Superior Donuts: Steppenwolf's production of Tracy Letts' play to bow on Broadway on 1 Oct
It is now confirmed that the Steppenwolf Theatre's production of Superior Donuts, a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts will arrive on Broadway. The comic-drama will open on 1 Oct 2009 at a theatre to be announced..
The show is Steppenwolf's second Broadway transfer in three years. The first being Tracy Letts's 'August:Osage County, ' directed by Anna D. Shapiro, which opened at Broadway's Imperial Theatre on 4 Dec 2007. The show is now playing at the Music Box Theatre, where it is currently seling tickets through to 6 Sep 2009. 'August:Osage County' was a critical success and won 5 Tony Awards - including Best Play and Best Director.
Tracy Lett's comedy, Superior Donuts, is about 'Arthur Pryzbyszewski,' who owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. 'Franco Wicks,' a black teenager is his only employee, and he wants to change the shop for the better.
As with its world premiere, the production will be directed by Tina Landau (Broaadway debut). Casting for Superior Donuts is still to be announced, but according to an earlier report in the Chicago Tribue the play is expected to feature all or most of the original cast, which includes Michael McKean, Jon Michael Hill and Kate Buddeke.
The Steppenwolf production of Superior Donuts will be produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jean Doumanian, Steve Traxler and Jerry Frankel, the producing team behind August: Osage County.
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