About This Show

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 first production of Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau’s Signature residency, Paradise Blue, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson) is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: April 24, 2018 Opening Night: May 14, 2018 Final Performance: June 17, 2018
Location: Pershing Square Signature Center, New York City

480 W 42nd St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | May 14, 2018
Signature Theatre presents the New York premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s second “Detroit Project” play.

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