A world premiere play from the author of Detroit, Lisa D’Amour’s Airline Highway is a boisterous and moving ode to the outcasts that make life a little more interesting.
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Opening Night - April 23 2015
The company of Airline Highway. Photo by: Joan Marcus
ABOUT THE SHOW
In the parking lot of The Hummingbird, a once-glamorous motel on New Orleans’ infamous Airline Highway, a group of friends gather. 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.
Much of the Broadway opening night cast appeared in the play’s premiere in Chicago. Among the newcomers are past Tony Award-winner Julie White.
The title refers to a road that runs from New Orleans to Baton Rouge.
Airline Highway was commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, IL, and had its world premiere there in December, 2014.