The only setting for Jitney is a gypsy cab station. Drivers come and go Taxi-style, and raw and powerful moments erupt from the well worn banter of co-workers. Scenes between a father and son and a boyfriend and girlfriend have that signature richness and depth from playwright August Wilson, who also wrote this year's Oscar contender Fences.
André Holland stands out as the hardworking, hustling Youngblood - but the show really crackles when he is teamed up with Carra Patterson as his patient-to-a-point long term girlfriend. If you've ever gotten into a big time blowout with your significant other about a surprise gift, this scene will especially resonate.
Bonus: the show takes place in the 1970s, so you can imagine how awesome the costumes are!
Runs until March 12th on Broadway.
The Broadway musical recorded on film for optimal couch viewing!
There's a reason it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Musical. It doesn't get fresher and more relevant than this!