Cast announced for MTC's Airline Highway on Broadway


Principal casting has been announced for the Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming production of Airline Highway, which begins previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 1 April 2015, with an official opening on 23 April 2015 .

The cast will include Carolyn Braver, K. Todd Freeman, Scott Jaeck, Ken Marks, Caroline Neff, Tim Edward Rhoze, Judith Roberts, Joe Tippett, and Julie White will an additional 16 person ensemble to be announced.

Airline Highway is written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D’Amour and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. It features designs by Scott Pask, costumes by David Zinn, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design and original music by Fitz Patton.

"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."

Airline Highway was commissioned and developed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Prior to coming to MTC, Airline Highway received its world premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre on 4 December 2014.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Original production of Airline Highway