The Geffen Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of “Paradise Blue. ” Opening night takes place on Thursday, November 18, 2021. The show is currently in previews…Written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Stori Ayers; 

L-R: Shayna Small, Alani iLongwe, Wendell B. Franklin, John Earl Jelks, and Tyla Abercrumbie in Paradise Blue at Geffen Playhouse. Directed by Stori Ayers. Photo by Justin Bettman;

Synopsis: Welcome to the sultry, jazz-filled Paradise Club. It’s 1949 in Detroit, and trumpet-playing club owner Blue has a tough decision to make. Should he sell his jazz joint as gentrification is banging on the door? The house band is desperate to stay, Blue’s demons are tempting him to leave, and the arrival of a seductive stranger turns everything upside down. In Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau’s (Ain’t Too Proud, Skeleton Crew) powerful noir-inspired drama, a makeshift family and their troubled bandleader find themselves fighting for the future of Paradise.

Paradise Blue is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Opening Night: Thursday, November 18, 2021; Previews: Tuesday, November 9 – Wednesday, November 17, 2021; Closing Night: Sunday, December 12, 2021

Mondays: No performance; Tuesdays – Fridays: 8:00pm; Saturdays: 3:00 and 8:00pm; Sundays: 2:00 and 7:00pm; Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

Tickets currently priced at $30.00 – $129.00. Available in person at the Geffen Playhouse box office, by phone at 310.208.2028 or online at Fees may apply. Children under 12 years of age will not be admitted.


What: Performance
Where: Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., LA, 90024 
When: See schedule and ticket info above