The Minutes

The Minutes

After initial performances at the Cort Theatre in 2020, The Minutes will now reopen at Studio 54. The Minutes tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

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.”

Tickets to The Minutes are available now. Get your The Minutes tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

(Header photo by Frank Ishman / Production photos by Michael Brosilow)

Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
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About The Minutes:

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.

Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
as Ms. Johnson

Until 24 Jul 2022

Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
as Mayor Superba

Until 24 Jul 2022

Tracy Letts
Jeffrey Richards, Rebecca Gold, Carl Moellenberg, Spencer Ross, Steve Traxler, and Jacob Soroken Porter
Anna D. Shapiro
Brian MacDevitt
André Pluess
David Zinn
Ana Kuzmanic
Cast list:
Tracy Letts, Ian Barford, Blair Brown, Cliff Chamberlain, K. Todd Freeman, Danny McCarthy, Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton, Noah Reid, and Jeff Still.
Other info:
Dramaturgy by Edward Sobel and Hair & Wig Design by Tom Watson
The Minutes Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
April 2, 2022
Opening date: 
April 17, 2022
Booking to: 
July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Studio 54

254 West 54th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
7th Avenue
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Latest The Minutes News & Features

'The Minutes' to continue mandatory audience masking for remaining Broadway performances
June 30, 2022

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 shows' most updated masking policies.

James Vincent Meredith
James Vincent Meredith to join cast of 'The Minutes' on Broadway
June 23, 2022

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.

Photo credit: Cast of The Minutes (Photo by Michael Brosilow)
‘The Minutes’ to return to Broadway in 2022, now at Studio 54
June 23, 2021

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.

Photo credit: Cast of The Minutes (Photo by Michael Brosilow)
‘The Minutes’ starring Tracy Letts to reopen on Broadway in 2022
November 16, 2020

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.

Armie Hammer in The Minutes
Official Broadway production photos released for The Minutes, starring Tracy Letts & Armie Hammer
March 6, 2020

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 Austin Pendleton, and Jeff Still.

Our The Minutes Review

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.