Casting for the upcoming world premiere of the musical Suffs! As mentioned earlier, Suffs will perform in the public theater next year. The performance will begin at the Newman Theater on March 10, 2022.
Suffs – world premiere!
Suffs will open on April 6 and is scheduled to last until April 24. Leigh Silverman directed this new work, which includes a book, music, and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Suffs brings to life a complicated chapter in the ongoing voting rights struggle: the women’s suffrage movement in the United States.
It will include scene design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, and lighting design by Natasha Katz. Also, sound design by Sun Hee Kil, choreography by Mike Brun, and music direction and supervision by Andrea Grody. In addition to choreography, Raja Feather Kelly will also serve as a creative consultant.
Suffs examined the various voices of women marching, protesting, and fighting for the right to vote in the seven years before the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920.
Taub (also at work on the upcoming The Devil Wears Prada musical) will join the show as suffragist Alice Paul. The cast will also include Tony winner Nikki M. James as Ida B. Wells, Tony nominees Phillipa Soo as Inez Milholland, and Jenn Colella as Carrie Catt. Ally Bonino will star as Lucy Burns, Tsilala Brock as Dudley Malone, Hannah Cruz as Ruza Wenclawska, Nadia Dandashi as Doris Stevens, Aisha de Haas as Alva Belmont and Phoebe Burn), Cassondra James as Mary Church Terrell, and Grace McLean as Woodrow Wilson.
The ensemble cast will feature Jenna Bainbridge, Ally Bonino, Tsilala Brock, Jenn Colella, Hannah Cruz, Nadia Dandashi, Aisha de Haas, Stephanie Everett, Amina Faye, Holly Gould, Cassondra James, Nikki M. James, Jaygee Macapugay, Grace McLean, Susan Oliveras, Mia Pak, Monica Tulia Ramirez, J. Riley Jr, Phillipa Soo, Shaina Taub, Angela Travino, and Ada Westfall.
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Credits: broadway.com; playbill.com