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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. 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.

Schedule

Running Time:

Two hours and 40 minutes with one intermission

Preview schedule varies. Check official site for the most up-to-date performances days and times.

Tuesdays: 7 p.m.

Wednesdays: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Thursdays: 7 p.m.

Fridays: 8 p.m.

Saturdays: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sundays: 3 p.m.

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)


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243 West 47th St.
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Featured Reviews For Paradise Square


‘Paradise Square’ Broadway Review: Call Her Madam, or Return of the Happy Hookers - The Wrap
In "Paradise Square," which opened Sunday at the Ethel Barrymore Theater, sex workers and their madam, Nelly (Joaquina Kalukango), come bubble-wrapped with enough important issues to placate the most hardened moralist. The credits reveal that the show is "inspired in part by the songs of Stephen Foster." The songwriter gets no thanks from the book writers, who deem his music racist. Actually, the little bit we hear of those simple Foster ditties is a relief from the bloated tunes surrounding them. Whether the characters are happy or sad, pissed off or just in a funk, they're simply thunderous when they sing. Best of the songs is Nelly's fiery "Let It Burn," not to be confused with "Let It Go" from "Frozen." How much more effective it would be if not preceded by so much aural bombast.

‘Paradise Square’ Packs Valuable Lessons in Old-Fashioned, Familiar Wrapping - Did They Like It?
The musical features a talented ensemble led by the powerhouse Joaquina Kalukango (as Nellie, the owner of the tavern where the majority of the action takes place) and the nimble A. J. Shively (as Owen, a masterful dancer Irish immigrant terrified of getting drafted). It is chock-full of impressive dance numbers that pair the percussive rhythmic step dances of the Irish and Black communities. The score is catchy (especially the title song), compelling, and feels period-specific (heavily featuring the fiddle) while appealing to a modern musical theater ear. The highlight of the show is without a doubt "Let it Burn," Kalukango's 11 o'clock number, which receives a standing ovation and will be canonized alongside the greats like "I'm Here," "Lot's Wife," and "Rose's Turn."


 



 

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Broadway Sessions, the beloved long running musical theatre variety show will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre this coming Thursday evening, May 19th.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 20, 2022
Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2022
The new Broadway musical Paradise Square will produce an original Broadway cast recording, it was announced today. The cast and Broadway orchestra are gathering at Power Station at BerkleeNYC for four days of sessions during the weeks of April 18 and April 25. The recording will receive a digital release in May and a physical release this summer.  
by Stephi Wild - April 13, 2022
The new Broadway musical Paradise Square will now resume performances on Tuesday, April 19 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), rather than Saturday, April 16 as previously announced. The change is due to additional COVID cases within the company.
by Marissa Tomeo - April 11, 2022
After previously announcing that performances would resume on Tuesday, April 12, the original new Broadway musical Paradise Square will definitely resume performances on Saturday, April 16, with performances at 2:00 and 8:00 pm at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). The production, which opened April 3, halted performances on Thursday, April 7 after positive COVID cases were experienced in the company.
by Nicole Rosky - April 8, 2022
'In accordance with Broadway COVID protocols established by the industry, the producers of Paradise Square have cancelled performances tonight, Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10. The production is expected to resume performances on Tuesday, April 12 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The producers apologize for any inconvenience to our loyal customers.'
by A.A. Cristi - April 7, 2022
Tonight's performance of the new musical Paradise Square has been canceled due to positive Covid-19 tests with in the company.
by Bruce Glikas - April 4, 2022
Paradise Square opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre last night, Sunday, April 3rd. Prior to the curtain rising, New York City Mayor Eric Adams made opening remarks onstage. Check out photos from his speech and from the opening night curtain call.
by Bruce Glikas - April 4, 2022
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 from the big night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 4, 2022
Paradise Square opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre last night, Sunday, April 3rd. BroadwayWorld was there on the red carpet, where our own Richard Ridge chatted with attendees.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 4, 2022
Paradise Square opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre last night, Sunday, April 3rd. Prior to the curtain rising, New York City Mayor Eric Adams made opening remarks onstage.
by Marissa Tomeo - April 3, 2022
Broadway's Paradise Square opened tonight, Sunday, April 3rd, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
by Review Roundups - April 3, 2022
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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 30, 2022
Paradise Square is currently in previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it is getting ready to open on Sunday, April 3. A.J. Shively, who plays Irish immigrant Owen Duignan in the new musical, just checked in with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge ahead of the big night.
by Stephi Wild - March 29, 2022
BroadwayWorld has learned that Paradise Square principal cast member Chilina Kennedy will miss upcoming preview performances of the production due to testing positive for COVID. She is currently set to return on Saturday, April 2.
by Stephi Wild - March 15, 2022
Paradise Square begins previews on Broadway tonight, March 15, 2022, ahead of an opening night on April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Learn more about the cast bringing this musical to life on stage here!
by Stephi Wild - March 11, 2022
Paradise Square has announced a rush ticket and digital lottery policy. The policy will be in effect starting with the production's first preview this Tuesday, March 15 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). 
by Nicole Rosky - March 8, 2022
The cast of Paradise Square has assembled at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in preparation of the show's first preview on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The musical officially opens on Sunday, April 3, 2022.
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 1, 2022
BroadwayWorld is very excited to bring you an exclusive sneak peek of the cast in action below. Watch as A.J. Shively performs 'Why Should I Die in Springtime', written by  Jason Howland, Nathan Tysen, and Masi Asare.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 14, 2022
Complete casting has been announced for Paradise Square on Broadway. The production begins rehearsals today in New York City. Previews begin in four weeks on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, prior to opening night on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). 

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