Off-Broadway Premiere of Paradise Blue Extends Again at Signature Theatre

Off-Broadway News   Off-Broadway Premiere of Paradise Blue Extends Again at Signature Theatre
 
Dominique Morisseau’s 1949-set Detroit drama, which takes place in a jazz club, will now continue through June 17.
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Simone Missick and Kristolyn Lloyd Joan Marcus

The Off-Broadway premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Paradise Blue has been extended for a second time and will now continue an additional week through June 17 in Signature Theatre's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. Directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the new drama takes place in a jazz club in Detroit’s gentrifying Blackbottom neighborhood in 1949.

Read: WHEN SIMONE MISSICK HAD A SCHEDULING CONFLICT, DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU STEPPED INTO HER OWN PLAY

The story follows Blue, a troubled trumpeter and the owner of Paradise Club, who is torn between remaining in Blackbottom with his loyal lover Pumpkin and leaving behind a traumatic past.

The cast is made up of Dear Evan Hansen's Kristolyn Lloyd, Francois Battiste (Head of Passes), J. Alphonse Nicholson (Luke Cage), and Keith Randolph Smith (Malcolm X, Jitney).

Paradise Blue began April 24 and officially opened May 14. Read reviews here.

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