Blues for an Alabama Sky


Joy. Struggle. That’s why they call it the blues.

New York in the summer of 1930. The hopeful notes of the Harlem Renaissance haven’t rung true for Angel, a failed Cotton Club singer, and her group of friends. Could their fortunes change at the hands of a handsome newcomer from Tuskegee, who sees in Angel a memory of lost love and a reminder of Alabama skies where the stars are so thick it’s bright as day?

On stage

September 7 – 25, 2022

Run Time

Approximately 2 hours, 25 minutes (including intermission)

Age Recommendation

12 + due to mature themes surrounding Women’s Health


Enjoy this tell-all interview with our award-winning returning guest director, Valerie Curtis-Newton.
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Check out this WHUP interview with “Blues for an Alabama Sky” dramaturg, Jacqueline Lawton! Start at 30.51 for an inside scoop on what makes this play so special.
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PlayMakers Repertory Company’s “Blues for an Alabama Sky” Offers a Haunting, Poignant View of 1930s’ Harlem
Triangle Arts Review
by Susie Potter
September 11, 2022

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Spectacular Magazine
by Lauren Taylor
September 12, 2022

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Chatham Life & Style
by Serayah Silver
September 21, 2022