Shaina Taub's Suffs world premiere has faced difficulties throughout its run at The Public's Newman Theater due to COVID-19, with performances now cancelled through May 22. This round of cancellations was originally announced May 14 and had previously been expected to only affect that day's performances.
The show, which began previews March 13, dealt with COVID positive cases at the beginning of its run which officially opened April 6 without a performance due to a cancellation because of the virus. Performances are scheduled to continue through May 29 as set forth by the show's previously announced third extension.
In Suffs, 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, 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 PublicTheater.org.