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Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s ‘Lackawanna Blues’ Sets September Broadway Opening

Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s ‘Lackawanna Blues’ Sets September Broadway Opening

Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues is now the fifth show set to begin performances on Sept. 14, the first day of Broadway’s post-shutdown reopening. The play – written, performed and directed by Santiago-Hudson (Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) – will be the season’s first Broadway production by a nonprofit theater company.

Mtc also announced today that its much-anticipated Broadway production of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, starring Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, will, as expected, begin performances in Spring 2022, two years after its initially scheduled production was scuttled due to the pandemic.

Lackawanna Blues will begin performances Tuesday, September 14, and open Tuesday, September 28, at Mtc’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The play will feature original music by Bill Sims, Jr. performed on stage by blues guitarist Junior Mack.

Off Broadway, Mtc will stage the previously announced world premiere

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