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The 2014-2015 Broadway Season

Airline Highway
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.

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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Opening Night - April 23 2015
The company of <i>Airline Highway</i>.The company of Airline Highway. Photo by: Joan Marcus


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.


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Revised April 23, 2015