Paradise Blue

Signature Theatre continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season with Paradise Blue - the first production of Dominique Morisseau’s Signature Residency.

Performances take place at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre in the Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
2hrs 20mins (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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About Paradise Blue:

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.

By:
Dominique Morisseau
Producer:
Signature Theatre
Director:
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Lighting:
Rui Rita
Sound:
Darron L West
Design:
Neil Patel
Costume:
Clint Ramos
Cast list:
Francois Battiste, Kristolyn Lloyd, J. Alphonse Nicholson, and Keith Randolph Smith
Other info:
Original Music by Kenny Rampton, Music Direction by Bill Sims, Jr., and Fight Direction by Thomas Schall
Paradise Blue Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 24, 2018
Opening date: 
May 14, 2018
Closes: 
June 17, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:30pm
Wednesday2pm7:30pm
Thursday-7:30pm
Friday-7:30pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

Address:
480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Our Review

Paradise is in the eye of the beholder in Dominique Morisseau’s Paradise Blue. It is the second play in her 3-play cycle “The Detroit Projects,” and the first offering in her 5-year residency at Signature Theatre. The Paradise Club is a kind of living hell for its owner Blue (J. Alphonse Nicholson). For Pumpkin (Kristolyn Lloyd), his girlfriend and the club’s cook, waitress, bartender &... Read more