Join Detroit Public Theatre for Paradise Blue!

The third play in MacArthur Genius award-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau's Detroit cycle, Paradise Blue is set in Detroit's Black Bottom neighborhood as it is being gentrified in 1949. Blue, a brilliant jazz musician, is torn between remaining in Black Bottom or leaving behind his traumatic past. Paradise Blue is a passionate, timely look at what is lost—and what is gained—by the people of a city in transition.

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BIRTHDAY CANDLES is heading to BROADWAY

Detroit Public Theatre’s first commissioned play, BIRTHDAY CANDLES by Noah Haidle, will be produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company in Spring 2020.

Vivienne Benesch, who directed the world premiere at Detroit Public Theatre, will also direct the Broadway production.

Click here to read the full press release.


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