The Off-Broadway premiere of Dominique Morisseau's Paradise Blue has been extended for a second time and will now continue an additional week through June 17 in Signature Theatre's Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. Directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the new drama takes place in a jazz club in Detroit’s gentrifying Blackbottom neighborhood in 1949.
The story follows Blue, a troubled trumpeter and the owner of Paradise Club, who is torn between remaining in Blackbottom with his loyal lover Pumpkin and leaving behind a traumatic past.
The cast is made up of Dear Evan Hansen's Kristolyn Lloyd, Francois Battiste (Head of Passes), J. Alphonse Nicholson (Luke Cage), and Keith Randolph Smith (Malcolm X, Jitney).
Paradise Blue began April 24 and officially opened May 14. Read reviews here.