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August Wilson’s Jitney

February 28 - March 29, 2020

Bagley Wright Theater

In the 1970s, when licensed cabs refused to service Pittsburgh’s predominantly black Hill District, Jim Becker establishes a rideshare service to meet the needs of his community.

Faced with the devastating news that the city is about to shut down their business, Becker and his cab drivers struggle to confront an uncertain future. An emotional family reunion, generational conflict, and workplace gossip set the stage for drama as each man fights to prevail in the face of adversity.

Produced by Eric Falkenstein and Ron Simons in association with Manhattan Theatre Club

The ensemble is beyond superb



ASL Interpretation, Audio Description, and Open Captioning

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Important Dates

Event Type Event Dates
Preview Performances Feb. 28, Feb. 29, Mar. 1, and Mar. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Mar. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Play Design Talk Mar. 3 at 6:45 p.m.
Post-Play Actor Talks Mar. 18 at 2:00 p.m. and Mar. 27 at 7:30 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 and Wig Designer

Matthew Armentrout

Fight Director

Thomas Schall

Associate Director

Awoye Timpo

Broadway Casting

Caparelliotis Casting

Broadway Casting

Nancy Piccione

Additional Casting

Laura Stanczyk

Production Stage Manager

Kamra A. Jacobs

Assistant Stage Manager

Mandisa Reed


Manhattan Theatre Club

General Manager

Maximum Entertainment Productions

Production Supervisor


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Production Sponsor


Producing Partner

Joan Cremin 

Associate Sponsors 

Bank of America The Boeing Company Perkins Coie