Tickets are now on sale for Riding the Midnight Express, written by and starring Billy Hayes, which begins performances off-Broadway on January 22. Directed by John Gould Rubin, the one-man show will play a limited engagement through March 23 at St. Luke’s Theatre.
First he wrote the best-selling book. Then came the Oscar-winning film. Now, with Riding the Midnight Express, comes a solo show performed by the man who lived it. Billy Hayes recounts his time in a Turkish prison and his amazing, harrowing escape.
Hayes' autobiographical book, Midnight Express, was released in 1977 and adapted into a film a year later, starring Brad Davis, Randy Quaid and John Hurt. It won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.