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Airline Highway - 2015 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

$67-$125

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. Airline Highway is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting. MTC is proud to present this Steppenwolf production by the writer of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Detroit, and helmed by the Tony-winning director of Take Me Out and Casa Valentina.

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
261 W. 47th St.

Featured Reviews For Airline Highway


'Airline Highway' review: Lisa D'Amour follows down-and-outers in New Orleans - NY Daily News
With all that potential, "Highway" is a road to nowhere that's potholed with contrived storytelling and characters from Central Casting. The only part of this long, meandering byway you'll want to use is the exit ramp. Blame two companies: Manhattan Theatre Club and Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, where the show ran earlier this year. Yes, "Airline Highway" is a nod to affectionate and human group portraits of everyday lives, such as Lanford Wilson's "The Hot l Baltimore," but D'Amour's tale of modern-day, down-and-out New Orleans is missing a clear point and satisfying takeaway.

Theater Reviews: Airline Highway and The Visit - Vulture
...Airline Highway, a beautiful and mesmerizing kaleidoscope of a play by Lisa D'Amour... is set in a post-Katrina New Orleans...In Airline Highway, she has evidently sought to split the difference between her devised high-concept work and the kind of traditional narrative that theater companies can actually stage. There are characters you get to know and care about; an event everything points toward; a perceptible conflict leading to a crisis; and at least a quasi-resolution. On the other hand, the play bleeds well beyond those ordinary dramaturgical boundaries...The crisis, too, is unusual: It is not a central overarching one but a series of related realizations, dispersed among the characters. The unusual resolution, bringing together a fantasy sermon from the spectral Miss Ruby with an excerpt from Zoe's finished sociology paper, is, for me, the play's only overindulgence.


 



 

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by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015
BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's AIRLINE HIGHWAY will be closing early on June 7. The play received four 2015 Tony Award nominations.
by Robert Diamond - April 28, 2015
Julie White, Best Featured Actress in a Play for AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by Michael Dale - April 26, 2015
Lisa D'Amour's drama of New Orleans motel residents is a slow-moving vehicle.
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 25, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opened last night, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for opening night, and he chatted with the full company before they led their New Orleans-style parade to the theatre. Check out interviews with the full company below!
by Jennifer Broski - April 24, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opened last night, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the whole night and you can check out photos from the company's parade from Bourbon Street to the theatre below!
by Jennifer Broski - April 24, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opened last night, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the whole night and you can check out photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals below!
by Jennifer Broski - April 24, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opened last night, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the whole night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below!
by Review Roundups - April 23, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opens tonight, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Meet the Cast - April 23, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opens tonight, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast!
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opens tonight, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 22, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club presents Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Airline Highway, now in previews for a Thursday, April 23 opening at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action!
by Tyler Peterson - April 14, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club presents Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Airline Highway, now in previews for a Thursday, April 23 opening at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast!
by BWW News Desk - April 1, 2015
Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), begins previews tonight, April 1 and opens Thursday, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
by TV - Press Previews - March 21, 2015
Rehearsals began last week for Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation ofSteppenwolf TheatreCompany's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out). The limited engagement will begin previews Wednesday, April 1 and open Thursday, April 23 at MTC'sSamuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full company. Check out interviews with the full gang below!
by Walter McBride - March 17, 2015
Rehearsals began last week for Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation ofSteppenwolf TheatreCompany's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out). The limited engagement will begin previews Wednesday, April 1 and open Thursday, April 23 at MTC'sSamuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The company just met the press and you can check out full photo coverage from the festivities below!
by Walter McBride - March 17, 2015
Rehearsals began last week for Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation ofSteppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out). The limited engagement will begin previews Wednesday, April 1 and open Thursday, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below!
by Tyler Peterson - March 10, 2015
Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, March 10, for Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out).
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2015
Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts its second EXPLORE event of the season tonight, January 17 at 5:30pm in-between the matinee and evening performances of the Broadway-bound world premiere Airline Highway. EXPLORE events invite audiences to celebrate the ideas and themes of the play through a fun, social setting. Each EXPLORE event is a unique experience tailored to create an immersive environment that reflects the world of that play.
by Tyler Peterson - January 13, 2015
By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its critically acclaimed world premiere production of Airline Highway by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour and directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello. Steppenwolf's Broadway-bound production continues for five additional performances, through February 14, 2015 with the original cast. Tickets ($20 - $86) to the additional performances of Airline Highway go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, January 14 at 11am through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 or at steppenwolf.org.

Airline Highway Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Airline Highway have their been?
Airline Highway has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2015.

What Tony Awards has Airline Highway been nominated for?
Best Costume Design of a Play for David Zinn and Best Lighting Design of a Play for Japhy Weideman.

What other awards has Airline Highway been nominated for?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lisa D'Amour and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Julie White.

What productions of Airline Highway have their been?
Airline Highway has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2015.

What awards has Airline Highway been nominated for?
Outstanding Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Lisa D'Amour and Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Julie White.

What productions of Airline Highway have there been?
Airline Highway has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2015.