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Tony Watch: Ruben Santiago-Hudson On His August Wilson Passion Project, 'Jitney'

The actor and director Ruben Santiago-Hudson spent 11 years pushing, prodding and cajoling theater owners to let him bring Jitney to Broadway. It was the first in what would become August Wilson’s magnificent, 10-play cycle – one for each decade – about the lives of African-Americans, mostly in a black enclave of Pittsburgh. 1,241 more words

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August Wilson's Jitney makes its Broadway debut


Jitney is a play in two acts by August Wilson. The eighth in his “Pittsburgh Cycle“, this play is set in a worn-down… 297 more words


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Written by August Wilson

Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Though it’s been nearly a dozen years since August Wilson’s untimely death, the relevance of his themes and the raw beauty of his language has not diminished with time. 676 more words

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August Wilson’s “Jitney” Getting Terrific Broadway Production


By Karen Isaacs

 Jitney, which is getting a belated Broadway production at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, is August Wilson’s play about the 1970s.  While it has many similarities with other plays in his Pittsburgh Cycle, there are also significant differences. 1,087 more words

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The last time I saw the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences on a Broadway stage, Tony Award-winning Ruben Santiago-Hudson played leading man (and fictional former Negro Leaguer) Troy Maxson.   225 more words

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