It’s all about jazz, race, women and gentrification in Paradise Blue.

THIS WEEK, Gloucester Stage Company debuted the regional premiere of the critically acclaimed Paradise Blue, a noir-inspired drama set in a 1949 Detroit jazz club neighborhood as it faces demolition to make way for the “innovation” of the national highway system.

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From left, Dereks Thomas as Corn, Durrell Lyons as Blue and Destiny Deshuan Washington as Pumpkin.

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Durrell Lyons as Blue.

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Darian Michael Garey (left) as Sam and Dereks Thomas as Corn.

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The ensemble cast of Paradise Blue.  From left, Darian Michael Garey (Sam), Dereks Thomas (Corn), Durrell Lyons (Blue), Destiny Washington (Pumpkin) and Alexandria Danielle King as Silver.

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Alexandria Danielle King as Silver.

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