August Wilson’s American Century Cycle is comprised of ten plays, but only nine of them have been produced on Broadway thus far. This winter, Manhattan Theater Club says it plans to make it ten out of ten by bringing Wilson’s Jitney to Broadway.
The play, which Mr. Wilson wrote in 1979, is about a group of men who drive unlicensed cabs in Pittsburgh. It has had multiple productions, including Off Broadway at Second Stage and the Union Square Theater, as well as in London.
The Manhattan Theater Club said the production will begin previews on December 28 and open on January 19 at the company’s Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Jitney will be directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, a frequent Wilson interpreter who won a Tony Award for his performance in Wilson’s Seven Guitars. Casting has not yet been announced.