The Minutes

The Minutes

Tickets for The Minutes at the Cort Theatre on Broadway will be on sale soon.

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Tracy Letts's The Minutes receives its Broadway premiere in spring 2020, with performances beginning on February 25 and an official opening set for March 15 at the Cort Theatre.

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 Golden Globe Globe nominee Armie Hammer and 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.”

This Broadway premiere of The Minutes marks the first time Letts stars in one of his own plays on the Great White Way and it may well prove to be the runaway hit of the season.

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

Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
6 images
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.

Armie Hammer
Armie Hammer
as Mr. Peel

From 15 Mar 2021

Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
as Ms. Johnson

From 15 Mar 2021

Tracy Letts
Tracy Letts
as Mayor Superba

From 15 Mar 2021

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, Armie Hammer, Danny McCarthy, Jessie Mueller, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton, and Jeff Still
Other info:
Dramaturgy by Edward Sobel and Hair & Wig Design by Tom Watson
The Minutes Performance Dates & Times
Expected March 2021

Cort Theatre

138 West 48th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
49th Street station

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The Minutes will return to Broadway in March 2021
June 25, 2020

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. 

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.