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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 the first production of Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau's Signature Residency. Directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Jitney), it is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.
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PARADISE BLUE Celebrates Final Two Weeks with Student Rush TicketsPARADISE BLUE Celebrates Final Two Weeks with Student Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - June 4, 2018

Student rush tickets will be offered for the final two weeks of performances of the Signature Theatre production of Paradise Blue by Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Student rush tickets will be sold for $30 when the ground floor Box Office opens each day up until performance time. The tickets are only available for purchase in person at 480 West 42nd Street and are subject to availability. Limit two tickets per person. Valid student ID must be presented at the time of purchase. (more...)

BWW Interview: PARADISE BLUE's Kristolyn Lloyd Yearns for MoreBWW Interview: PARADISE BLUE's Kristolyn Lloyd Yearns for More
by Naomi Serviss - May 29, 2018

Dominique Morisseau's taut play depicting desperation at a 1949 Detroit jazz club in an African-American neighborhood targeted for gentrification recalls August Wilson's Pittsburgh-set series. (more...)

BWW Review: Dominique Morisseau's Captivating Jazz Noir Drama, PARADISE BLUEBWW Review: Dominique Morisseau's Captivating Jazz Noir Drama, PARADISE BLUE
by Michael Dale - May 21, 2018

Depending on how snobby you are about the belief that no American play can truly be said to have premiered until it has opened in New York, Paradise Blue, the ravishing new jazz noir drama by Dominique Morisseau is either the second or third installment in the playwright's trilogy set in her hometown of Detroit. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Second Extension for PARADISE BLUESignature Theatre Announces Second Extension for PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

The Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of Paradise Blue by Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson has been extended by a week for a second time, the company announced today. The production, which opened on May 14, will now run through June 17, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: PARADISE BLUE Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: PARADISE BLUE Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

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! (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Free Special Events For PARADISE BLUESignature Theatre Announces Free Special Events For PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) will host several special events in connection with Dominique Morisseau's Paradise Blue this spring at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues), the company announced today. These events are part of the Signature Spotlight Series. (more...)

Signature Extends Dominique Morisseau's PARADISE BLUESignature Extends Dominique Morisseau's PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2018

The Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of Paradise Blue by Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau and directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson has been extended one week, the company announced today. The production, which opens on May 14, will now run through June 10, 2018. (more...)