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Grammy Nominated, OBIE Award winner for Lackawanna Blues, American Roots Music Artist, Founding member of The Heritage Blues Orchestra Film credits, Lackawanna Blues, Cadillac Records, American Gangster, Miss Ruby's House, An American Love Story Stage Credits.Lackawanna Blues, Gem Of The Ocean, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Grammy Nominated, OBIE Award winner for Lackawanna Blues, American Roots Music Artist, Founding member of The Heritage Blues Orchestra Film credits, Lackawanna Blues, Cadillac Records, American Gangster, Miss Ruby's House, An American Love Story Stage Credits.Lackawanna Blues, Gem Of The Ocean, ... (read complete bio)
WITCH, INDECENT and More Announced as Recipients of 2019 Los Angeles Drama Critics Ci Photo WITCH, INDECENT and More Announced as Recipients of 2019 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 51st annual awards for distinguished achievement in theatre today, Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

George Salazar, Eden Espinosa & More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle A Photo George Salazar, Eden Espinosa & More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the nominees for theatrical excellence for the year 2019. This year they are forgoing their annual event ceremony and will instead post the award recipients online in the upcoming weeks: 

Review Roundup: JITNEY at Seattle Rep - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: JITNEY at Seattle Rep - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Mar 10, 2020

Seattle Rep presents the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney in the Bagley Wright Theater, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep Photo VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2020

Seattle Rep will present the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

Photo Flash:  Seattle Rep's JITNEY Photo Photo Flash: Seattle Rep's JITNEY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

Seattle Rep will present the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's JITNEY Announced At Seattle Rep Photo Tony-Winning Revival of August Wilson's JITNEY Announced At Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

Seattle Rep is proud to present the acclaimed Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. 

Review Roundup: JITNEY at the Old Globe - What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: JITNEY at the Old Globe - What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Jan 27, 2020

The Old Globe presents August Wilson's Jitney, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (directed Jitney on Broadway, performed in Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars). The American master and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson (the American Century Cycle of 10 plays) had a close relationship with The Old Globe, where three of his plays premiered.

Barry Edelstein to Chat with JITNEY Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson Photo Barry Edelstein to Chat with JITNEY Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Performances begin this Saturday, January 18, as The Old Globe presents August Wilson's Jitney, 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Play, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson (directed Jitney on Broadway, performed in Gem of the Ocean and Seven Guitars).

VIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum Photo VIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

Center Theatre Group is currently presenting August Wilson's 'Jitney' at the Mark Taper Forum. Performances will continue through December 29. The production recently held a student matinee, and you can experience the event alongside first-time high school theatregoers from across SoCal.

The Old Globe Announces Cast And Creatives Of August Wilson's JITNEY Photo The Old Globe Announces Cast And Creatives Of August Wilson's JITNEY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for August Wilson's Jitney, directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

BWW Review: August Wilson's Tony Award-Winning JITNEY Examines the Effects of Gentrif Photo BWW Review: August Wilson's Tony Award-Winning JITNEY Examines the Effects of Gentrification on Family and Friendships in a Gypsy Cab Station
by Shari Barrett - Nov 26, 2019

Beginning at a rather leisurely pace, JITNEY takes its time introducing us to the cast of characters working and hanging out together in the one-room gypsy cab business office run by Becker (Steven Anthony Jones), a former mill worker who prides himself on owning his own business. His employees, who we learn about via their individual stories as they interact with the other characters, allow the audience an intimate view of the Pittsburgh working-class struggling to keep afloat in a time of great social change during the city's period of so-called a?oeurban renewal,a?? as the city tries to shut down businesses -- including the cab station -- to make way for a new, more upscale modern building

Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater G Photo Photo Flash: Tony-Winning Revival Of August Wilson's JITNEY Opens At Center Theater Group
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

August Wilson's β€œJitney,” opened this week at Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum, running now through December 29.

Performances Begin For August Wilson's JITNEY At Mark Taper
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019

Presented by Center Theatre Group, performances for August Wilson's a?oeJitneya?? will begin on November 22 at the Mark Taper Forum. Performances will continue through December 29 with the opening set for November 24. Originally presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, a?oeJitneya?? is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. 

Cast Is Set For August Wilson's JITNEY At The Mark Taper Forum Photo Cast Is Set For August Wilson's JITNEY At The Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

The cast is set for August Wilson's a?oeJitney,a?? which will be presented by Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum November 22 through December 29, 2019, with the opening set for November 24. Originally presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, a?oeJitneya?? is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

August Wilson's JITNEY Comes to Music Hall Photo August Wilson's JITNEY Comes to Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of Play, August Wilson's Jitney will appear at The Music Hall, in Detroit, November 12 a?" 16, 2019. Broadway In Detroit is presenting the show in partnership with The Detroit Public Theatre.

Photo Flash: Meet And Greet With The Company Of JITNEY At Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: Meet And Greet With The Company Of JITNEY At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents August Wilson's Jitney. Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs his 2017 Broadway production β€” recipient of the Tony Award for Best Play Revival. Set in the early 1970s,

Partial Casting Announced For August Wilson's JITNEY National Tour Photo Partial Casting Announced For August Wilson's JITNEY National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces partial casting of August Wilson's Jitney. Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs his 2017 Broadway production a?' recipient of the Tony Award for Best Play Revival. Set in the early 1970s, Jitney follows a group of men trying to make a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys.

Two River Theater's Season to Premiere New Work by Joe Iconis Photo Two River Theater's Season to Premiere New Work by Joe Iconis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

Two River Theater announces the lineup of productions for its 2019/20 Season.

Review: In LACKAWANNA BLUES, Ruben Santiago-Hudson Pays Tribute to the Incredible Wom Photo Review: In LACKAWANNA BLUES, Ruben Santiago-Hudson Pays Tribute to the Incredible Woman Who Lovingly Raised Him
by Shari Barrett - Mar 15, 2019

There is something special about the magic which is created during a live theater performance that cannot be duplicated on television or film as the interaction with an audience allows well-written and directed stories, starring incredibly talented actors, to soar into the history books as an event not to miss. Such is the case in LACKAWANNA BLUES, Tony Award-winning actor and talented stage director Ruben Santiago-Hudson's theatrical memoir in which he returns to his roots in a tour-de-force performance accompanied throughout by Grammy-winning blues guitarist, composer and actor Chris Thomas King.

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's LACKAWANNA BLUES Photo Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's LACKAWANNA BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Ruben Santiago-Hudson's powerful and touching solo play 'Lackawanna Blues' is currently running at the Mark Taper Forum. Produced by Center Theatre Group, See photos from opening night!

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