The Off-Broadway world premiere of Shaina Taub's Suffs has been extended a third time, with performances now set to play through May 29. The show began previews March 13 and officially opened April 6 in an unusual move as the performance itself was cancelled due to COVID cases in the company. Performances are set to resume April 12 at The Public's Newman Theater.
Taub shines a light on the forgotten women who fought for women's suffrage in America. Suffs follows their victories as well as their failures in working against the divides and oppression they faced in the years leading up to the passing of the 19th Amendment.
Starring in the production are Taub as Alice Paul, alongside Tony winner Nikki M. James, Tony nominees Phillipa Soo and Jenn Colella, Jenna Bainbridge, Ally Bonino, Tsilala Brock, Hannah Cruz, Nadia Dandashi, Aisha de Haas, Stephanie Everett, Amina Faye, Holly Gould, Cassondra James, Jaygee Macapugay, Grace McLean, Susan Oliveras, Mia Pak, Liz Pearce, Monica Tulia Ramirez, J. Riley Jr., Angela Travino, Ada Westfall, and Aurelia Williams.
Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directs the production. Serving on the creative team are music director and supervisor Andrea Grody, as well as choreographer and creative consultant Raja Feather Kelly, an Obie winner.
Also on the creative team are scenic designer Mimi Lien, costume designer Toni-Leslie James, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Sun Hee Kil, sound effects designer Daniel Kluger, hair, wigs, and makeup designer Matthew Armentrout, dramaturg Ayanna Thompson, production stage manager Melanie J. Lisby, and stage managers Amber Johnson and Jessie Moore. Orchestrations are by Mike Brun and prop management is by Corinne Gologursky.
For tickets and more information, visit PublicTheater.org.