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MTC's LACKAWANNA BLUES extends one week thru Nov 7
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 02:36 pm EDT 10/12/21

Manhattan Theatre Club
Announces Extension for
Ruben Santiago-Hudson's
Lackawanna Blues

Show Will Now Play Through Sunday, November 7
at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Tickets on Sale at 5PM Today

Written, Performed, and Directed by
Ruben Santiago-Hudson



Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are thrilled to announce that Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues will extend for one additional week of performances, now playing through Sunday, November 7 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Tickets for the extension go on sale at 5:00pm today.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues opened last week to critical acclaim:

CRITICS' PICK! "A soulful master class in storytelling."
- Maya Phillips, The New York Times

"A funny and lively celebration."
- Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune

"When Ruben Santiago-Hudson is performing, it is a "MUST-GO" moment, but when he is performing a one-man autobiographical play, that he wrote and directed, it's a "DON'T WALK, RUN TO THE THEATRE" moment!"
- Linda Armstrong, New York Amsterdam News

"Superb! Bursting with weeping, laughing, explosive life."
- Helen Shaw, New York Magazine

"The most honest show in New York right now. One feels honored to have witnessed Lackawanna Blues."
- Juan A. Ramirez, Theatrely

"Just the king of life-affirming show we need right now."
- Marilyn Stasio, Variety

"A spellbinding masterpiece! Junior Mack is excellent."
- David Rothenberg, WBAI

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.

The creative team for Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues includes Michael Carnahan (scenic design), Karen Perry (costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design), and Darron L West (sound design); with music performed by Junior Mack and original music by Bill Sims Jr. Kamra A. Jacobs is the Production Stage Manager.

HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION
MTC has aligned with our Broadway colleagues in setting safety protocols. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, and a valid I.D. will be required to enter the theatre. Masks must be worn at all times. For more specific information go to: manhattantheatreclub.com/protocols.

TICKETING INFORMATION
Tickets for Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues are available online at Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200, or in person at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street).

MTC SUBSCRIPTIONS AND PATRON MEMBERSHIPS
Subscriptions to MTC's new season of plays are now available by calling the MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050 or going to www.Manhattantheatreclub.com/subscribe.

To sign up for MTC's "30 Under 35" program, offering $30 tickets for theatregoers age 35 and under, visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com/30under35/.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
· TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17: Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday at 2pm; Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm
· TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24: Tuesday-Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm; Sunday at 2pm
· TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31: Tuesday at 7pm; Thursday at 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm
· TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7: Tuesday-Thursday at 7pm; Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm.

ABOUT MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB
Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country's most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over more than four decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including 7 Pulitzer Prizes, 27 Tony Awards, 40 Drama Desk Awards and 49 Obie Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

Manhattan Theatre Club is committed to being an anti-racist organization that respects and honors all voices while upholding the values of community, equity, access, and belonging. We understand that the United States is a country founded on white supremacy and anti-Blackness, and that these belief systems are tightly woven throughout American arts and culture. We recognize MTC's place within that history, and understand that uprooting biases requires ongoing work. To this end, we have been reviewing, and are continuing to review, our policies and practices in order to create an inclusive, anti-racist environment for our artists, staff members, and audiences. We wish to express solidarity with and gratitude towards those from historically oppressed communities whose voices have raised consciousness and encouraged action. We will continue to post regular progress reports on our website at manhattantheatreclub.com/edi.

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