Joseph Jefferson Award recommended
“3 1/2 stars!!! A big fat hit…Brumlow nails Williams, sweet, low, and hard.” - Chicago Tribune
“Sensational production!” - Chicago Sun Times
“A bona fide tribute concert!” – Newcity
“Malcolm Ruhl’s music direction is flawless!” - WBEZ
“4 stars! Wildly entertaining piece of storytelling!” - Chicago Theater Beat
“Crank up the foot-tapping fun!” - Chicago Now
“Rush to get seats before they sell out!” - Chicago Splash
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“A profound emotional journey!”— Rolling Stone
“Best example of a musician’s bio on stage I’ve seen!”—The New York Post
Due to popular demand, we’ve brought the band back!
Previews July 25 – July 31; Opens Aug. 1
Wed, Thur, Fri, & Sat @ 7:30pm
Sun matinee @ 2:30pm
at Greenhouse Theater Center,
2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Call (773) 404-7336 for tickets
We offer free post-show events on Sundays (begining Aug. 3).
The blues and southern rock collide in Chicago’s smash hit! 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 explore more about Hank Williams: Lost Highway, read our playguide. Read our Artistic Director & Director statements.
Cast (in alphabetical order): Dana Black (Waitress), Matt Brumlow* (Hank Williams), Austin Cook* (Hoss), John Foley (Shag), Greg Hirte (Leon), James Leaming (Pap), Michael Mahler*(Jimmy), Suzanne Petri* (Mama), Cora Vander Broek (Audrey), & Byron Glenn Willis (Tee Tot).
Production: Damon Kiely (director), Malcolm Ruhl (music director), Michael Mahler* (associate music director), Jackie Penrod (co-scenic), Rick Penrod (co-scenic), Rick Sims (sound), Nick Belley (lights), Ellie Humphrys (assistant lights/master electrician), Sarah E. Ross* (costumes), Christopher Neville* (assistant costumes), Arianna Soloway* (properties), Ellen Willett (production manager), Jaclyn Holsey* (stage manager), Dana M. Nestrick (stage manager), Kathryn Lochert (assistant stage manager), Brian Claggett* (technical director), Eric Backus (sound engineer), & Lauri Dahl* (associate dramaturg).
*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 support and partner with Old Town School of Folk Music.