Jitney director Ruben Santiago-Hudson will be honored at an upcoming event held at Harlem Hospital's Mural Pavilion.
Jitney director Ruben Santiago-Hudson will be honored at an upcoming event held at Harlem Hospital's Mural Pavilion.
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First Corinthian Baptist Church Dream Center will present "An Evening With Ruben Santiago-Hudson: Celebrating the Broadway Directorial Debut of August Wilson's Jitney" on December 7 at Harlem Hospital's Mural Pavilion. The event will be presented in association with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Week, Harlem Arts Alliance New Heritage Theatre Group, and Walk Tall Girl Productions.

Joining in the celebration will be the cast of Jitney with additional performances from NAACP and Obie award winner Daniel Beatty, Harlem's Oscar- and Grammy-nominated IMPACT Repertory Theatre, Harlem musician and band leader Keith "The Captain" Gamble, Cuban Batá drummers, Manhattan Theatre Club executive producer Barry Grove, executive director of the Center for Arts and Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Dr. Indira Etwaroo, and more.

The evening's proceeds will support the self-sustaining, multigenerational extension of First Corinthian Baptist Church (FCBC), the Dream Center.

Santiago-Hudson won a Tony for his performance in August Wilson's Seven Guitars and also appeared on Broadway in Wilson's Gem of the Ocean. Jitney will begin preview performances at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on December 28 with opening night scheduled for January.

For tickets to Jitney, click here.