Lisa D’Amour's Airline Highway begins performances at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 1. Directed by Joe Mantello, Manhattan Theatre Club’s presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s ensemble production will officially open on April 23.
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.
The cast includes Tony winner Julie White, K. Todd Freeman, Scott Jaeck, Ken Marks, Judith Roberts, Carolyn Braver, Caroline Neff, Tim Edward Rhoze, Joe Tippett, Shannon Eagen, Venida Evans, Joe Forbrich, Leslie Hendrix, Sekou Laidlow and Toni Martin.