Photos: Get a 1st Look at Dominique Morisseau's Sunset Baby at Off-Broadway's Signature | Playbill

Production Photos Photos: Get a 1st Look at Dominique Morisseau's Sunset Baby at Off-Broadway's Signature

Steve H. Broadnax III directs the production.

Moses Ingram in Sunset Baby Marc J. Franklin

Signature Theatre's production of Sunset Baby, penned by Signature Premiere Resident and Tony nominee Dominique Morisseau, began previews January 30. Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, the production will officially open February 20 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

The cast features Russell Hornsby (Fences) as Kenyatta, Emmy nominee Moses Ingram (The Queen’s Gambit) as Nina, and J. Alphonse Nicholson (A Soldier’s Play) as Damon, Nina’s boyfriend.

Get a first look at the limited engagement, which continues through March 10, in the photo gallery below.

Photos: Dominique Morisseau's Sunset Baby Off-Broadway

Set in East New York, Sunset Baby explores the relationship between Nina and her estranged father. A former Black revolutionary and political prisoner, Kenyatta reappears to claim a piece of Nina’s late mother's legacy. While he had visions of changing the world, his daughter became everything he feared. Now Kenyatta’s at her mercy for his own redemption.

In her Signature Premiere Residency, Sunset Baby follows Morisseau’s Confederates (2022) and Paradise Blue (2018). This new production reteams Broadnax III both with Morisseau (he directed the world and New York premieres of Blood at the Root) and with Signature (where he staged the world premiere of Katori Hall’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hot Wing King).

The staging also features scenic design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Alan C. Edwards, co-sound design by Curtis Craig and Jimmy Keys aka “J. Keys," projection and video design by Katherine Freer, intimacy coordination by cultural specialist Ann C. James, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting. The production stage manager is Mars Wolfe.

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