Paradise Blue

Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau begins performances on April 24, 2018 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).

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The Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of Paradise Blue by Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau (Skeleton Crew, Pipeline) is directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano LessonJitney).

Paradise Blue runs April 24 - June 3, 2018 with a Monday, May 14 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10thAvenues). All tickets for the initial run of the production are $30 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. – Sun., 11am – 6pm) or visit www.SignatureTheatre.org.

In 1949, Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood is gentrifying. Blue, a troubled trumpeter and the owner of Paradise Club, is torn between remaining in Blackbottom with his loyal lover Pumpkin and leaving behind a traumatic past. But when the arrival of a mysterious woman stirs up tensions, the fate of Paradise Club hangs in the balance. Paradise Blue is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.

The cast includes Obie Award-winner Francois Battiste (Head of Passes, “Ten Days in the Valley”), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan HansenThe Liquid Plain), J. Alphonse Nicholson (“Tales,” “Luke Cage”), Keith Randolph Smith (Malcolm XJitney).

The creative team includes Neil Patel (Scenic Design), Clint Ramos (Costume Design), Rui Rita (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), Thomas Schall (Fight Direction), Kenny Rampton (Original Music), Bill Sims, Jr. (Music Director). Laura Wilson is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Caparelliotis Casting.