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Monday, April 10, 2017

JITNEY Fever: How One Play Secured August Wilson's Legacy While Redefining Race and Success on Broadway

www.broadwayworld.com: This season welcomed the very first Broadway production of the August Wilson drama, Jitney. Based on the real-life cab services of the 1970's which would service clients of color when regular taxi cabs would not, the story examines the relationships of the community in and around a jitney station in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Being the last play of Wilson's American Century Cycle to reach the Main Stem, the production adds the final jewel to the crown of August Wilson's sterling Broadway legacy.

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