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Review: Lackawanna Blues Belongs on Broadway
October 7, 2021, 9:19.30 pm ET


Photo: Marc J. Franklin

Audience members of a certain age will remember the day when a friend or relative invited you over to look at their photo album or view their slide show, fondly describing, often in vivid detail, their memories of each shot. Sometimes, you really felt like you were there with them -- and sometimes, well, you felt like you really had to have been there to fully appreciate the experience.

Which camp you belonged to back then may explain your current reaction to Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s autobiographical theatrical memoir, “Lackawanna Blues,” which has taken two decades to travel uptown from the Public Theater to Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway home, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Read Full Review