Reviews: What Did Critics Think of Shaina Taub's Suffs at The Public Theater? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Did Critics Think of Shaina Taub's Suffs at The Public Theater?

The new musical's world premiere opened April 6 despite performances being on hold due to cases of COVID within the company.

Company of Suffs Jenny Anderson

The reviews are in for Suffs, The Public Theater's world premiere Off-Broadway musical about America's suffragists from Shaina Taub that moved forward with its press opening despite performances being cancelled through April 10 due to cases of COVID within the company. The extended run, which began March 13, is expected to resume performances April 12 at the Newman Theater and continue through May 15.

The new musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Public Theater Artist-in-Residence Taub, who shines a light on the forgotten women who fought for women's suffrage in America. Suffs follows their victories as well as their failures in working against the divides and oppression they faced in the years leading up to the passing of the 19th Amendment.

Read reviews here.

CitiTourNY (Brian Scott Lipton)

Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Entertainment Weekly (Andrea Towers)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Helen Shaw)

New York Theatre Guide (Diep Tran)

New York Times (Maya Phillips)

NY Stage Review (David Finkle, Steven Suskin)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez) 

TimeOut NY (Raven Snook)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

Washington Post (Peter Marks)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The cast stars Taub as Alice Paul, alongside Tony winner Nikki M. James, Tony nominees Phillipa Soo and Jenn Colella, Jenna Bainbridge, Ally Bonino, Tsilala Brock, Hannah Cruz, Nadia Dandashi, Aisha de Haas, Stephanie Everett, Amina Faye, Holly Gould, Cassondra James, Jaygee Macapugay, Grace McLean, Susan Oliveras, Mia Pak, Liz Pearce, Monica Tulia Ramirez, J. Riley Jr., Angela Travino, Ada Westfall, and Aurelia Williams. 

Tony nominee Leigh Silverman directs the production. Serving on the creative team are music director and supervisor Andrea Grody, as well as choreographer and creative consultant Raja Feather Kelly, an Obie winner.

Also on the creative team are scenic designer Mimi Lien, costume designer Toni-Leslie James, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Sun Hee Kil, sound effects designer Daniel Kluger, hair, wigs, and makeup designer Matthew Armentrout, dramaturg Ayanna Thompson, production stage manager Melanie J. Lisby, and stage managers Amber Johnson and Jessie Moore. Orchestrations are by Mike Brun and prop management is by Corinne Gologursky.

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