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Lisa D'Amour's 15-Character Airline Highway Ready to Open on Broadway

The burlesque-flavored comedy officially opens tonight after a run at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

A scene from Lisa D'Amour's Airline Highway, which opens tonight at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
(© Joan Marcus)

Airline Highway, the new play by Lisa D'Amour, kicks off its run at Broadway's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre tonight, April 23. The dark comedy, directed by Joe Mantello, began performances April 1 after a run at Steppenwolf Theatre in late 2014.

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 Broadway cast includes Tony winner Julie White, Carolyn Braver, K. Todd Freeman, Scott Jaeck, Ken Marks, Caroline Neff, Tim Edward Rhoze, Judith Roberts, and Joe Tippett, alongside an ensemble made up of Todd d'Amour, Shannon Eagen, Venida Evans, Joe Forbrich, Leslie Hendrix, Sekou Laaidlow, and Toni Martin. The Steppenwolf production played an extended Chicago run in late 2014 and early 2015.

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For tickets to the Broadway production of Airline Highway, click here.

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