The new Broadway musical Paradise Square will now resume performances on Tuesday, April 19 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), rather than Saturday, April 16 as previously announced. The change is due to additional COVID cases within the company.
“We had every intention of resuming performances on Saturday, April 16, but suddenly, last evening, a principal actor tested positive as have the two understudies for the role, leaving us without a path forward to perform this holiday weekend,” commented producer Garth H. Drabinsky. “We are devastated to have to postpone again and let down our loyal customers and fan base, but the rest of the company will return healthy and ready to perform on Tuesday, having satisfied all COVID protocols. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience to current ticket holders.”
Tony Award nominee Joaquina Kalukango (Slave Play) leads a cast that also stars Chilina Kennedy(Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Tony Award nominee John Dossett (Newsies, Gypsy), Sidney DuPont (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), A.J. Shively (La Cage aux Folles, Bright Star), Nathaniel Stampley (The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, The Color Purple), Gabrielle McClinton (Pippin, Chicago), Jacob Fishel (Fiddler on the Roof), Kevin Dennis (Canadian productions of Young Frankenstein,Assassins) and Matt Bogart (Smokey Joe’s Café, Miss Saigon). Aisha Jackson (Frozen, Waitress, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) will stand by for Ms. Kalukango