Tony Award-nominee De’Adre Aziza recently starred alongside Blair Underwood and Andre Holland in the world premiere staging of Dominique Morisseau Paradise Blue at the Willimastown Theatre Festival. She shares a busy two-show day, performing her onstage duties, fighting food temptations to accommodate her fierce costumes and dealing with her parental duties via Facetime.
Onstage Intensity With Blair, Corset Battles, Momma Drama! Spend a Day at Williamstown With the Extraordinary De'Adre Aziza
Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs Tony Award-nominee Aziza, Golden Globe-nominee Blair Underwood and Andre Holland in the world premiere of a bracing and charged drama from Dominique Morisseau. "Blue (Underwood), a gifted trumpeter, contemplates selling his once-vibrant jazz club in Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood to shake free the demons of his past and better his life. But where does that leave his devoted Pumpkin, who has dreams of her own? And what does it mean for the club’s resident bebop band? When a mysterious woman with a walk that drives men mad (Aziza) comes to town with her own plans, everyone’s world is turned upside down. This dynamic and musically-infused drama shines light on the challenges of building a better future on the foundation of what our predecessors have left us."