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August Wilson’s Jitney

February 28 - March 29, 2020

Bagley Wright Theater

The eighth in August Wilson’s trailblazing, decade-by-decade cycle of plays, Jitney is a winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and Olivier Award for best play and is a stirring portrayal of Wilson’s black American experience of the 20th century.

Originally presented at Manhattan Theatre Club

An eloquent portrayal of black struggle reaffirming Wilson’s place among the towering greats of American drama

Hollywood Reporter

Important Dates

Event Type Event Dates
Pay What You Choose Mar 3, Mar 8, Mar 10, Mar 15, Mar 19, Mar 25, Mar 26 at 7: 30 p.m.
Preview Performances Feb. 28, Feb. 29, Mar. 1, and Mar. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Play Design Talk Mar. 3 at 6:45 p.m.
Opening Night Mar. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Captioned Performance Mar. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Post-Play Actor Talks Mar. 18 at 2:00 p.m. and Mar. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
ASL Interpreted Mar. 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Audio Described Performance Mar. 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Creative Team


August Wilson


Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Cast and Production



Francois Battiste


Harvy Blanks


Amari Cheatom


Anthony Chisholm

Philmore/Understudy: Shealy, Fielding

Brian D. Coats


Steven Anthony Jones


Nija Okoro


Keith Randolph Smith


Ray Anthony Thomas

Understudy: Booster, Youngblood

James T. Alfred

Understudy: Philmore, Becker, Doub, Turnbo

A. Russell Andrews

Understudy: Rena

Patrese D. McClain


Scenic Designer

David Gallo

Costume Designer

Toni-Leslie James

Lighting Designer

Jane Cox

Sound Designer

Darron L West

Sound Designer

Charles Coes

Original Music

Bill Sims Jr.

Hair & Make-Up Designer

Matthew Armentrout

Fight Director

Thomas Schall

Production Stage Manager

Kamra A. Jacobs

Assistant Stage Manager

Mandisa Reed

Broadway Casting

Caparelliotis Casting

Broadway Casting

Nancy Piccione

Additional Casting

Laura Stanczyk

Company Manager

Case McDermott

Production Supervisor

SenovvA Inc.

General Manager

Maximum Entertainment Productions

Fight Captain

James T. Alfred

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