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August Wilson's Jitney

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Broadway
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About this show

Only one of Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's plays in his masterful American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway — until now. Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss' son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed, and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. Manhattan Theatre Club has a long history of coproducing works by this legendary playwright — King Hedley II, Seven Guitars, The Piano Lesson — and is proud to produce the Broadway debut of Jitney.

Show Details

  • Running Time:2hr 25min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, Broadway

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