Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's PARADISE BLUE
Paradise Blue runs April 24 - June 10, 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). 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 Hansen, The Liquid Plain), Simone Missick("Luke Cage"), J. Alphonse Nicholson ("Tales," "Luke Cage"), Keith Randolph Smith (Malcolm X, Jitney).
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus