Airline Highway Summary

  • Airline Highway is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: April 1, 2015
  • Opens April 23, 2015
  • Show Closed: June 7, 2015

Airline Highway is a dark comedy about a gathering of friends in Louisiana in a dilapidated motel’s parking lot. The show explores the tribulations of a rag-tag clique living within a New Orleans motel.

Airline Highway on Broadway Background

Following a pre-Broadway run at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Airline Highway is now in New York at the Manhattan Theater Club’s Broadway venue, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. It is a play by Lisa D’Amour, whose previous play Detroit was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and her play Nita and Zita won an Obie Award.

The group is made up of a diverse assembly of individuals trying to cope with their socioeconomic class, and the hardships that come along with it. The show is directed by Joe Mantello, who is well known for his direction of such plays as The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, I’ll Eat You Last: A Conversation with Sue Mengers, The Other Place, and Other Desert Cities. This play marks the first in two years produced on Broadway by Manhattan Theater Club that was written by a woman, which had created substantial controversy.

What’s Airline Highway Like?

“Airline Highway” refers to the street in New Orleans that was once glamorous but is now rundown. These friends are a motley bunch, ranging from strippers to philosophers, and they have gathered to celebrate a friend of theirs before she passes: the burlesque performer Miss Ruby. An ode to outcasts, this play is energetic and touching, and the dialogue is rich and fast-paced.

Is Airline Highway Good for Kids?

The show may not be appropriate for children under the age of 10. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre

261 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 650
Entrance: 47th Street between 8th Avenue and Broadway
Theatre Information

Samuel J Friedman Theatre Seating Chart

Airline Highway Marquee

Airline Highway Marquee

Cast Members

Zoe
Carolyn Braver
Sissy Na Na
K. Todd Freeman
Wayne
Scott Jaeck
Francis
Ken Marks
Krista
Carolyn Neff
Terry
Tim Edward Rhoze

Producers

Manhattan Theater Club

Steppenwolf Theatre Company ( Original Producer)

Production Credits

Director
Joe Mantello
Author
Lisa D'Amour

Creative Team

General Manager
Florie Seery at Manhattan Theatre Club
Advertising Representative
SpotCo
Press Agent
Boneau/Bryan-Brown