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Superior Donuts

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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