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Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opened just last night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). This production completes August Wilson's ten-play The American Century Cycle on Broadway.

Only one of the ten plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway - until now. Set in the 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or Jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss' son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. MTC has a long history of co-producing works by this legendary playwright (King Hedley II, Seven Guitars and Piano Lesson) and is proud to produce this Broadway debut. Directing is Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the after party below!

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Constanza Romero

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Constanza Romero and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Constanza Romero and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
John Legend

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
John Legend

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Mike Jackson, John Legend and Eric Falkenstein

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Andre Holland, Mike Jackson and John Legend

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Azula Carmen Wilson

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Azula Carmen Wilson and Constanza Romero

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
John Legend, Azula Carmen Wilson, Constanza Romero and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Brandon J. Dirden

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Brandon J. Dirden

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Brandon J. Dirden

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Harvy Blanks

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Harvy Blanks

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Ray Anthony Thomas

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Andre Holland

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Andre Holland

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Michael Potts

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Michael Potts

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
John Douglas Thompso

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
John Douglas Thompson

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Lynne Meadow and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Carra Patterson

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Carra Patterson

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Carra Patterson

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Carra Patterson

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Anthony Chisholm

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Anthony Chisholm

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Anthony Chisholm

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Anthony Chisholm

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Barry Grove, Andre Holland, John Douglas Thompson, Ray Anthony Thomas, Carra Patterson, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Constanza Romeo, Anthony Chisholm, Michael Potts, Harvy Blanks, Keith Randolph Smith, Lynne Meadow and Brandon J. Dirden

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Andre Holland, John Douglas Thompson, Ray Anthony Thomas, Carra Patterson, Ruben Santiago-Husdon, Anthony Chisholm, Michael Potts, Harvy Blanks, Keith Randolph Smith and Brandon J. Dirden

Photo Coverage: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
Andre Holland, John Douglas Thompson, Ray Anthony Thomas, Carra Patterson, Anthony Chisholm, Michael Potts, Harvy Blanks, Keith Randolph Smith and Brandon J. Dirden




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