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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.

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Berkley Rep (Roda Theatre)

(Berkeley, CA)
2015 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Paradise Square San Francisco (Regional) Cast



 

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by Michael Major - Sep 17, 2021
Paradise Square begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre. Prior to Broadway, the production will play a five-week limited engagement from November 2-December 5, 2021 at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021
Experimental dance theater company HOLDTIGHT will present the World Premiere of WHAT KEEPS YOU GOING?  though October 2 at Nancy Manocherian’s the cell theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021
Single tickets are now on sale for the new Broadway musical, Paradise Square. The first new musical announced for Broadway since the industry-wide shut down, Paradise Square begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2020
As part of Berkeley Rep's virtual programming, on October 3, 2020, for six consecutive Saturdays, a group of the Theatre's esteemed artists will lead virtual three-hour workshops, each on a different aspect of theatrical art-making. Deep Dive: Further Your Craft with Berkeley Rep Artistic Innovators will engage participants in active ways, and provide insight into how working professionals approach their art. Available as a series or individually, these sessions will energize your mind and push you to Further Your Craft.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021
Go inside the rehearsal room with Jordan Eagle and Avery Norris as they rehearse an original song from the musical Single Rider, by Amanda D'Archangelis and Sami Horneff, one of the many songs that is featured in Women of The Wings Volume III: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers at Feinstein's/54 Below on October 17th at 9:45pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021
The music of Masi Asare will be featured in Women of The Wings Volume III: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers at Feinstein's/54 Below on October 17th at 9:45pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2021
Experience the opening number for Paradise Square, A New Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominee Joaquina Kalukango (Slave Play), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Nathaniel Stampley (The Color Purple), Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys), Kevin Dennis (Assassins) and the ensemble, the show’s exuberant and emotional opening number can be viewed below!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 22, 2021
BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, has picked up a library of five titles from Barry Avrich's Melbar Entertainment Group.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2021
Songs of the Serpent: Introducing songs from Medusa, a New Pop Opera, will have its world premier presentation on Wednesday, October 27th at 8:30pm, with an after party to follow. Secret location details to be revealed upon reservation.
by BWW Staff - Oct 15, 2021
BroadwayWorld has a first listen to 'I'd Be A Soldier' from Paradise Square -which begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2021
New York Theatre Barn will present its final Choreography Lab of 2021, the Open Lab, on Monday, October 18th, 2021 at 7PM EDT. This lab will be a virtual hybrid presentation that will focus on creating movement at the intersection of theatre and film.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2021
Go inside the rehearsal room with Tracee Beazer as she rehearses an original song from the musical Songbird, (music and lyrics by Lauren Pritchard, written by Michael Kimmel) one of the many songs that is featured in Women of The Wings Volume III: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers at Feinstein's/54 Below on October 17th at 9:45pm.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2021
Paradise Square began its pre-Broadway engagement on November 2, at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. Get a first look at the cast in action in these all new production photos!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021
Paradise Square began its pre-Broadway engagement yesterday, November 2, at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 West Randolph Street). The production plays five weeks only through December 5, 2021. Check out the cast performing 'Someone to Love'.
by Review Roundups - Nov 18, 2021
Paradise Square began its pre-Broadway engagement on November 2, at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 West Randolph Street). The production plays five weeks only through December 5, 2021.
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 18, 2021
PARADISE SQUARE takes the theme of the proverbial American melting pot deeply to heart. The musical centers on the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Five Points in the 1860s, where many white Irish immigrants and free Black Americans lived together. Though the show's narrator, Paradise Square saloon owner Nelly O'Brien, tells audiences that Five Points was notorious for being a slum, she also makes clear that the neighborhood's inhabitants enjoyed deep friendships and romantic relationships.
by - Nov 10, 2021
Today's top stories include a new ad campaign from the MTA encouraging New Yorkers to take the subway to Broadway. Plus, casting for Slave Play's return to Broadway, Chicken & Biscuits cancelled three performances due to breakthrough cases of Covid-19, and more.
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2021
Today's top stories: Dear Evan Hansen film has released its first official trailer and production photos, Paper Mill announces upcoming season, pre-Broadway engagement announced for Paradise Square, and more!
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
Broadway In Chicago will host the Pre-Broadway Premiere of Paradise Square. This new musical, which examines a remarkable yet virtually unknown moment in American history, will play a strictly limited engagement from November 2 - December 5, 2021, at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. 
by Team BWW - May 15, 2021
The sun will come out tomorrow. That's because after over a year of waiting, New York officials have at last spread word that Broadway is indeed back. Which shows will return when? BroadwayWorld has gathered all of the latest news on the return of live theatre. Check back regularly for updates!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2021
This Thursday evening, Tony & Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will join the nonprofit organization Black Broadway Men for an exclusive and thrilling conversation discussing his inspirations, trials, triumphs and his deep philanthropic call to the culture using his art and talent.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 11, 2021
Today (March 11) in live streaming: Emily Skinner visits Backstage Live, Brandon Victor Dixon joins Black Broadway Men, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021
