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Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS - Opening Arrivals

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 starry audience arrived for 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 RD / Dziekan / Retna Digital

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS - Opening Arrivals
Stephanie March

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS - Opening Arrivals

Milena Govich

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Noah Emmerich

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Bobby Flay

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Penny Fuller

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Bobby Cannavale

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B.D. Wong

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John Cullum

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Liev Schreiber

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS - Opening Arrivals
Liev Schreiber

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Tamara Tunie

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Jeff Goldblum

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS - Opening Arrivals
Peter Hermann, Eric Bogosian and Jeff Goldblum

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS - Opening Arrivals
Peter Hermann

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Joan Rivers

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS - Opening Arrivals
Joan Rivers

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Dana Ivey

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Elaine Stritch

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Elaine Stritch

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Kathleen Turner

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LaChanze

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Norm Lewis and LaChanze

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Alan Alda

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS - Opening Arrivals
Alan Alda

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Richard Thomas

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Richard Thomas and Georgiana Bischoff

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Mark Linn-Baker

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Marian Seldes

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Madeleine Martin

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Steven Pasquale

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS - Opening Arrivals
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: SUPERIOR DONUTS - Opening Arrivals
Steven Pasquale and Laura Benanti

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