Suffs — a musical in regards to the suffragists motion — is transferring to Broadway, with Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai set to affix the manufacturing workforce.
With a e book, music and lyrics by award-winner Shaina Taub and route by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman, the musical — which had its world premiere off-Broadway at The Public Theater in 2022 — is about to open on the Music Field Theatre on April 18, 2024. Preview dates and full casting have but to be introduced.
“We’re elated to welcome Secretary Clinton and Malala to our Suffs producing workforce,” mentioned the present’s producers, Jill Furman and Rachel Sussman. “As highly effective function fashions, they every encourage thousands and thousands across the globe of their rigorous battle for equality, and we’re honored to have two such profoundly devoted and brave advocates supporting us on Broadway.”
The musical is about throughout 1913, as the ladies’s motion in America is rising because of the “Suffs,” or suffragists. The story, which sees girls reaching throughout and towards generational, racial and sophistication divides, captures the relentless effort to acquire the authorized proper to vote for girls within the U.S. — a feat that might ultimately end result within the nineteenth modification — and the continuing struggles for equality and fairness throughout the nation.
“I’m thrilled to affix with the workforce behind Suffs in bringing Shaina Taub’s exceptional musical in regards to the unsung heroes of the American girls’s suffrage motion to the Broadway stage – the place it rightly belongs,” Clinton mentioned in an announcement. “And I can’t look forward to audiences to expertise this soul-stirring slice of long-overlooked American historical past; each entertaining and enlightening, Suffs paints a vivid image of the mandatory battles for democracy and equality which are nonetheless being fought right this moment.”
“I cherished Suffs once I noticed it final yr at The Public Theater,” added Yousafzai in her personal assertion. “Many ladies world wide are nonetheless preventing for equality — and we draw inspiration and power by studying the tales of those that got here earlier than us. I’m honored to assist Shaina and this manufacturing, and I hope Suffs echoes past Broadway to succeed in audiences worldwide.”
Suffs‘ artistic workforce contains choreography by Mayte Natalio, scenic design by Riccardo Hernández, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Jason Crystal with affiliate Solar Hee Kil, orchestrations by Michael Starobin; music supervision and music route by Andrea Grody, and casting by Heidi Griffiths and Kate Murray. 101 Productions, Ltd. is serving because the Basic Supervisor.