Today's top stories: Bruce Springsteen will return to Broadway, Nick Jonas will lead an upcoming streaming performance of Jersey Boys, watch the first eight minutes of In The Heights, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
Casting and performance dates have been announced for the Broadway run of Paradise Square, which will open on Broadway on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the Shubert Organization's Barrymore Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2021
Today's top stories: Plaza Suite announces Broadway dates, MJ announces new casting in the title role, first look at photos from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Broadway In Chicago has announced single tickets for the Pre-Broadway Premiere of Paradise Square will go on sale on Tuesday, June 8. This bold and uncompromising new musical, which examines a remarkable yet virtually unknown moment in American history, will play a strictly limited engagement from November 2 - December 5, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021
Broadway In Chicago has announced the reopening of its theatres on October 5, 2021, including two pre-Broadways, PARADISE SQUARE and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, four direct-from-Broadway productions Disney’s FROZEN, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, COME FROM AWAY, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2021
The League of Chicago Theatres announces the long-awaited reopening of the robust Chicago theatre industry.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021
Co-Creative Directors Alison Solomon (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Beautiful the Carole King Musical) and Shavey Brown (My Fair Lady, Smokey Joe's Cafe) have curated an evening that celebrates the reopening of theater in NYC.
by - Jan 5, 2022
Today's top stories include the casting of James Monroe Iglehart in Chicago on Broadway! Plus, Chris Evans is in talks to star as Gene Kelly in a new movie! Flying Over Sunset announces January 16 closing date, Paradise Square delays its Broadway opening due to COVID-19, and more.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 4, 2022
 Paradise Square has announced new preview and opening dates for Broadway as a precaution due to the spike in positive COVID-19 cases from the Omicron variant.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2020
Broadway Theatre Project has announced that internationally-renowned casting director Duncan Stewart will be a visiting artist at BTP's summer 2020 intensive: BTP AT LAND AND SEA! At the project, Stewart will be working with pre-professional students to hone their audition skills. He will be sharing his extensive knowledge of how to acquire and maintain work in the Broadway, West End, regional theatre, and TV industries.
by - Jan 3, 2022
Today's top stories include an announcement of a hiatus for Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway. Performances will be suspended from January 10 to March 14, 2022 due to COVID-19. Plus, learn about the shows that ruled 2021 and what's coming in 2022.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 27, 2021
Today (January 27) in live streaming: a Baby reunion on Stars in the House, Lea Salonga visits Be Our Guest, and more!
by Alex Freeman - Jan 24, 2022
In New York, some governmental support may be renewed for the performing arts sector in the form of the New York City Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit. Meanwhile last week, members of the creative economy were in front of the House Small Business Committee to lobby for more support from a national level.
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 21, 2022
Paradise Square is getting ready to start previews on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 and open Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where the marquee just went up. Check out photos.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 20, 2021
Today (January 20) in live streaming: an Inauguration Day special with the Chaos Twins and more!
by Team BWW - Jan 2, 2022
2021 has come and gone, which means it's time to get excited for the new shows coming in 2022! This year will bring anticipated revivals of The Music Man and Funny Girl, the return of Beetlejuice, the arrival of new musicals A Strange Loop, Paradise Square, and many more.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that long-time Managing Director Susie Medak will depart the company at the end of its current 53rd season, 2021/22.
by Alex Freeman - Jan 10, 2022
As the industry works to both emerge from the pandemic and deal with the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, responses are starting to differ based on region. Some Broadway producers are prioritizing their ongoing tours, others are pulling people from the tour to keep running on Broadway. In Chicago, no food and drink are allowed in the theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2021
This Thursday evening, Emmy Award Nominee and Broadway Star TITUSS BURGESS will join the Nonprofit Organization BLACK BROADWAY MEN for an exclusive and thrilling conversation discussing his journey from Broadway to Hollywood on the CLUBHOUSE app February 11th at 9:00pm EST/6:00pm PST.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2021
The iconic tale of The Little Match Girl returns to New York City in a special concert presentation on Saturday January 22, 2022 at 7PM in The Nave at Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive). 
by Student Blogger: Paige Rosko - Dec 20, 2021
My friends, we have finally done it. In just a couple of weeks from now, we will be leaving behind the mess of a year that was 2021 and going into the hopefully bright future of 2022. Let's take a trip back through 2021 and talk about some of my favorite theater moments we experienced this year, from next-level movie musicals to the re-opening of Broadway.
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2021
Paradise Square began its pre-Broadway engagement on November 2, at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 West Randolph Street). The production will conclude it's run later this week on December 5th. Check out all new video of in action!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2021
Today's top stories: Natalie Mendoza joins Moulin Rouge! as Satine, Elsie Fest lineup (Jordan Fisher, Adrienne Warren, Alex Brightman), and more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2021
Additionally, the off-season specials will include The Play That Goes Wrong, Mystery Science Theater 300 Live, The Prom, Jersey Boys, Fiddler On The Roof, and Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021
New York Theatre Barn, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced the launch of its new podcast The Musicals of Tomorrow. An exploration of new musicals, as well as conversations with the writers and creative teams, based on their award-winning YouTube Series.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2021
Experimental dance theater company HOLDTIGHT will present the World Premiere of WHAT KEEPS YOU GOING? beginning September 15 at Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2020
BLACK BROADWAY MEN is a new and exciting non-profit organization which utilizes social and educational opportunities to strengthen the bond of healing and unity for ALL Black men in both the Broadway and theatre community.