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Photo Features Go Inside the Rehearsal Room for Broadway's Suffs

Plus, see producer Hillary Clinton visit the cast.

Rachel Sussman, Hillary Clinton, Jill Furman, and Morgan Steward Jenny Anderson

Go inside the rehearsal room with the Broadway cast of Suffs (and producer Hillary Clinton) with new first-look photos. Previews for the new musical following the suffragists and forgotten women who fought for the right to vote will begin at the Music Box Theatre March 26 ahead of an April 18 opening night. Jill Furman and Rachel Sussman are producing the Broadway premiere, with Hillary Clinton and Malala Yousafzai as co-producers.

Set in the years leading up to the 19th amendment, Suffs explores the Women's Suffrage movement's victories and failures with a book, music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. The musical previously had a sold-out run at the Public Theater in 2022.

Taub will star in her own musical, reprising her Off-Broadway performance as Alice Paul, alongside Tony Award winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon) as Ida B. Wells, Tony Award nominee Jenn Colella (Come From Away) as Carrie Chapman Catt, Grace McLean (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812) as President Woodrow Wilson, Hannah Cruz as Inez Milholland, Kim Blanck as Ruza Wenclawska, Anastacia McCleskey (Waitress) as Mary Church Terrell, Ally Bonino as Lucy Burns, Tsilala Brock as Dudley Malone, Nadia Dandashi as Doris Stevens, and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner (Side Show) as Alva Belmont/Phoebe Burn. All cast members—save for Skinner, McCleskey, and Blanck—are rejoining the cast from the Off-Broadway production. Bonino and Dandashi will make their Broadway debuts in the show.

See the rehearsal photos in the gallery below.

Photos: Hillary Rodham Clinton at the 1st Rehearsal for Suffs on Broadway

The cast also includes Hawley Gould (Camelot) as the alternate for Alice Paul, Jaygee Macapugay (Here Lies Love) as Mollie Hay, and Laila Drew as Phyllis Terrell/Robin. The ensemble will include Dana Costello, Jenna Bainbridge Monica Tulia Ramirez, Ada Westfall, Christine Heesun Hwang, Kirsten Scott, Housso Semon, and D'Kaylah Unique Whitley.

Director Leigh Silverman will again direct the Broadway production, which will otherwise feature a largely new creative team. Aside from returning music supervisor and music director Andrea Grody, the Broadway creative team will include Suffs newcomers choreographer Mayte Natalio, scenic designer Riccardo Hernández, costume designer Paul Tazewell, lighting designer Lap Chi Chu, sound designer Jason Crystal, and orchestrator Michael Starobin. 101 Productions is serving as general manager.

The upcoming Broadway run looks like it will be substantially different from the piece's Off-Broadway world premiere, which received mixed reviews. Furman told The New York Times that Taub has revised the musical heavily, changing songs and reducing the running time following audience and critical feedback.

Visit SuffsMusical.com.

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