Hank Williams: Lost Highway | Greenhouse Theater Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 28 2014
Price: $29-$49
Matthew Brumlow is superb in this affecting chronicle of the turbulent life of the great country singer-songwriter Hank Williams, who died in 1953, at age 29, from heart failure brought on by too much pills and liquor. Under the guidance of director Damon Kiely and musical director Malcolm Ruhl, Brumlow uncannily re-creates Williams's expressive yodeling style, demonstrating the deeply personal way Williams melded hillbilly and black blues influences in such classic tunes as "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Long Gone Lonesome Blues," and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." American Blues Theater's excellent remounting of Randal Myler and Mark Harelik's musical drama also boasts a first-rate supporting cast of actor-instrumentalists on guitar, fiddle, bass, steel guitar, harmonica, and spoons. (Love the spoons!) —Albert Williams



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