Manhattan Theatre Club has announced that Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), will come to its Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in spring 2015.
The Broadway run will follow a world premiere presentation at Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre in Chicago from December 4-February 8, 2015. Performances at the Friedman are scheduled to begin April 1 in advance of an April 23 opening. The production joins Donald Margulies' The Country House and Nick Payne's Constellations as the third of MTC's 2014-15 Broadway offerings.
Directed by two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello, Airline Highway follows a ragtag group of strippers, hustlers, and philosophers who have gathered at a once-glamorous New Orleans motel to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a pre-mortem funeral. The show is described as an "ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting."
The creative team and 15-member ensemble will be announced in the coming weeks.