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Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group

August Wilson's "Jitney," opened this week at Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, running now through December 29.

Originally presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, "Jitney" is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production won a 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

The cast includes, in alphabetical order, Francois Battiste, Harvy Blanks, Amari Cheatom, Anthony Chisholm, Brian D. Coats, Steven Anthony Jones, Nija Okoro, Keith Randolph Smith and Ray Anthony Thomas.

The creative team features scenic design by David Gallo, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Darron L. West and Charles Coes with original music by Bill Sims Jr. and fight direction by Thomas Schall.

A masterpiece by two-time Pulitzer winner August Wilson with the production that completed his American Century Cycle on Broadway and received the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, "Jitney" is a richly textured piece set in the early 1970s that 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 this makeshift family together threaten to come undone at last.

Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
The Cast of JITNEY

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
The Cast of JITNEY

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Larry Powell

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Sophina Brown and Henry Simmons

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Ty Mayberry

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Jason R. Moore

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Felicia D. Henderson and actor Jason R. Moore

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Jason Dirden

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Adam Epstein and actor Jane Kaczmarek

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Actor Richard Kind

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
From left, actors James Pickens Jr., Henry Simmons, Sophina Brown and Wren Brown attend the opening night performance of August Wilsonâa??a??s âa???"Jitneyâa?? at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Nov. 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
From left, actors Lakisha May, Larry Powell, Devere Rogers and Charrell Mack attend the opening night performance of August Wilsonâa??a??s âa???"Jitneyâa?? at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Nov. 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
The Company of JITNEY

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Michael Ritchie and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Richard Kind and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Francois Battiste and Brian D. Coats

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
James Pickens Jr., Jeannie Santiago, director Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Gina Pickens

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
FFrancois Battiste and Jerrie Johnson

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Nija Okoro and Amari Cheatom after the opening night performance of August Wilsonâa??a??s âa???"Jitneyâa?? at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum on Nov. 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Kelley Kirkpatrick

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Anthony Chisholm and Brian D. Coats

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Jason R. Moore

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Harvy Blanks and Patrese D. McClain

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Harvy Blanks, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Jason R. Moore

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Zoe Perry

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Wren Brown

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Suzanne Cryer

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Roland Buck III

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Donnie White and Khandi Alexande

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
James Pickens Jr.

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
Zoe Perry


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