JITNEY by August Wilson, on Broadway, beginning December 28, 2016

by August Wilson
directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

On Broadway, at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Freidman Theatre

Beginning December 28, 2016. Opens January 19, 2017


Only one of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s plays in the author’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.

Jitney Cover Image
ISBN: 9780573627958
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Published: Samuel French, Inc. - January 11th, 2011

Jitney: A Play - Broadway Tie-In Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781468314496
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 7th, 2017

August Wilson Century Cycle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781559363075
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - October 2007

Conversations with August Wilson (Literary Conversations) Cover Image
By Jackson R. Bryer (Editor), Mary C. Hartig (Editor)
ISBN: 9781578068319
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - March 30th, 2012