Lackawanna Blues on Broadway: Show Is Now Closed

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Lackawanna Blues Summary

  • Show Status: Closed
  • Genre: Play With Music
  • Lackawanna Blues is 1 hour 30 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 mimutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: September 14, 2021
  • Show Opened : September 28, 2021
  • Show Closed: November 12, 2021

Set in a 1950s blues-era boarding house outside Buffalo, New York, the matriarch welcomes all, but receives a considerable shock as a turn of events turns things sour.

Lackawanna Blues on Broadway Background

Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson returns to MTC for the Broadway debut of his solo play celebrating the strong, big-hearted woman who raised him in Lackawanna, New York. The woman was Miss Rachel and she was able to mold Santiago-Hudson through all of his formative years 1953-1963. The solo performance is accompanied by live music that was written by acclaimed composer Bill Sims, Jr..

Sims is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist and was an internationally respected “Master of the Blues” and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2012. The music is performed at the show by Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist Junior Mack. Mack is an accomplished blues-rock musician and soulful vocalist who has been playing guitar since 1968.

What's Lackawanna Blues Like?

The solo play embodies more than 20 vibrant characters, creating a richly textured reminiscence that’s inspiring and uplifting.

Is Lackawanna Blues Good for Kids?

This show contains subject matter that may not be appropriate for children under 16 years of age

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

Cast Members

Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Playing Various Characters


Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Production Credits

Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Music Performed
Junior Mack
Scenic Design
Michael Carnahan
Costume Design
Karen Perry
Lighting Design
Jen Schriever
Sound Design
Darron L West

Creative Team

Written By
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Original Music
Bill Sims Jr.