“3 1/2 stars!!! Strikingly honest and guileless picture that could well mean commercial legs and a big fat hit for American Blues. Brumlow nails Williams, sweet, low, and hard.” - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune. Read full review
“Sensational production! This is a show about heartbreak that never fails to lift your spirits.” – Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times. Read full review
“A bona fide tribute concert…a dynamite cast…captivatingly produced!” – Zach Freeman, Newcity. Read full review
“Malcolm Ruhl’s music direction is flawless!” – Kelly Kleiman, WBEZ “Dueling Critics” twitter
“4 stars! Wildly entertaining piece of storytelling!” - Catey Sullivan, Chicago Theater Beat. Read full review
“Crank up the foot-tapping fun!” – Katy Walsh, Chicago Now. Read full review
“Rush to get seats before they sell out!” – Amy Munice, Chicago Splash. Read full review
Joseph Jefferson Award recommended
“A profound emotional journey…forceful, clear-eyed, moving, impressive!”— Rolling Stone
“The best example of a musician’s bio put on stage that I’ve seen!”—The New York Post
Due to popular demand, we’ve added performances and extended a week – NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 12!
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday @ 7:30pm
Sunday matinee @ 2:30pm
Please see calendar and note special performance times:
Sat. Sept 21 @ 3:30
Sun. Sept 29 @ 7:00
Sun. Oct 6 @ 7:00
Wed. Oct. 9 @ 7:30
at Greenhouse Theater Center,
2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Call (773) 404-7336 for tickets
We offer free post-show events:
Sept. 8 – Meet the “HANK WILLIAMS: Lost Highway” cast!
Sept. 15 – Performance stress with Dr. Michele Kerulis (Adler Professional School of Psychology).
Sept. 22 – “Hank Williams’ Musical Influence” with Malcolm Ruhl (music director) and Chris Walz (Old Town School of Folk Music instructor).
Sept. 29 – Discussion with the live band, Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys.
Oct. 6 – Meet the “HANK WILLIAMS: Lost Highway” company – Director Damon Kiely and full cast!
Following Hank Williams’ rise from the beginnings to his triumphs on the Grand Ole Opry to his self-destruction at twenty-nine, audiences will be treated to an unforgettable tribute of more than 20 hits, including “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, “Move It on Over”, “Hey, Good Lookin’”, and “Jambalaya”. To read more about Hank Williams, read our playguide.
Cast (in alphabetical order): Dana Black (Waitress), Matt Brumlow* (Hank Williams), Austin Cook* (Hoss), Laura Coover* (Audrey), John Crowley (Tee-Tot), John Foley (Shag), Greg Hirte (Leon), James Leaming (Pap), Michael Mahler*(Jimmy), and Suzanne Petri* (Mama).
Production: Damon Kiely (director), Malcolm Ruhl (music director), Sarah E. Ross* (costumes), Nick Belley (lights), Jackie Penrod (co-scenic), Rick Penrod (co-scenic), Rick Sims (sound), Grant Sabin (co-properties design), Arianna Soloway* (co-properties design) Ellen Willett (production manager), Dana M. Nestrick (stage manager), Lauri Dahl* (dramaturge).
*American Blues Theater Ensemble and Artistic Affiliates
We are proud to continue our PINK PREVIEWS with proceeds from our Preview performances will be donated to the Lynn Sage Foundation for breast cancer research. We partner with Old Town School of Folk Music and raise awareness of Rock for Kids.