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August Wilson's Jitney
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August Wilson's Jitney

Dec 28, 2016 - Mar 12, 2017
Running time: 2:30
PLAYING @
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
261 W 47th St
New York, NY 10036
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By Bus: M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7, or M42
By Subway: N, R, W to 49th St or 1, 9 to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and west to the theatre C, E to 50th St, walk south to 47th St and east to the theatre.
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ADDITIONAL INFO

Audience Advisory
Adult language
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

Wheelchairs
8 seats available for wheelchair seating.
Elevator\Escalator
An elevator is available to take you to all levels of the theatre.
Parking
Central Parking System, 257 West 47th St (Broadway and 8th Ave). Call (212) 262-9778
Box Office
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: Noon to 8 pm Wed: Noon to 8 pm (If there is a matinee, 10 am to 8 pm) Sat: 10 am to 8 pm Sun: 10 am to 7 pm
Restroom
The restrooms are wheelchair accessible and located on the lower level and Mezzanine level.
Water Fountain
Water fountain is accessible at 36" AFF.
Telephone
On lower and Mezzanine levels.

VIDEOS

REVIEWS

It’s hard to believe that August Wilson’s Jitney has been around for more than 30 years and is only now making its Broadway debut. But given the subjects dominating the current public discourse, the Pulitzer winner’s intelligent, thought-provoking piece couldn’t have bowed at a better time. By turns hilarious and devastating, this is an emotionally bruising gem of a play.

---Entertainment Weekly
In Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s vital revival of a 1982 play only now making its Broadway debut, words take on the shimmer of molten-gold notes from the trumpets of Louis and Miles.How sweet the sound. And how sorrowful and jubilant, as life in a storefront taxi company in an African-American neighborhood in Pittsburgh comes to feel like a free-form urban concerto, shaped by the quick-witted, improvisatory spirit that makes jazz soar.

---New York Times
It’s hard to know whether the vehicles driven by the unlicensed cabbies in August Wilson’s 1977 ensemble drama are in AAA-certified top shape. These Pittsburgh hacks are themselves rough around the edges, and their rides could probably use a new carburetor here, a fresh paint job there. However, the show they occupy is built to last and moves like a dream. Jitney last played New York in 2000 and makes its long-awaited Broadway debut to start 2017 right: a soul-sustaining, symphonic piece by a late, great master, about fathers and sons, workers and their dreams—deliverance for audiences hungry for soaring language and tough truths.

---TimeOut NY

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