Set in 1863, the show follows the lives of the culturally and racially diverse residents of an NYC neighborhood whose lives and relationships are upturned by Civil War riots. This is the show’s first run on Broadway. The show addresses themes of racial harmony and discord, shadowed by societal friction. Through the nuanced relationships of the patrons of a local NYC saloon called Paradise Square, we are taken through the events that led to the devastating NYC Draft Riots that took place in July 1963. An otherwise sobering story is tastefully peppered with riveting dance performances which beautifully capture the intricate backgrounds of the free Black denizens and the Irish immigrants.
What happens when an unlikely friendship is challenged by the reality of civil unrest and dissonance? Paradise Square skillfully tackles the difficult task of narrating historic moments from America’s Civil War through an endearing story about the patrons of a local NYC saloon. The free Blacks and their neighborhood Irish immigrants have built a relationship of trust and harmony through friendly dance contests in Lower Manhattan’s ramshackle streets. But as the country’s political landscape shifted with President Lincoln’s institution of the Federal Draft, the carefree camaraderie of NYC’s harmonious communities soon gives way to devastating riots.
Writer: Christina Anderson, Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas and Larry Kirwan
Direction: Moisés Kaufman
Music: Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan
Choreographer : Bill T. Jones
With a brilliant score by Jason Howland and lyrics by Masi Asare and Nathan Tysen, the musical features some contemporary songs that reimagine the early American song. These include songs like ‘We Are Coming Father Abraham’, ‘I Will Not Die in Springtime’, and ‘Someone to Love’.
Book online tickets for Paradise Square musical in Broadway.
Booking Period: Through 3rd April - 27 Nov 2022
Address: 243 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
Tube: The nearest subway station to the Barrymore Theatre is 49th Street on the N, R and W lines.
Bus: M20, M104 , M50
Available Facilities: Payphone , Water fountain , Elevator , Restrooms
Accessibility: Barrymore Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone
Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Barrymore Theatre.
Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Outside Food: Strictly prohibited
The best way to buy cheap or discounted Paradise Square tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your Paradise Square tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.
You can easily buy last-minute Paradise Square tickets at www.broadway-show-tickets.com. You can even visit the TKTS booth at Times Square Square to procure cheap and last-minute Paradise Square Tickets. However, the only way to purchase Paradise Square Tickets at the TKTS booth is in person so be prepared for long queues.
Booking Paradise Square tickets(https://www.broadway-show-tickets.com/musical/paradise square-tickets/) online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.
Paradise Square opens on 8 April 2022 at Barrymore Theatre.
Paradise Square does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children of 12 and above.
Paradise Square is playing at Barrymore Theatre in Broadway.
If your child is above the age of 5, you do need to purchase a Paradise Square ticket for your child
Paradise Square has a range of delightful songs to enthrall audiences. Listen to top songs such as All That Jazz and Funny Honey.
Generally, children above 5 years are expected to pay full price for a Broadway theatre ticket. However, Kids Night, an event on Broadway that takes place every month, lets children aged 6-18 attend many Broadway shows for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult who has paid for a full-price ticket.
The running time of Paradise Square is 2 hrs 35 mins with one intermission.
Set in 1863, Paradise Square follows the lives of the culturally and racially diverse residents of an NYC neighborhood whose lives and relationships are upturned by Civil War riots. This is the show’s first run on Broadway.
The main stars of Joaquina Kalukango as Nelly O'Brien and Chilina Kennedy playing the role of Annie Lewis.
There is no specific dress code at Broadway. However, it is prudent to dress in semi casuals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.
No, outside food is not allowed while attending Paradise Square. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.
Barrymore Theatre has multiple facilities including Payphone , Waterfountain , Elevator , Restrooms.
Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.
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