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About the Show
A new musical explores race relations in the Five Points neighborhood of New York in 1863.
As the Civil War rages on, free Blacks and Irish immigrants live and love together in the unlikeliest of neighborhoods – the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of Lower Manhattan’s notorious Five Points slum, where tap dancing was born. But this racial equilibrium would come to a sharp and brutal end when President Lincoln’s need to institute the first Federal Draft to support the Union Army would incite the deadly NY Draft Riots of July 1863. This musical explores the racial harmony undone by a country at war with itself through characters at a local saloon called Paradise Square.