Jitney 2000

Opened: September 19, 2000
Closing: January 28, 2001

Jitney - 2000 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

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Julie White, Abby Mueller & More to Join The Acting Company Gala Honoring Stephen McKinley Henderson
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2024

Tony Award winner Julie White will host The Acting Company’s “Fantastic Journeys” Gala honoring Stephen McKinley Henderson. See who is taking part and learn how to purchase tickets.

August Wilson's JITNEY Comes to Beck Center for the Arts in April
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2024

Beck Center for the Arts has announced August Wilson’s Jitney, directed by Jimmie Woody. Running April 5 – May 5, 2024, in the Studio Theater, this dramatic piece of theater encompasses the 1980s and the African America experience in the United States of America.

Lyric Hammersmith Reveals 2024-25 Season, Including Revival of OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 15, 2024

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced its new 2024/2025 season, featuring a revival of the Olivier Award-winning play Our Country’s Good. Learn more about the full season here!

August Wilson's HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED is Coming to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 12, 2023

THEATREWORKS SILICON VALLEY presents August Wilson's 'How I Learned What I Learned,' a powerful one-man show about the life of the acclaimed playwright. Don't miss this heartfelt portrayal of a theatrical trailblazer.

Daniel J. Watts, Nicole Ari Parker & More to Star in THE REFUGE PLAYS at Roundabout Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2023

Discover the complete cast for THE REFUGE PLAYS, the highly anticipated production at Roundabout Theatre Company. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as the talented actors bring this captivating play to life. Make sure to secure your tickets now.

Listen: Dave Harris' FREEDOM FREEDOM FREEDOM ET CETERA Released as part of Soundstage Podcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2023

Listen to Dave Harris’ Freedom Freedom Freedom Et Cetera presented by Playwrights Horizons.

Photos: First Look At August Wilson's JITNEY At The Middletown Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2023

The Middletown Arts Center presents the final weekend of August Wilson’s Jitney, produced by the Dunbar Repertory Company and directed by Darrell Lawrence Willis, Sr., June 9-11, 2023. See photos from the production.

Photos: August Wilson's JITNEY Enters Final Weekend of Performances at Dunbar Repertory Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2023

See photos of August Wilson's Jitney at Dunbar Repertory Company.

Middletown Arts Center Presents August Wilson's JITNEY
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2023

The Middletown Arts Center will present August Wilson's Jitney, produced by the Dunbar Repertory Company and directed by Darrell Lawrence Willis, Sr., over two weekends, June 2-4 and 9-11.

James Monroe Iglehart-Directed SPELLING BEE And More Announced For TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 53rd Season
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2023

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has announced its 53rd season to be presented October 2023 through June 2024.

Black Theatre Troupe Will Receive Award From August Wilson House In Pittsburgh
by Stephi Wild - Feb 16, 2023

On February 19th, August Wilson House and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette will honor Phoenix's Black Theatre Troupe for its accomplishment of producing all 10 of August Wilson's epic American Century Cycle, becoming one of the few theaters in the country to accomplish such a feat.

Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Producer Barry Grove to Step Down at End of 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2023

Barry Grove will step down as the Executive Producer of Manhattan Theatre Club at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 season.

JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE to be Presented by Black Theatre Troupe in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2023

One of the few theatre companies in the nation to have produced all 10 of August Wilson's American Century Cycle plays, Black Theatre Troupe will present the acclaimed JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE from February 3 to 19, 2023.

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Cancels Performances Tonight and Tomorrow Due to Covid
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2023

Tonight's (Wednesday, January 4th at 7pm) and tomorrow’s (Thursday, January 5th at 7pm) performances of Between Riverside and Crazy have been cancelled due to an exposure of COVID-19.

Billy Crudup to be Honored at Vineyard Theatre 40th Anniversary Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2022

Vineyard Theatre's 40th Anniversary Gala will honor Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Crudup with celebratory toasts to Ken Greiner, Chair, Vineyard Board of Directors and Marcia Pendelton, President and Founder of Walk Tall Girl Productions, on February 13, 2023 beginning at 6:00pm at Edison Ballroom.

