Signature Theatre announces a second extension for Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau

The New York premiere of Paradise Blue wlll now run through to June 17, 2018 at Pershing Square Signature Center.

J. Alphonse Nicholson & Kristolyn Lloyd in Paradise Blue

Signature Theatre has announced a second extension for its current NYC premiere of Paradise Blue, written by Obie Award-winner Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, which began previews at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre inside the Pershing Square Signature Center on April 24, 2018, and officially opened on May 14. Initially intended to run through to June 3, the limited engagement was first extended through to June 10 and will now run through to June 17, 2018.

Synopsis: "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 of Paradise Blue includes Francois BattisteKristolyn Lloyd, Simone MissickJ. Alphonse Nicholson, and Keith Randolph Smith.

The creative team behind Paradise Blue features original music by Kenny Rampton, music direction by Bill Sims, Jr., scenic design by Neil Patel, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Rui Rita, sound design by Darron L West, and fight direction by Thomas Schall.

The world premiere of Paradise Blue was staged at the Williamstown Theatre Festival during its 2015 season.

Paradise Blue Tickets are available now for performances through to June 17, 2018.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)