Saturday, May 25, 2024

Theater: Shaina Taub’s Public Theater Hit Musical, “Suffs,” Coming to Broadway This Spring With Stellar Cast


EXCLUSIVE “Suffs” is coming to Broadway this spring.

The Public Theater’s hit musical from 2022 is aiming for opening this spring with eyes on the Tony Awards.

Shaina Taub wrote and stars in the show which features Tony winner Nikki M. James and Tony nominees Phillipa Soo and Jenn Colella leading a stellar cast. Leigh Silverman directs. “Suffs” tells the story of the womens’ suffragette movement of the early 1900s. It won raves at the Public.

Broadway’s fall season is a little soft despite hits like “Merrily We Roll Along” and “Gutenberg!” But the winter and spring are going to frantic, I’m told, with a lot of musicals arriving.

Meanwhile, “Shucked” is closing until it can find a new home — New World Stages? — and “Some Like it Hot” may be close to going cold.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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