Casting Announced for Lisa D'Amour's Broadway-Bound Airline Highway

News   Casting Announced for Lisa D'Amour's Broadway-Bound Airline Highway
Casting has been announced for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of Lisa D'Amour's Airline Highway, which will begin performances in Chicago Dec. 4 prior to an official opening Dec. 14.

Judith Ivey
Judith Ivey

Directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello, the production will continue through Feb. 8, 2015, before arriving on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre April 1.

The cast will feature Steppenwolf ensemble members Robert Breuler and K. Todd Freeman with Carolyn Braver, Chris Daley, Stephen Louis Grush, Terry Hamilton, Judith Ivey, Scott Jaeck, Toni Martin, Caroline Neff, Tim Edward Rhoze, Judith Roberts, Brenann Stacker, Gordon Joseph Weiss and Jacqueline Williams. (The cast for the MTC engagement will be announced at a later date.)

"In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans’ infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather," according to press notes. "A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers and philosophers have come together to celebrate the life of Miss Ruby, an iconic burlesque performer who has requested a funeral before she dies. The party rages through the night as old friends resurface to pay their respects."

The production team for Steppenwolf’s production includes Scott Pask (scenic design), David Zinn (costume design), Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design and original composition), Erica Daniels (casting), Malcolm Ewen (stage manager) and Christine D. Freeburg (assistant stage manager).

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