Paradise Blue

Name: Pershing Square Signature Center/ The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Address: 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: April 24, 2018
Opening date: May 14, 2018
Closing date: June 17, 2018
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
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. Paradise Blue is the first production of Obie Award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau’s Signature Residency. Directed by Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Jitney), it is a thrilling and timely look at the changes a community endures to find its resilience.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Signature Theatre Producer
Beth Whitaker Associate Artistic Director
Dominique Morisseau Playwright
Kenny Rampton Original Music
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Director
Bill Sims Jr. Musical Director
Gabriel Vega Weissman Assistant Director
Thomas Schall Fight Director
Neil Patel Set Designer
Clint Ramos Costume Designer
Rui Rita Lighting Designer
Darron L West Sound Designer
Charles G. LaPointe Hair & Wig
Catherine McRea Assistant Set Designer
Asa Benally Assistant Costume Designer
Michael A. Megliola Assistant Lighting Designer
Stephen Dee Associate Sound Designer
Gilbert Medina General Manager
Boneau/Bryan-Brown Press Representative
Laura Wilson Production Stage Manager
Lindsay Eberly Assistant Stage Manager
Paul Ziemer Director of Production
Jenna Clark Embrey Dramaturg
Caparelliotis Casting Casting

Actor Role
Francois Battiste P-Sam
Kristolyn Lloyd Pumpkin
Simone Missick Silver
J. Alphonse Nicholson Blue
Keith Randolph Smith Corn
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2019 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Play Signature Theatre Producer
      Dominique Morisseau Playwright
      Ruben Santiago-Hudson Director
2 NOMINATED 2019 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Keith Randolph Smith Actor
3 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Director/Dramatic Production Ruben Santiago-Hudson Director
4 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Playwright Dominique Morisseau Playwright
5 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Outstanding Ensemble Performance    
6 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Best Play Signature Theatre Producer
Residency Five