Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues

Previews begin Tuesday, September 14, 2021 ahead of a Tuesday, September 28 opening night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

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Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to present the Broadway debut of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues this fall, marking MTC’s return to the stage following the theater industry’s lengthy shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lackawanna Blues is written, performed, and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (August Wilson’s Jitney, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Netflix), with original music by Bill Sims, Jr. performed on stage by Grammy Award-nominated blues guitarist Junior Mack.

Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson returns to MTC for the Broadway debut of his brilliant solo play celebrating the strong, big-hearted woman who raised him: Miss Rachel. In a 1950s boarding house outside Buffalo, Nanny, as she was affectionately called, opened her doors to anyone and everyone in need of kindness, hope, compassion, and care. Giving a tour-de-force performance accompanied by live music written by acclaimed composer Bill Sims, Jr. and performed by Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist Junior Mack, Santiago-Hudson embodies more than 20 vibrant characters, creating a richly textured reminiscence that’s inspiring, uplifting and right at home on Broadway.