The world premiere run of Shaina Taub's Suffs has cancelled all performances through April 10, including its scheduled April 6 opening night, as a result of a number of COVID cases within the company, including its writer and star Taub. In an unusual move, the production will move ahead with the press opening, with reviews still set to drop later this evening. Performances are expected to resume April 12. Check PublicTheater.org for the latest.
The extended run, which began March 13, is currently set to continue through May 15.
The new musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Public Theater Artist-in-Residence Taub, also currently working on lyrics for the upcoming musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada. The work examines forgotten women as well as their victories and failures in working against the divides and oppression they faced in obtaining suffrage for American women. Suffs covers the years leading up to the 19th Amendment.
The cast stars 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.