Casting is set for the upcoming world premiere musical Suffs! As previously announced, Suffs will play at the Public Theater next year with performances beginning at the Newman Theater on March 10, 2022 with an official opening night set for April 6; performances are scheduled to run through April 24. Leigh Silverman directs the new work that features a book, music and lyrics by Shaina Taub.
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. Complete casting will be announced at a later date.
Suffs brings to life a complicated chapter in the ongoing battle for the right to vote: the American women’s suffrage movement. The new musical was originally titled Suffragist in past readings.
Suffs will feature scenic design by Mimi Lien, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Sun Hee Kil, orchestrations by Mike Brun and music direction and supervision by Andrea Grody. In addition to choreographer, Raja Feather Kelly will also serve as creative consultant.