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
If you enjoyed the recent film”Fences” by Denzel Washington, then you will want to check out August Wilson’s play “Jitney” which is now on Broadway (NYC) for the first time.
Jitney, 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. This Broadway debut is directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, one of Wilson’s finest interpreters.
August Wilson’s Jitney Tickets & Information
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 West 47th Street
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
New York NY 10036