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LACKAWANNA BLUES Delays Opening Night as Ruben Santiago-Hudson Recovers from Back Injury

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The production was originally scheduled to open tomorrow night at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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Manhattan Theatre Club will postpone the opening night performance of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues as the veteran performer, writer, and director continues to recover from a back injury sustained last week.

Hudson is currently working his way back to his original performance prior to his injury. The new opening date is now Thursday, October 7, through performances until then are not cancelled.

Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson returns to MTC for the Broadway debut of his brilliant solo play celebrating the strong, big-hearted woman who raised him: Miss Rachel. In a 1950s boarding house outside Buffalo, Nanny, as she was affectionately called, opened her doors to anyone and everyone in need of kindness, hope, compassion and care. Giving a tour-de-force performance accompanied by live music written by acclaimed composer Bill Sims Jr. and performed by Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist Junior Mack, Santiago-Hudson embodies more than 20 vibrant characters, creating a richly textured reminiscence that's inspiring, uplifting and right at home on Broadway.

The creative team for Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues includes Michael Carnahan (scenic design), Karen Perry (costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design), and Darron L West (sound design); with music performed by Junior Mack and original music by Bill Sims Jr. Kamra A. Jacobs is the Production Stage Manager.


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