The Public Cancels Performances of Shaina Taub's Suffs Through May 25 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News The Public Cancels Performances of Shaina Taub's Suffs Through May 25

The Public began cancelling performances May 14 as the theatre industry continues to face COVID disruptions.

Phillipa Soo and cast in Suffs Joan Marcus

According to The Public Theater's website, performances of Shaina Taub's Suffs world premiere have now been cancelled through May 25. Performances are currently scheduled to continue through May 29 as set forth by the show's previously announced third extension.

The show, which began cancelling performances May 14, has faced difficulties with COVID throughout its run. Previews began March 13, which were interrupted as company members tested positive. Ultimately, Suffs' opening night performance was cancelled, though it still officially opened April 6.

Taub shines a light on the forgotten women of the American women's suffrage movement. 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.

READ: What Did Critics Think of Shaina Taub's Suffs at The Public Theater?

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, and is joined on the creative team by 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

See Inside The Rehearsal Room For SUFFS


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