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Paradise Blue


2020 Season

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
With André Holland, Kristolyn Lloyd, Simone Missick, Keith Randolph Smith, Blair Underwood

It's 1949 in Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood, and there’s no better place to hear or play jazz than Paradise Club. Blue (Emmy Award winner, Grammy Award winner, and 2020 Tony Award nominee Blair Underwood), club owner and trumpeter, can wail like no other, but as forces outside the club conspire to irreparably change life inside and outside Paradise's walls, he... Read More

2019…THAT’S A WRAP!


Season

  Throughout 2019, Williamstown Theatre Festival continued its traditions of developing and producing artistically vibrant and culturally resonant plays and musicals, incubating the next generation of great theatre artists, and connecting broad and diverse audiences with its work. This summer, over just 55 days of the Festival, we produced more than 177 performances of 38 shows, readings, and special events as well... Read More

Season Sneak Peek & Reading

June 8 The Clark @ 7pm
2017 Season

Become a Festival insider as Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield previews the 2017 season, followed by a reading of Alan Fox’s new play Safe Space, featuring André Holland ("Moonlight", WTF’s 2015 production of Paradise Blue). Safe Space tells the tale of Marcus Wood (Holland), a passionate professor facing a complicated accusation from a student (Midori Francis).  The university’s president intervenes, and campus-wide... Read More

Fridays@3

July 17 - August 21 See below for venue
2015 Season

Tickets: $5 suggested donation; reservations recommended GET A GLIMPSE of bold new work from leading playwrights read by members of the WTF Company. July 17 | Main Stage DEAR ELIZABETH By Sarah Ruhl Directed by Rebecca Taichman With Jessica Hecht & Tom Nelis July 24 | Nikos Stage PANOPTICON, OR THE SOURCE By Gabe McKinley Directed by Jason McDowell-Green With... Read More

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... Read More

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