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This story of love and redemption returns to NY from Tony®-nominee Dominique Morisseau.
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About Sunset Baby

Tony-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau’s play Sunset Baby is back in New York 10 years after its world premiere. See this searing story about love, political action, and one woman’s journey from a life of restraint to one of liberation. Set an alert for Sunset Baby tickets on TodayTix.

Find out why The New York Times named Sunset Baby a Critic’s Pick, raving that the play “infuses old-fashioned generic staples with hot new blood” and “brings to mind the socially conscious family melodramas of the Great Depression. As in those plays, people face off in searingly articulate confrontations that reveal how an oppressive world has warped them.”

This fiery play, starring Emmy nominee and The Queen’s Gambit star Moses Ingram, opens in East New York, Brooklyn, where Nina comes face to face with her estranged father Kenyetta, a former Black revolutionary and political prisoner. All hell breaks loose as years of regret and resentment boil up to the surface.

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Run time

1h 40m

Start date

January 30th, 2024

End date

March 10th, 2024

Categories

Plays, Off Broadway

Age

Recommended for high schoolers and above

Reviews

Audiences Say
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense
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Elisa 9119
Profound, Edgy, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting
89 / 100
Patrick M 4
Riveting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing
90 / 100
Wish I Could See Them All
Raw, Character focused, Urban, Thought-provoking, Intense
85 / 100
chris_
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting
94 / 100
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Venue

Pershing Square Signature Center

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair access, assisted listening devices; open caption, audio described, and ASL performances

More information about Sunset Baby

Dominique Morisseau’s play Sunset Baby comes to Signature Theatre as the third play in her residency at the Off-Broadway company, following its productions of her plays Paradise Blue and Confederates. The MacArthur fellow and Tony-nominated playwright is also the author of The Detroit Project, A 3-Play Cycle, which includes her plays Skeleton Crew, Paradise Blue, and Detroit ’67. All three of these shows are set in the city where she was born and raised.

Morisseau was the Tony-nominated bookwriter on the Broadway musical Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations. She is notably the third Black woman to ever be nominated for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical.

Morisseau started her career in the theatre as an actress and performance poet before seeing her plays produced. She served as co-producer on the Showtime series Shameless for three seasons, and she is a two-time award winner of the NAACP Image Award, which celebrates outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in film, television, music, literature, and podcasts.

What to watch for

  • Labyrinth Theater Company originally produced the play in fall 2013 at the Bank Street Theater in the West Village.
  • Music is a big part of Morisseau’s plays even though most of her works are not musicals. "It's a resource and clue to my work, and music plays a unifier among cultural barriers," Morisseau told BroadwayWorld in 2013.
  • The term “sunset baby” refers to a twin who dies in the womb, leaving behind a surviving twin.
  • In her 2018 production of Paradise Blue at Signature Theatre, Dominique Morisseau stepped in to perform one of the roles at the last minute, exemplifying her multifaceted talent.
  • Following her Tony nomination for Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud, Morisseau is writing the book for Hippest Trip - The Soul Train Musical, a musical based on the hit TV show Soul Train.

Frequently asked questions

What is Sunset Baby about?

See the sizzling comeback of Dominique Morisseau's intense drama. Celebrated as a New York Times Critic's Pick, this play dives deep into the realms of love, activism, and liberation, as Nina — played by The Queen's Gambit's Moses Ingram —confronts her ex-revolutionary father.

What is the running time of Sunset Baby?

Sunset Baby runs for 1h 40m.

Which theatre is Sunset Baby at?

Sunset Baby is at New York's Pershing Square Signature Center.

How much are tickets for Sunset Baby?

Sunset Baby tickets start at $98.

What is the age recommendation for Sunset Baby?

Recommended for high schoolers and above

How do you get tickets for Sunset Baby?

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