Signature Theatre announces cast of Paradise Blue

The NYC premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Paradise Blue begins performances at the Pershing Square Signature Center on April 24, 2018.

 Francois Battiste, Kristolyn Lloyd, J. Alphonse Nicholson, and Keith Randolph Smith

Signature Theatre has now announced casting for the upcoming NYC premiere of Paradise Blue, written by Obie Award-winner Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, which begins previews at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre inside the Pershing Square Signature Center on April 24, 2018, before an official opening on May 14 and a limited engagement through to June 3, 2018.

The cast of Paradise Blue includes Francois Battiste, Kristolyn Lloyd, J. Alphonse Nicholson, and Keith Randolph Smith.

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 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.

Signature Theatre's current production of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & The Zoo Story plays its final performance on the Irene Diamond Stage this Sunday, March 25.

Paradise Blue Tickets are available now for performances from April 24 through to June 3, 2018.