Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press

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The Broadway transfer of Steppenwolf's new American play "Superior Donuts" will begin previews at the Music Box Theatre beginning Wednesday, September 16, 2009, with an official opening set for Thursday, October 1, 2009.

The full cast from the original Chicago production of Steppenwolf's new American play "Superior Donuts" will reprise their roles when the play makes its Broadway debut. That talented group met the media on Tuesday, September 1st and BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there.

The Broadway cast includes Steppenwolf ensemble members Jon Michael HillYasen Peyankovand James Vincent Meredith with Jane Alderman, Kate BuddekeCliff Chamberlain, Michael Garvey, Robert Maffia and Michael McKean.   "Superior Donuts" is written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts and directed by ensemble member Tina Landau.  The play enjoyed a sold-out, world-premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company last summer. 
 
"Superior Donuts" follows Letts' Tony Award-winning play "August: Osage County" (which had also its sold-out, world-premiere at Steppenwolf) into The Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Tickets for "Superior Donuts" are on sale through Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.  The Music Theatre box office will open on Wednesday, August 19, 2009.  "Superior Donuts" will perform Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
 
Arthur Przybyszewski owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.  Franco Wicks, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better.  This provocative comedy, set in the heart of one of Chicago's most diverse communities, explores the challenges of embracing the past and the redemptive power of friendship.
 
The Steppenwolf production of "Superior Donuts" is produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards,Jean DoumanianSteve Traxler and Jerry Frankel, the producing team behind Steppenwolf's "August: Osage County."
 
Committed to the principle of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a company of actors, directors and playwrights, Steppenwolf Theatre Company's mission is to advance the vitality and diversity of American theater by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships and contributing new works to the national canon.  The company, formed in 1976 by a collective of actors, is dedicated to perpetuating an ethic of mutual respect and the development of artists through on-going group work.  Steppenwolf has grown into an internationally renowned company of 42 artists whose talents include acting, directing, playwriting, filmmaking and textual adaptation.  For additional information, visitwww.steppenwolf.org.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Superior Donuts at the Music Box Theatre

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Superior Donuts at the Music Box Theatre

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Superior Donuts at the Music Box Theatre

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Superior Donuts at the Music Box Theatre

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Superior Donuts meets the press

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jeffrey Richards and Jean Doumanian

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jeffrey Richards

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jean Doumanian

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Cliff Chamberlain

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Cliff Chamberlain

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Cliff Chamberlain

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Cliff Chamberlain

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Cliff Chamberlain

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jane Alderman

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jane Alderman

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Kate Buddeke

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Kate Buddeke

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Kate Buddeke

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
James Vincent Meredith and Kate Buddeke

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
James Vincent Meredith and Kate Buddeke

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Yasen Peyankov, Robert Maffia and Michael Garvey

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Yasen Peyankov, Robert Maffia and Michael Garvey

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Yasen Peyankov and Robert Maffia

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
James Vincent Meredith

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael Garvey

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael Garvey

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael Garvey

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael Garvey

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael Garvey

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Robert Maffia

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jon Michael Hill

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jon Michael Hill

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jon Michael Hill

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jon Michael Hill

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jon Michael Hill and Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jon Michael Hill

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jon Michael Hill

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Yasen Peyankov

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Yasen Peyankov

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Yasen Peyankov

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jon Michael Hill and Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jon Michael Hill and Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jon Michael Hill and Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Tracy Letts

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Tina Landau

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Tracy Letts

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Tracy Letts

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Tracy Letts and Tina Landau

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Jeffrey Richards and Jean Doumanian

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Superior Donuts set design model

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Superior Donuts stage model

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Tracy Letts, Yasen Peyankov, Jane Alderman, Michael Garvey, Cliff Chamberlain, Michael McKean, Robert Maffia, Kate Buddeke, Front Row: Jon Michael Hill, James Vincent Meredith and Tina Landau

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Yasen Peyankov, Jane Alderman, Michael Garvey, Cliff Chamberlain, Michael McKean, Robert Maffia, Kate Buddeke, Front Row: Jon Michael Hill, James Vincent Meredith and Tina Landau

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Yasen Peyankov, Jane Alderman, Michael Garvey, Cliff Chamberlain, Michael McKean, Robert Maffia, Kate Buddeke, Jon Michael Hill, James Vincent Meredith and Tina Landau

Photo Coverage: Broadway's SUPERIOR DONUTS Cast And Creative Team Meets The Press
Superior Donuts is ready to be served up on Broadway!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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