Airline Highway, the new Broadway play by Lisa D'Amour at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, will close earlier than planned. The play, which opened April 23, was initially set to conclude its run June 14. The run will now end June 7. The dark comedy, directed by Joe Mantello, began previews April 1 after a late-2014 run at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre.
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. Airline Highway has been nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards.
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