UPCOMING: August Wilson's JITNEY, November 12-16, Music Hall, Detroit

UPCOMING: August Wilson's JITNEY, November 12-16, Music Hall, Detroit
credit: Joan Marcus
*Disclosure: I have a media relationship with Broadway in Detroit. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

Jitney will be coming to Detroit this November, and I've never seen it before (or been to Music Hall!) so I'm excited to be attending.

About the show:
Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of Play, August Wilson’s Jitney will appear at The Music Hall, in Detroit, November 12 – 16, 2019. Broadway In Detroit is presenting the show in partnership with The Detroit Public Theatre.

Tickets for Jitney are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787.

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.

August Wilson’s Jitney is directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The rest of the creative team includes David Gallo, Set Designer; Toni-Leslie James, Costume Designer; Jane Cox, Lighting Designer; Darron L. West and Charles Coes, Sound Designers; Bill Sims Jr., Composer; and, Thomas Schall, Fight Director.

Casting for the Detroit engagement of August Wilson’s Jitney will feature Keith Randolph Smith as Doub; Harvy Blanks as Shealy; Ray Anthony Thomas as Turnbo; Anthony Chisholm as Fielding; Francois Battiste as Booster; Amari Cheatom as Youngblood and Brian D. Coats as Philmore.

The show was originally produced by Manhattan Theatre Club. The Detroit engagement is being presented through a partnership between Broadway in Detroit and the Detroit Public Theatre.

"We are so thrilled to partner with Broadway in Detroit on bringing Jitney by August Wilson, directed by the remarkable Ruben Santiago-Hudson, to Detroit,” said Courtney Burkett, Producing Artistic Director, Detroit Public Theatre. “August Wilson's Pittsburgh cycle served as an inspiration for Dominique Morisseau's Detroit cycle, which includes Paradise Blue the first play we are presenting in our fifth season at Detroit Public Theatre.”

For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInDetroit.com.

Performance times for August Wilson’s Jitney appearing November 12-16, 2019 at The Music Hall, located at 350 Madison Ave. in Detroit are:

· Tuesday – Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
· Thursday matinee at 1:00 p.m.
· Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets for Jitney start at $39 (includes facility fee) and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787. For group sales (10 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

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Have you ever seen Jitney before? If so, what did you think of it?

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