BWW TV: First Look at Matt Brumlow and More in Highlights of HANK WILLIAMS
Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the first production in American Blues Theater's "Legends and Legacies" season, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matt Brumlow as "Hank Williams," August 30 - October 6, at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look below!
In addition to Brumlow as "Williams" the production features American Blues Ensemble members Laura Coover, "Audrey;" Jim Leaming, "Fred 'Pap';" Michael Mahler, "Jimmy" on electric guitar and Suzanne Petri, "Mama" with guest artists Dana Black, "Waitress;" John Crowley, "Tee Tot;" Greg Hirte, "Leon" on fiddle and Jon Foley, "Shag" on console steel" and Artistic Associate Austin Cook as "Hoss" on upright bass.
The Hank Williams: Lost Highway production team includes American Blues Ensemble members Michael Mahler, associate music director and Sarah E. Ross, costumes design with Jackie and Rick Penrod, scenic design; Nick Belley, lighting design; Grant Sabin and Arianna Soloway, co-properties design, and Rick Sims, sound design.
Tickets are $29 Thursdays and Fridays and $39 Saturdays and Sundays. The performance schedule is Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. There are post-show Town Hall discussions followingSunday performances beginning September 8. Tickets are on sale now at 773.404.7336 or americanbluestheater.com.
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