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Suffs Tony Nominees on Bringing the Stories of Suffragists to the Stage

Suffs is up for six Tony Award nominations including nods for director Leigh Silverman and the show’s creator and star Shaina Taub. The two nominees sat down with Broadway Direct to speak on the stories of the suffragists they’re shining a light on in the new musical.

Stay tuned for more of Broadway Direct’s conversations with Tony nominees, and all things Tony Awards here.

Suffs boldly explores the victories and failures of a struggle for equality that’s far from over. It’s 1913 and the women’s movement is heating up in America, anchored by the suffragists — “Suffs,” as they call themselves — and their relentless pursuit of the right to vote. Reaching across and against generational, racial, and class divides, these brilliant, flawed women entertain and inspire us with the story of their hard-won victory in an ongoing fight. So much has changed since the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment over a century ago, and yet we’re reminded sometimes we need to look back, in order to march fearlessly into the future.

Suffs stars book writer, composer, and lyricist Shaina Taub in the role of Alice Paul, making her only the second woman in history to write the book, music, lyrics, and star in her own Broadway musical.

Interviews by Felicia Fitzpatrick.

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