I had the wonderful pleasure of working with Joe Mantello, Tony Award-winning Director and Lisa D’Amour, playwright for Michigan Avenue Magazine, Dec-Jan 2014 Issue at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Airline Highway will have its world premiere engagement in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre, December 4th before opening on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club’s, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in Spring 2015.
Synopsis: 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. A world premiere from the author of Detroit, Airline Highway is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts who make life a little more interesting.
Photography by Jennifer Avello
Joseph Mantello is an American actor and director best known for his work on Broadway productions of Wicked, Take Me Out and Assassins, as well as earlier in his career being one of the original Broadway cast of Angels in America.
Lisa D’Amour is a playwright, performer, and former Carnival Queen from New Orleans who resides in New York. D’Amour is an alumnus of New Dramatists.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a Tony Award-winning Chicago theatre company founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, and Jeff Perry in the Unitarian church on Half Day Road in Deerfield.
I’m looking forward to seeing the performance next week!!
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