Paradise Square

Paradise Square Pushes Back Broadway Opening

Broadway will be waiting a little longer to head to Paradise Square. The show 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. The new musical, which played a critically acclaimed pre-Broadway engagement that was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as one of the year’s best shows, will now start previews on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 and open Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

The show was previously due to begin performances on February 22, 2022.

“During Christmas week, when there were over 560,000 positive daily cases in the US, over 70,000 positive daily cases in NYC and scientists suggested that the virus had yet to peak, we grew deeply concerned for the ongoing safety of our cast, crew, and creative team, who were scheduled to begin Broadway rehearsals this month,” commented producer Garth H. Drabinsky. “We hope that a later start date for rehearsals and performances after the current wave is predicted to subside will better protect our company, audience, and theatre community.”

With visceral and nuanced staging and choreography that captures the pulsating energy when Black and Irish cultures meet and set to a contemporary score that reimagines early American song, Paradise Square depicts an overlooked true-life moment when hope and possibility shone bright.

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