239 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Arthur Przybyszewski runs a shabby donut shop he inherited from his immigrant father in a historic but rundown
"A warm bath of a play that will leave Broadway audiences with satisfied smiles. Tracy Letts has a finely honed sense of comic rhythms, as he displayed in August. Jon Michael Hill is making a confident Broadway debut, playing Franco with boundless, buoyant charm. Michael McKean gives a moving performance."Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times
"Tender and honest, Superior Donuts is beautifully written, acted and directed. A timely reminder of the heady pleasure ace actors and ace storytelling can bring. Tracy Letts gets a deluxe production from Tina Landau and a cast in a state of grace. Jon Michael Hill transcends."Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from New York Post
Superior Donuts is a funny play with dramatic undertones. Author Tracy Letts (who won the 2008 Best Play Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for his much darker August: Osage County) has created a pair of appealing characters and put them together in a setting designed to make the most of their contrasting personalities. You might figure out some of the play's twists before they happen, but that doesn't make Superior Donuts any less entertaining. If you're in the mood for a well-acted Broadway comedy, this is an excellent choice.
The play isn't really kid fare—there's some violence and casual racism and that adults will find amusing for the right reasons but children won't understand. Superior Donuts is fine for teens, however, who will root for the charismatic Franco as he tries to make his way in the world.