August Wilson's “Jitney,” Comes to Broadway

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August Wilson's "Jitney" (L to R): John Douglas Thompson as "Becker," Michael Potts as "Turnbo," Anthony Chisholm as "Fielding," & Brandon Dirden as "Booster"

Actor John Douglas Thompson and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson join us to discuss Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway debut of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” the only one of the ten plays in Wilson’s The American Century Cycle that has never been seen on Broadway. Set in the 1970s, the play follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to close the business and the boss’s son returns from prison, tempers flare, secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone.

"Jitney" runs through Sunday, March 12th at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre at 261 West 47th Street. For more information, click here.

August Wilson's 'Jitney' (L to R): André Holland as 'Youngblood' and Carra Patterson as 'Rena.'