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    Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s solo play debuts on Broadway. A celebration of Miss Rachel, the woman who raised him, Lackawanna Blues sees Santiago-Hudson perform as more than 20 characters, all based on his own reminiscences of a 1950s childhood and accompanied by live music written by Bill Sims, Jr.

    A richly textured solo play

    Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s solo play debuts on Broadway, celebrating the woman who raised him. 

    Featuring reminiscences from the 1950s, Lackawanna Blues sees Santiago-Hudson embody over 20 vibrant personalities and characters as he shares the tale of Miss Rachel, also known affectionately as Nanny. In a boarding house just outside Buffalo, Nanny opened her doors to anyone who needed warm words, kindness and care. 

    Tony Award winner Santiago-Hudson (Broadway: Seven Guitars; ABC’s Castle), delivers a tour-de-force performance, accompanied by live music performed by Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Junior Mack and written by Bill Sims, Jr.

    The play was previously adapted into an Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominated film in 2005, starring S. Epatha Merkerson as Rachel, for HBO.

    Lackawanna Blues tickets transport audiences into a rich and uplifting true story, and delivers a masterclass in storytelling. It runs at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through November 7.

    Sorry this show closed 07 November 2021, we recommend these similar productions.

    Performance dates:
    14 Oct 2021 - 07 Nov 2021
    Running time:
    1 hour and 30 minutes.
    Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Best for age 12+. Under 4s not permitted.

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