Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour’s new play is heading to the Great White Way! Airline Highway will begin previews at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 1, 2015, with opening night set for April 23. Directed by Joe Mantello, the show will receive its world premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Downstairs Theatre, December 4 through February 8, 2015.
Airline Highway is an ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting. In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans’ infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers, and philosophers have come together to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects.
Casting and creative team for the limited engagement at Manhattan Theatre Club will be announced later.
Airline Highway is presented as part of MTC’s 2014-2015 season, joining the previously announced productions of The Country House by Donald Margulies, Constellations by Nick Payne, The World of Extreme Happiness by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, The Swing of the Sea by Richard Greenberg and By the Water by Sharyn Rothstein. One additional production for the 2014-2015 season will be announced shortly.