Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party

The Broadway transfer of Steppenwolf's new American play "Superior Donuts" at the Music Box Theatre celebrated its official opening night on Thursday, October 1, 2009. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there as the cast celebrated at the RedRye Grill Restaurant after the first night performance.

The Broadway cast includes Steppenwolf ensemble members Jon Michael HillYasen Peyankov and James Vincent Meredith with Jane AldermanKate BuddekeCliff Chamberlain,Michael GarveyRobert 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. "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 RichardsJean 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, visit www.steppenwolf.org.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Michael Garvey and Robert Maffia

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Michael Garvey

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Jane Alderman

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Kate Buddeke

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Kate Buddeke

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Cliff Chamberlain

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Cliff Chamberlain and Robyn Chamberlain

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Milena Govich

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Milena Govich

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Tina Landau

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Tina Landau and Tracy Letts

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Michael McKean, Tina Landau and Tracy Letts

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Robert Maffia

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Milena Govich, B.D. Wong, Bobby Flay, Stephanie March, Robyn Chamberlain and Cliff Chamberlain

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Stephanie March

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Bobby Flay, Kate Buddeke and Stephanie March

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Frank DiLella and Irene Gandy

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
B.D. Wong

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Milena Govich, B.D. Wong, Bobby Flay, and Stephanie March

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Broadway Beat's Bradshaw, Richie Ridge with Irene Gandy

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Jon Michael Hill

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Jon Michael Hill

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Jon Michael Hill

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Yasen Peyankov

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Michael Garvey, Yasen Peyankov,Jon Michael Hill, Kate Buddeke, Michael McKean, Tracy Letts, Robert Maffia, Jane Alderman, Cliff Chamberlain

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Michael Garvey, Yasen Peyankov,Jon Michael Hill, Kate Buddeke, Michael McKean, Tracy Letts, Robert Maffia, Jane Alderman, Cliff Chamberlain and James Vincent Meredith

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS Comes to Broadway - Opening Night Party
Michael Garvey, Yasen Peyankov,Jon Michael Hill, Kate Buddeke, Michael McKean, Tracy Letts, Robert Maffia, Jane Alderman, Cliff Chamberlain and James Vincent Meredith

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