Photo Flash: PARADISE BLUE Celebrates Opening Night
Paradise Blue opened on Monday, May 14 and runs till June 10, 2018 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10thAvenues). Check out the photos below!
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 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: Anita Shevett
Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Director)
James Key & Dominique Morisseau(Playwright)
Guest & Dominique Morisseau(Playwright)
Kenny Rampton & Bill Sims, Jr.
Guest & Martha Clarke
Keith Randolph Smith, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Paige Evans (Artistic Director of Signature Theatre), Simone Missick, Dominique Morisseau(Playwright), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Director), Kristolyn Lloyd, Francois Battiste, & Harold Wolpert (Executive Director of Signature Theatre)
Kenny Rampton, Renee Rampton, & Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Director)