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Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2014/15 Subscription season with the world premiere production ofAirline Highway, written by Lisa D'Amour (Detroit, Cherokee) and directed by Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Assassins, Wicked). Steppenwolf's production will be presented by Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) at their Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway in Spring 2015. Airline Highway began previews December 4, 2014 (Opening night is December 14, 2014; Press performances are December 13 at 3pm and December 16 at 7:30pm) and continues through February 8, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Single tickets to Airline Highway ($20 - $86) are available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St); at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.

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. A world premiere from the author of Detroit, Airline Highway is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts who make life a little more interesting.

Airline Highway was commissioned and developed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Lisa D'Amour's critically acclaimed production of Detroit premiered at Steppenwolf under the direction of ensemble member Austin Pendleton in 2010. Pendleton also directed the second production at the Royal National Theater. Detroit won the Obie Award for Best New American Play in 2013 and was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and the 2011 Susan Smith Blackburn prize.

Photos by Michael Brosilow

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
Cast of AIRLINE HIGHWAY

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
Cast of AIRLINE HIGHWAY

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
Carolyn Braver and Caroline Neff

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
Kate Buddeke, Caroline Neff and Stephen Louis Grush

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
Cast of AIRLINE HIGHWAY

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
K. Todd Freeman

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
Stephen Louis Grush and Caroline Neff

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
K. Todd Freeman, Kate Buddeke, Judith Robert and Scott Jaeck

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
Judith Roberts

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
Tim Edward Rhoze and Caroline Neff

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
Caroline Neff and Gordon Joseph Weiss

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