Bryce Pinkham, Lizan Mitchell & More Join Audra McDonald in OHIO STATE MURDERS; Full Cast Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 17, 2022

The complete cast for the Broadway premiere of Ohio State Murders by Adrienne Kennedy is now announced. Joining Emmy, Grammy, and Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, and Drama Desk nominee Lizan Mitchell.

Meet the Cast of THE PIANO LESSON, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

The first Broadway revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson begins previews tonight, September 19, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for its 17-week engagement.  Meet the cast bringing this play back to Broadway!

August Wilson's RADIO GOLF Comes to A Noise Within Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

A Black mayoral candidate on the verge of the business breakthrough of a lifetime must choose between his personal aspirations and his integrity in Radio Golf by August Wilson. A Noise Within presents the final installment in Wilson's “American Century Cycle,” with Gregg T. Daniel directing.

Winners Announced for 13th Annual August Wilson Monologue and Design Competitions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

Out of the 330 total Chicagoland high school students who entered the 13th annual August Wilson Monologue and Design Competitions, Demi Davis from Senn High School prevailed, taking the first-place prize at the Chicago finals earlier this month for her 2-3-minute monologue performance.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Stages August Wilson's GEM OF THE OCEAN
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 9, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner August Wilson’s sweeping drama Gem of the Ocean. This seminal classic will be directed by Artistic Director Tim Bond, a close friend of the late playwright and a leading interpreter of his work, making his TheatreWorks directorial debut with this play.

Cast and Creative Team Announced For THE KITE RUNNER
by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2022

The cast and creative team for the Broadway-bound limited engagement of The Kite Runner at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street) this summer.

New Broadway Play SIDNEY to Explore Sidney Poitier's Life and Career
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2021

The legendary life of Academy Award-winning actor, filmmaker, activist and human-rights trailblazer Sidney Poitier set to be a new Broadway play produced by Ron Gillyard (Born for This, Mr. Soul); Poitier's daughter, filmmaker Anika Poitier; and Barry Krost. 

TheatreWorks to Reopen October 2021 With LIZARD BOY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will resume in-person performances when it launches its previously announced 51st season, featuring eight plays and musicals presented October 2021 through August 2022, kicking off with the new indie folk-rock musical Lizard Boy.

DESTINY OF DESIRE, Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, to Round Out Guthrie Theater's 2021�"2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021

The Guthrie Theater, in association with The Foxboro Company, today announced that Destiny of Desire will complete its 2021–2022 Season. Prior to an anticipated 2022 Broadway run produced by The Foxboro Company, the Guthrie is pleased to produce Destiny of Desire for its audiences.

Marvel Stars That Have Taken Bows on Broadway
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 12, 2021

Which Marvel stars have been nominated for Tony awards? Which Marvel stars have produced shows on Broadway? What are some of their upcoming Broadway projects! Read on to find out!

Other Productions of Jitney

2000   Off-Broadway
2000   Off-Broadway
2017   Broadway Manhattan Theatre Club Original Broadway Production
2019   US Tour National Tour
US Tour

Jitney - 2000 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2001 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Off-Broadway Play 0
2001 The Lortels Outstanding Costume Design Susan Hilferty
2001 The Lortels Outstanding Director Marion McClinton
2001 The Lortels Outstanding Lighting Design Donald Holder
2001 The Lortels Outstanding Play Second Stage Theatre
2001 The Lortels Outstanding Scenic Design David Gallo
2001 The Lortels Outstanding Sound Design Robert Milburn
2000 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director - Play Marion McClinton
2000 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Ensemble Performance Cast of "Jitney"
2000 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding New Play August Wilson
2000 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Set Design - Play David Gallo
2000 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards Best Play August Wilson
2000 The Hewes Awards Scenic Design David Gallo