SUFFS Marches to Broadway

After a sold-out, extended run off-Broadway, SUFFS arrives on Broadway this spring!

Suffs stems from the very creative and singular mind of multi-award winner, Shaina Taub.  As Variety said: this “remarkable, epic new musical boldly explores the victories and failures of a struggle for equality that’s far from over.” Suffs features book, music and lyrics by multi-award winner, Shaina Taub and direction by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet).  There couldn’t be a more ideal student show combining music, singing, dancing all in the service of telling a pivotal movement in America’s history. 

What is the musical about?

It’s 1913 and the women’s movement is heating up in America, anchored by the suffragists — “Suffs,” as they call themselves — and their relentless pursuit of the right to vote. Reaching across and against generational, racial, and class divides, these brilliant, flawed women entertain and inspire us with the story of their hard-won victory in an ongoing fight. So much has changed since the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment  over a century ago, and yet we’re reminded sometimes we need to look back, in order to march fearlessly into the future. 

The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. 

Who do you know in Suffs?

Shaina Taub not only penned the book and music, she stars as Alice Paul! Nikki M. James, fan favorite from The Book of Mormon and Les Miserables, plays Ida B. Wells. And Jenn Colella, everyone’s favorite pilot from Come From Away, steps in as Carrie Chapman Catt.

What groups will enjoy Suffs?

Student groups and groups of all ages will enjoy and admire this multi-faceted musical for a multitude of reasons. Group minimum is 10 and student pricing starts as low as $49!