BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY
Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, byRandal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlowas "Hank Williams," today, July 25 - August 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Check out a first look at highlights below!
Pink Previews, where tickets sales benefit the Lynn Sage Foundation for breast cancer research, are tonight, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Friday August 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29 Wednesdays - Fridays and $39 Saturdays and Sundays. The performance schedule is Wednesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale March 31 at 773.404.7336 oramericanbluestheater.com.
Hank Williams: Lost Highway opened August 30, 2013 to unanimous raves from critics and sold-out houses at the Greenhouse Theater Center. This summer the musical biography of one America's legendary singer-songwriters returns for a limited run. The tribute chronicles Williams' rise from humble beginnings in Louisiana to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry stage and becoming one of the great innovators of American music to his self-destruction at the age of twenty-nine. Hank Williams: Lost Highway includes more than 20 Williams' classics, including "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Move It on Over," "Hey, Good Lookin'" and "Jambalaya."
In addition to Brumlow as "Williams," the production features American Blues Ensemble members Jim Leaming, "Fred 'Pap'"; Michael Mahler, "Jimmy" on electric guitar; Suzanne Petri, "Mama" and Austin Cook, "Hoss" on upright bass; Artistic Affiliate Dana Black, "Waitress" with guest artists Byron Willis, "Tee Tot;" Greg Hirte, "Leon" on fiddle;Cora Vander Broek, "Audrey" and John Foley, "Shag" on console steel".
The Hank Williams: Lost Highway production team includes American Blues Ensemble members Sarah E. Ross (costume design); Lauri Dahl (dramaturg); Artistic Affiliate Arianna Soloway (properties) with guest artists Nick Belley (lighting design); Jackie Penrod (co-scenic design); Rick Penrod (co-scenic design); Rick Sims (sound design); Ellen Willett (production manager) and Dana M. Nestrick (stage manager) .
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