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Jitney on Broadway

August Wilson’s Jitney, the only one of the author’s plays not previously performed on Broadway, will be coming to the Great White Way this winter. The play is set in the early 1970s and tells the story of a group of men who are trying to make a living by driving jitneys, or unlicensed cabs. The city threatens to shut down the business, and the boss’s son returns after a stint in prison. Emotions rise to the surface and secrets are revealed, threatening to tear the characters apart.

Jitney on Broadway Tickets

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Tony Award-Winning Director Was Involved in Other Wilson Plays

Jitney will be directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, who won a Tony for his performance in Seven Guitars, another play written by August Wilson. Santiago-Hudson also had a role in Wilson’s play Gem of the Ocean and directed his play The Piano Lesson off-Broadway.

Jitney is the eighth story in the playwright’s The American Century Cycle. Jitney was performed in Pittsburgh in 1982 and was performed at the Signature Theatre off-Broadway in 2000.

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Jitney will be produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club. The play will be performed at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Previews are scheduled to begin December 28, and opening night will be January 19, 2017.

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