Paradise Blue

July 22 - August 2 | Main Stage
2015 Season

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

WORLD PREMIERE
(2012 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award Winner)
Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs Tony Award-nominee De’Adre 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.

Sponsored by

Kim & Wole Coaxum

Kristen Johanson & Tom Green

Paradise Blue is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play award


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Press

“VIBRANT WORLD PREMIERE” – The Boston Globe

“MARVELOUS ACTORS, REVELING IN THE MUSICALITY OF THE LANGUAGE”The New York Times

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