to the rising cost of living, the government has announced a plan for the cultural equivalent of a food bank - providing free tickets to cultural institutions for those that are struggling to make ends meet.
by BWW - Dec 19, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by Cara Joy David - Dec 19, 2022
This past week, there have been updates in a couple of the big theater-related lawsuits. BroadwayWorld has the latest on Paradise Square and Garth Drabinsky, and The New York Post and Laura Osnes.
by In Rehearsals - Dec 12, 2022
2022 Tony Award winner Joaquina Kalukango is getting ready to join the cast of the revival of Into the Woods as 'The Witch' beginning Friday, December 16th through the end of the run at the St. James Theatre. In this video, watch as she tells us all about how she's getting ready for her Broadway return.
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022
The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2022
Something Better Productions will host their first annual Winter Gala at Loft 39 (38 W. 39th St.) on December 12th, 2022 at 6:00pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022
The creative team adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald’s landmark novel The Great Gatsby into a Broadway-bound stage musical has been announced. It will feature music & lyrics by Tony Award nominees Nathan Tysen & Jason Howland, and a book by Jonathan Larson Grant winner Kait Kerrigan, helmed by award-winning director Marc Bruni.