In The Minutes, a backloaded button-pusher about power, history, and self-preservation, playwright Tracy Letts lifts the curtain on an ordinary closed town council meeting for a group portrait of American democracy at work. No shocker: It's not a pretty picture.This 90-minute work was first seen in 2017 with Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago and briefly on Broadway in 2020 before the pandemic pause. Set in the vividly named and vaguely situated Big Cherry, the setting could be anywhere in...
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After initial performances at the Cort Theatre in 2020, The Minutes will now reopen at Studio 54 from Mar. 15, 2022. The Minutes tickets are on sale soon.
The Minutes originally premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in November 2017 and went on to be nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2018. However, for the Broadway production, Tracy Letts himself steps onto the stage as part of a talented cast that also includes Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller.
Tracy Letts has enjoyed an astounding career on the stage, both as an actor and a playwright. His most notable work is perhaps the 2007 masterpiece August: Osage County, which was honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for 'Best Play' in 2008. He has also made his mark Off-Broadway with his celebrated plays Killer Joe, Bug, Mary Page Marlowe, and Man for Nebraska (another Pulitzer Prize finalist).
As an actor, he's also been no stranger to Broadway, even winning a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the 2012 revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He was also lauded for his turns in Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses in 2014 and the 2019 Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Television fans, of course, will remember him as Andrew Lockhart on Showtime's "Homeland" and as Nick on HBO's "Divorce," and his film career has reached new heights in recent years with appearances in such critics' favorites as "Le Mans '66," "The Post," "Lady Bird," "The Lovers," and "The Big Short."
The 2020 Broadway cast was completed by Tracy Letts, Ian Barford, Blair Brown, Cliff Chamberlain, K. Todd Freeman, Danny McCarthy, Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton and Jeff Still.
(Header photo by Frank Ishman / Production photos by Michael Brosilow)
A town's proud history, the legend of a local hero, the coveted privilege of reserved parking: nothing is sacred during the town council meeting at the heart of Tracy Letts' new play. This razor-sharp comedy turns from hilarious to chilling as petty policy matters give way to the truth boiling just beneath the surface of the town's historical mythology.
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All audiences attending town council meetings in Big Cherry — that is, Broadway performances of The Minutes — will still be required to wear masks in the theatre for the rest of the show's Broadway run. This announcement comes after the Broadway League made audience masking optional at Broadway theatres beginning July 1.One other show will also continue mandatory masking: American Buffalo, which runs through July 10. The Minutes runs at Studio 54 through July 24. Learn more about all Broadway...
James Vincent Meredith is set to join the Broadway cast of The Minutes for its final four weeks of Broadway performances. He replaces K. Todd Freeman in the role of Mr. Blake beginning June 25.Meredith first played the role of Mr. Blake in the 2017 world-premiere production of The Minutes at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Meredith was just seen on Broadway as George Antrobus in The Skin of Our Teeth, and his other Broadway credits include Superior Donuts and The Book of Mormon.The...
He's moved from Schitt's Creek to Big Cherry. Noah Reid, known for his role as Patrick Brewer on the sitcom Schitt's Creek, joins the Broadway cast of The Minutes. Performances of Tracy Letts's play begin March 19, 2022 ahead of an April 7 opening night.Aside from Schitt's Creek, Reid has had recurring roles in television series including Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, Jane and the Dragon, Pippi Longstocking, and Titanic, as well as lead roles in films such as Score: A Hockey Musical and The...
Following news that Tracy Letts' The Minutes will return to Broadway in spring 2022, a new theatre has been announced. The Broadway premiere of The Minutes is now at Studio 54, with previews from Mar. 15, 2022, with an opening night on Apr. 7, 2022. Find out more about The Minutes tickets on Broadway here.Exploring the inner workings of city council meetings, secrets begin to unravel as a newcomer to the small town of Big Cherry asks the wrong questions. The Minutes first began previews at the...
Forced to shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced that The Minutes will now reopen on Broadway in 2022. Performances will no longer take place at the Cort Theatre, with a new venue to be confirmed ahead of a March 2022 reopening."The Shubert Organization had graciously allowed us to extend past our initial announced limited engagement [of July 19] to the fall," noted the producers. They also said, "we intend to reopen the production, pending cast and theatre...
UPDATE: On 16 November, it was confirmed that The Minutes will reopen on Mar. 15, 2022 at a venue to be confirmed.The Minutes will reopen on Broadway in March 2021 at the Cort Theatre. The Steppenwolf production of Tracy Letts's play directed by Anna D. Shapiro was in previews when Broadway shut down.Performances are scheduled to begin the week of March 1, 2021, and the official opening is set for March 15, 2021, exactly a year after its original scheduled opening. The Minutes originally played...
Producers of the Broadway premiere of Tony & Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts' comedy The Minutes have now released official production photography.The new shots feature cast members of this Steppenwolf Theatre production, including playwright Tracy Letts himself, alongside Ian Barford, Tony Award winner Blair Brown, Cliff Chamberlain, Tony Award nominee K. Todd Freeman, Golden Globe nominee Armie Hammer, Danny McCarthy, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Tony Award nominee...
The Broadway premiere of Tony & Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts' comedy The Minutes begins previews at the Cort Theatre tonight. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play is scheduled for an official opening on March 15 and a limited engagement through June 14, 2020.Synopsis: "The Minutes takes a look at the inner-workings of a city council meeting in the small town of Big Cherry—and the hypocrisy, greed, and ambition that follow. This powerful, resonant, and funny portrayal of democracy in...