About This Show

New York City. 1863. As the Civil War raged on, an extraordinary thing occurred amid the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of the Five Points, the notorious 19th-century Lower Manhattan slum. Irish immigrants escaping the devastation of the Great Famine settled alongside free-born Black Americans and those who escaped slavery, arriving by means of the Underground Railroad. The two communities co-existed, intermarried, raised families, and shared their cultures in this unlikeliest of neighborhoods. The amalgamation between the communities took its most exuberant form with raucous dance contests on the floors of the neighborhood bars and dance halls. It is here in the Five Points where tap dancing was born, as Irish step dancing joyously competed with Black American Juba. This new musical features choreography by Tony-winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening).

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: March 15, 2022 Opening Night: April 3, 2022 Final Performance: July 17, 2022

TheaterMania Review

| | April 3, 2022
This epic new musical is set in New York’s Five Points neighborhood during the Civil War.