Manhattan Theater Club, the New York nonprofit theater company, will round out its Broadway season with “Airline Highway,” the new play by Lisa D’Amour (“Detroit”) that will premiere later this fall at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater.
Joe Mantello (“Wicked,” Sting musical “The Last Ship”) will direct the play, about a gathering in the parking lot of a New Orleans motel to honor a burlesque performer who requested a funeral before she dies. Casting for the 15-actor ensemble remains to be set.
“Airline Highway” marks the latest Broadway outing for Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater, which originated shows including “August: Osage County” and the current Main Stem title “This Is Our Youth.”
“Airline Highway” begins previews at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theater April 1 prior to a April 23 opening, coming in just under the wire for Tony Award eligibility for the 2014-15 season. The show joins an MTC slate on Broadway that also includes “The Country House,” the Blythe Danner starrer that opens later this fall, and Jake Gyllenhaal topliner “Constellations.”