PARADISE SQUARE Will Delay Performances on Broadway as COVID Precaution


The company of Paradise Square | Photo: Kevin Berne

Kobi Kassal
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January 4, 2022 3:00 PM

It seems Broadway will have to wait a little bit longer for Paradise Square. The new musical which just finished its out-of-town tryout in Chicago will delay performances as a precaution due to the spike in COVID cases from the Omicron variant. Paradise Square will now being previews on March 15, 2022 with an opening night planed for April 3, 2022 at the Barrymore Theatre. 

“During Christmas week, when there were over 560,000 positive daily cases in the US, over 70,000 positive daily cases in NYC and scientists suggested that the virus had yet to peak, we grew deeply concerned for the ongoing safety of our cast, crew and creative team, who were scheduled to begin Broadway rehearsals this month,” commented producer Garth H. Drabinsky. “We hope that a later start date for rehearsals and performances after the current wave is predicted to subside will better protect our company, audience and theatre community.”

Read Theatrely’s review of Paradise Square from Chicago here. 

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!