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The Verdict Read the Reviews for Broadway's Paradise Square

The Moisés Kaufman-directed musical made its Broadway debut April 3 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

Chilina Kennedy, Joaquina Kalukango, and cast in Paradise Square Kevin Berne

Paradise Square officially made its Broadway debut April 3 at Ethel Barrymore Theatre, following previews which started March 15. 

The original musical is directed by Moisés Kaufman, with choreography by Tony winner Bill T. Jones. It takes place during the Civil War and tells the rich story of Irish immigrants and Black Americans fighting for a similar cause.

The show's large ensemble cast is led by Tony nominee Joaquina Kalukango (Slave Play), Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Tony nominee John Dossett (Gypsy), Matt Bogart (Smokey Joe’s Café), Kevin Dennis (Assassins), Nathaniel Stampley (Porgy & Bess), A.J. Shively (Bright Star), Sidney DuPont (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Gabrielle McClinton (Pippin), and Jacob Fishel (Fiddler on the Roof).

Read the reviews here.

AM New York (Matt Windman)

Cititour NY (Brian Scott Lipton)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Did They Like It? (Christian Lewis)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

The Globe and Mail (J. Kelly Nestruck)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Stage Review (Elysa Gardner)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Times (Jesse Green)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

Time Out (Adam Feldman)

Variety (Naveen Kumar)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

Conceived by Black 47 frontman Larry Kirwan, the musical features a book by Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas, and Kirwan, with music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare, and additional music by Kirwan.

The show features staging by Alex Sanchez; music supervision, direction, and orchestrations by Howland; scenic design by Allen Moyer; costume design by Toni-Leslie James; lighting design by Donald Holder; sound design by Jon Weston; projection design by Wendall K. Harrington and Shawn Edward Boyle; special effects by Gregory Meeh; hair and wig design by Matthew B. Armentrout, arrangements by Howland and Kirwan; dramaturgy by Thulani Davis and Sydné Mahone; and Irish and Hammerstep choreography by Garrett Coleman and Jason Oremus. Karyn Meek is production stage manager, and casting is by Stewart/Whitley.

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