SUPERIOR DONUTS Extends Booking Thru March 2010
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 to superior reviews. Due to popular demand, the producers have announced that the show has extended its booking period through March 2010.
In Superior Donuts, Arthur Przybyszewski (Michael McKean) 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 Broadway cast includes Steppenwolf ensemble members Jon Michael Hill, Yasen Peyankov and James Vincent Meredith with Jane Alderman, Kate Buddeke, Cliff 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. The production is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jean Doumanian and Jerry Frankel.
"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. 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.