HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY to Return to Greenhouse Theater Center, 7/25-8/31/2014
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, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matt Brumlow as "Hank Williams," July 25 - August 31, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $39 Thursdays and Fridays and $49 Saturdays and Sundays. The performance schedule is Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale March 31, 2014 at 773.404.7336 or americanbluestheater.com.
Hank Williams: Lost Highway, opened August 30, 2013 at the Greenhouse Theater Center and received unanimous raves from critics and audiences, is the musical biography of one America's legendary singer-songwriters. 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 with guest artists Dana Black, "Waitress;" John Crowley, "Tee Tot;" Greg Hirte, "Leon" on fiddle and John Foley, "Shag" on console steel"