Armie Hammer, Tracy Letts & Jessie Mueller

The Broadway cast of The Minutes to include Tracy Letts, Armie Hammer & Jessie Mueller

The Broadway premiere of The Minutes is set for an official opening at the Cort Theatre on March 15, 2020.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Start counting the minutes... Casting, a venue and an official opening date has now been announced for the Broadway premiere of Tony & Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts' comedy The Minutes. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play will begin previews on February 25, 2020 (as previously reported), ahead of an official opening at the Cort Theatre on March 15 and a limited engagement through June 14, 2020.

Playwright Tracy Letts will return to Broadway himself and star in this Steppenwolf Theatre production, alongside Ian Barford (currently starring in Lett's Linda Vista on Broadway), 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 (also currently starring in Linda Vista), Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton, and Jeff Still.

The production, which debuted at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in 2017, will also reunite Letts with Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro for the first time on Broadway since 2007's August: Osage County.

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 action proves that everything you know can change—it's just a matter of minutes. After all, the smallest towns keep the biggest secrets."

The creative team for the Broadway premiere will be announced at a later date.

The Minutes is produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Rebecca Gold, Carl Moellenberg, Spencer Ross, Steve Traxler and Jacob Soroken Porter.

The current Steppenwolf Theatre production of Tracy Letts' dark comedy Linda Vista ends its Broadway run at The Hayes Theater this Sunday, November 10. 2019.

The Minutes Tickets are available now for performances from February 25 through June 14, 2020.


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