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Photos: JITNEY Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!

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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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Constanza Romero

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Constanza Romero and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Constanza Romero and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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John Legend

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John Legend

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Mike Jackson, John Legend and Eric Falkenstein

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Andre Holland, Mike Jackson and John Legend

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Azula Carmen Wilson

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Azula Carmen Wilson and Constanza Romero

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John Legend, Azula Carmen Wilson, Constanza Romero and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Brandon J. Dirden

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Brandon J. Dirden

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Brandon J. Dirden

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Harvy Blanks

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Harvy Blanks

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Ray Anthony Thomas

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Andre Holland

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Andre Holland

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Michael Potts

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Michael Potts

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John Douglas Thompso

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John Douglas Thompson

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Lynne Meadow and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Carra Patterson

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Carra Patterson

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Carra Patterson

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Carra Patterson

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Anthony Chisholm

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Anthony Chisholm

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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

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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

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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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