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Tracy Letts' latest drama comes to Broadway direct from Chicago.

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Superior Donuts to Close on Broadway in January

Superior Donuts to Close on Broadway in January

Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts will play its final Broadway performance on January 3, 2010 at the Music Box Theatre. The Steppenwolf production, directed by Tina Landau, stars Michael McKean and Jon Michael Hill.

A provocative comedy set in the heart of one of Chicago’s most diverse communities, Superior Donuts centers on Arthur Przybyszewski (McKean) who owns a decrepit doughnut shop ...

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Superior Donuts Closes Shop

Superior Donuts Closes Shop
Date
Jan 3, 2010
Where
Music Box Theatre
Show
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Tracy Lett's Superior Donuts plays its final performance at Broadway's Music Box Theatre.

A provocative comedy set in the heart of one of Chicago’s most diverse communities, Superior Donuts centers on Arthur Przybyszewski (Michael McKean) who owns a decrepit doughnut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks (Jon Michael Hill), a black teenager who is his only employee ...

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Michael McKean Savors the Taste of Superior Donuts

Michael McKean Savors the Taste of Superior Donuts

He became a TV star as Laverne and Shirley’s pal Lenny and rocked the big screen as Spinal Tap’s lead singer David St. Hubbins, but for the past five years, Michael McKean’s heart has belonged to Broadway. From musical leading man (Hairspray) and featured player (The Pajama Game) to supporting actor in plays (The Homecoming, off-Broadway’s A Second Hand Memory ...

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Best in Show Beagle Meets Best in Show (and Superior Donuts) Star Michael McKean

Best in Show Beagle Meets Best in Show (and Superior Donuts) Star Michael McKean
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Best in Show is one of the funniest movies ever made (trust us!), with Superior Donuts star Michael McKean giving a priceless performance as the gay co-owner of a much-coddled shih tzu. So it made perfect sense that McKean would welcome a real-life Best in Show champion for a visit at the Music Box Theatre. Uno, the first beagle ever ...

Angela Lansbury and Raul Esparza Go Out for Donuts

Angela Lansbury and Raul Esparza Go Out for Donuts
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Delicious! That’s the consensus of celebrity theatergoers Angela Lansbury and Raul Esparza, who attended the October 6 performance of Superior Donuts. The fact that Angela and Raul won acclaim last season in plays produced by Donuts impresario Jeffrey Richards (Blithe Spirit and Speed-the-Plow, respectively) helped, but the stars were genuinely enthusiastic about Tracy Letts’ new play, and it showed during ...

Sweet Talk with the Stars on Opening Night of Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts

Sweet Talk with the Stars on Opening Night of Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts

We had doughnuts on our mind on opening night of Tracy Letts’ new play Superior Donuts, and so did the star-studded crowd of first-nighters! Outside the Music Box Theatre on October 1, we asked the arriving VIPs their opinion of everyone’s favorite sugary breakfast treat, then had a more substantive discussion about the play with Letts, director Tina Landau and ...

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Sweet! Neil Patrick Harris Takes a Bite of Superior Donuts

Sweet! Neil Patrick Harris Takes a Bite of Superior Donuts
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Fresh off his triumph as host of the 2009 Emmy Awards, How I Met Your Mother star and Broadway vet Neil Patrick Harris returned to the Big Apple to take in a performance of Tracy Letts’ new comedy Superior Donuts. He was eager to check out the acclaimed performances of Michael McKean and Jon Michael Hill, of course, but Harris ...

Have a Donut! It's a Superior Opening for Tracy Letts' New Play

Have a Donut! It's a Superior Opening for Tracy Letts' New Play
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Doughnuts, doughnuts, everywhere! When a play is called Superior Donuts, you know there’ll be pastry on stage, though the shop in Tracy Letts’ touching new comedy isn’t particularly well stocked (see it to understand why). But after the opening night performance on October 1, first-nighters had their pick of the most scrumptious selections from the Doughnut Plant—and everybody indulged, including ...

Real-People Critics Maggie, Phil & Kathleen Visit Superior Donuts

Real-People Critics Maggie, Phil & Kathleen Visit Superior Donuts

Chicago-based playwright Tracy Letts really outdid himself with the 2007 Broadway hit August: Osage County--the epic play about a dysfunctional Midwestern family scored five Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Two years later, Letts is back with Superior Donuts, a dramedy about a jaded hippie running a beaten-down Chicago donut shop and the hustling young shop assistant ...

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The Superior Rise of Donut Man Jon Michael Hill

The Superior Rise of Donut Man Jon Michael Hill

Age: 24

Hometown: Waukegan, Illinois

Currently: Making his Broadway debut as Franco Wicks, a brash young man who goes head to head with Michael McKean as the ex-hippie owner of a rundown Chicago doughnut shop in Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts.

You’ve Got Talent: Hill discovered performing in elementary school and vividly recalls the high school drama teacher who “put a ...

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Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts Opens on B'way

Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts Opens on B'way
Date
Oct 1, 2009
Where
Music Box Theatre
Show
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Tracy Letts' new play Superior Donuts celebrates its opening night at Broadway's Music Box Theatre. Michael McKean stars in the production, directed by Tina Landau.

A provocative comedy set in the heart of one of Chicago’s most diverse communities, Superior Donuts centers on Arthur Przybyszewski (McKean) who owns a decrepit doughnut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks, a ...

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Superior Donuts Star Michael McKean to Host 2009 Broadway on Broadway

Superior Donuts Star Michael McKean to Host 2009 Broadway on Broadway

Michael McKean, star of Tracy Letts’ upcoming play Superior Donuts, will host Broadway on Broadway on September 13 at 11:30am. The annual free outdoor concert, presented by the Broadway League and the Times Square Alliance, brings together stars and performances from current and upcoming Broadway productions to celebrate the beginning of the new Broadway season.

A seasoned Broadway performer ...

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Michael McKean to Star in Broadway's Superior Donuts

Michael McKean to Star in Broadway's Superior Donuts

Michael McKean will re-create his starring role in the forthcoming Broadway production of Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts. McKean headlined the play’s premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre in June 2008, directed by Tina Landau, who will also helm the Broadway mounting. Previews begin on September 16 at the Music Box Theatre in advance of an October 1 opening.

Described as a ...

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Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts Books Music Box Theatre

Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts Books Music Box Theatre

Tracy Letts' new play Superior Donuts has booked the Music Box Theatre (current home of Letts’ August: Osage County, which closes June 28) for its forthcoming Broadway engagement. Superior Donuts will begin previews on September 16 and open on October 1, directed by Tina Landau. Casting will be announced shortly.

Described as a provocative comedy set in the heart of ...

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Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts Headed for Broadway

Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts Headed for Broadway

Superior Donuts, the latest drama by August: Osage County playwright Tracy Letts, is headed for Broadway this fall. Tina Landau directs the play, which will begin previews on October 1 at a Shubert theater yet to be named. Casting will be announced soon.

Donuts debuted, like August, at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre where Letts is an ensemble member in June 2008. The ...

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