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BROADWAYsamuel j. friedman theatre
261 west 47th street

August Wilson's Jitney

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JITNEY PLAYED ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE MARCH 12TH 2017

NOMINATED!
OUTSTANDING REVIVAL OF A PLAY -DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD
NOMINATED!
John Douglas Thompson - Best Distinguished Performance -DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD
"JOYFULLY INTOXICATING. A GLORIOUS AND VITAL CELEBRATION, WITH AN IMPECCABLY TUNED ENSEMBLE" -The New York Times
"A THRILLING JOURNEY! Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s production is EXCELLENT" -Time Out New York
"A MUST-SEE SHOW! I’d put this classic August Wilson ensemble drama at the top of my theater-to-see list" -The New York Times
"GRADE: A! A gem of a play, both TIMELY and TIMELESS.” -Entertainment Weekly
"⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆! August Wilson’s playful and poignant drama is A TRIUMPH!" -The Guardian
"An energizing symphony!" -The New York Times

Synopsis

Only one of the plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway  – until now. Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’ son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. MTC has a long history of co-producing works by this legendary playwright: King Hedley II, Seven Guitars and The Piano Lesson, and is proud to produce this Broadway debut. Directing is Ruben Santiago-Hudson, one of Wilson’s finest interpreters.

Running Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes, with 1 intermission

Lead support for August Wilson’s Jitney has been provided by MTC’s Producing Fund Partner, Andrew Martin-Weber. Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Manhattan Theatre Club.

Cast

castHarvy Blanks
castAnthony Chisholm
castBrandon J. Dirden
castAndré Holland
castCarra Patterson
castMichael Potts
castKeith Randolph Smith
castRay Anthony Thomas
castJohn Douglas Thompson
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August Wilson's Jitney

Broadway premiere directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

With Harvy Blanks, Anthony Chisholm, Brandon J. Dirden, André Holland, Carra Patterson, Michael Potts, Keith Randolph Smith, Ray Anthony Thomas, John Douglas Thompson

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Broadway Info

SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE

261 West 47th Street (between Broadway & 8th Ave.)
The Friedman Theatre seats 650. Seating is on Orchestra, Premier Circle and Mezzanine levels—all seating accessible by elevator.
Map | Seating Chart

TICKETS

Single ticket sales call Telecharge.com (212) 239-6200.
Group ticket sales call Broadway Inbound at (866) 302-0995.

Off-Broadway Info

New York City Center

131 West 55th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
Stage I seats 300. All seats are on Orchestra level—all seating accessible by elevator.
Map | Seating Chart

Stage II seats 150. All seats are on Orchestra level—all seating accessible by elevator.
Map | Seating Chart

TICKETS

Single ticket sales call CityTix at (212) 581-1212.
Group ticket sales call (212) 399-3000 x4132.
Buy tickets online at CityTix