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FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Broadway's AIRLINE HIGHWAY

Rehearsals began last week for Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation ofSteppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out). The limited engagement will begin previews Wednesday, April 1 and open Thursday, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below!

The Broadway cast of Airline Highway will feature Carolyn Braver (Steppenwolf's Leveling Up, "Chicago Fire"), Tony Award nominee and Steppenwolf ensemble member K. Todd Freeman(Steppenwolf's The Song of Jacob Zulu, Fetch Clay/Make Man), Scott Jaeck (Steppenwolf's August: Osage County, The Irish Curse), Ken Marks (Father Comes Home from the Wars), Caroline Neff(Older Children, Steppenwolf's The Way West), Tim Edward Rhoze (Steppenwolf's The Crucible and Wendell Green), Judith Roberts (Present Laughter, "Orange Is The New Black"), Joe Tippett (Ashville, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County), and Tony Award winner Julie White (The Little Dog Laughed, From Up Here).

Completing the 16-person ensemble are Todd d'Amour, Shannon Eagen, Venida Evans, Joe Forbrich, Leslie Hendrix,Sekou Laidlow, and Toni Martin.

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 is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting. MTC is proud to present this Steppenwolf production by the writer of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Detroit, and helmed by the Tony-winning director of Take Me Out and Casa Valentina.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

(1st row) Venida Evans, Judith Roberts, Julie White, Carolyn Braver and Caroline Neff (2nd row) Joe Forbich, Toni Martin, Ken Marks, Scott Jaeck, Joe Tippett, K. Todd Freeman, Tim Edward Rhoze, Todd d'Amour, Sekou Laidlow and Leslie Hendrix attends the photo call for the Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of 'Airline Highway' at the MTC Theatre rehearsal hall on March 17, 2015 in New York City.

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