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Paradise Blue Announces Student Rush Policy

Dominique Morisseau's play begins the final two weeks of its New York premiere at Signature Theatre.

J. Alphonse Nicholson and Simone Missick in the Signature Theatre production of Paradise Blue.
(© Joan Marcus)

Signature Theatre has announced a student rush policy as the New York premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Paradise Blue begins its final two weeks, running through June 17 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

Student rush tickets will be sold for $30 when the ground floor box office opens each day up until performance time. The tickets are available for purchase in person only, and are subject to availability. Each person will be allowed up to two tickets, and a valid student ID must be presented at the time of purchase.

Paradise Blue is described as follows: "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." The show had its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival during its 2015 season.

The Signature cast features Francois Battiste (Head of Passes), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen), Simone Missick (Luke Cage), J. Alphonse Nicholson (Luke Cage), and Keith Randolph Smith (Jitney).

Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the creative team includes Neil Patel (scenic dsesign), Clint Ramos (costume design), Rui Rita (lighting design), Darron L. West (sound design), Thomas Schall (fight direction), Kenny Rampton (original music), Bill Sims Jr. (music director), and Laura Wilson (production stage manager).