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The Minutes - 2017 - Chicago

Playwright Tracy Letts presents a brand-new political drama at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre this November, ahead of its Broadway transfer in 2018. Behind hit movie Killer Joe, as well as having written Superior Donuts and the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama August: Osage County for the stage, he once again teams up with acclaimed director Anna D Shapiro for a witty examination into local politics at a town meeting, that quickly turns dark as personal prejudices come to the fore. The Minutes is produced by fellow Steppenwolf member Scott Rudin, whose previous productions include the successful Broadway productions of Larry David's "Fish in the Dark" and Stephen Adly Guirgis' "The Motherf***er With The Hat."

Now Lett's ruthless penmanship turns towards town politics in an area of historical importance, where a local hero's legend allows vanity and pride among the populace. Where reserved parking is regarded as much as a right as the Constitution, we might be forgiven for thinking that these folks are somewhat limited in scope. However, under the surface is bubbling a bigger issue that could tear the town apart, history be damned....

Letts is known for his searing black tragi-comedies, his most famous one being August: Osage County. Riveting auidences to their seats, it also won over the press and hailed by The New York Times as "hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characters and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat." Directed by Anna D. Shapiro (The Pain and the Itch), she garnered praise by Variety, in which they called it "a deep and highly entertaining work, consistently rich, raw and intense, filled with viciousness and vicious wit."

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Steppenwolf Theatre

(Chicago, IL)
1650 N Halsted Ave
Chicago, IL 60614


 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2020
The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction goes online for the first time today, Sunday, September 20, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
The New York Times has reported that due to the ongoing health crisis, theatrical work streamed online and shows that were scheduled to be staged in person but were canceled, will now be eligible for the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2020
James Corden connects with Armie Hammer who recalls the experience of his Broadway show, 'The Minutes,' shutting down due to COVID-19. And James asks Armie about his choice to go with a mohawk and handlebar mustache before Armie talks about being in London to make 'Rebecca' where he got familiar with the pubs.
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
The viral video of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery being chased and shot dead in Brunswick, Ga., captured the attention of the nation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
Milwaukee Rep will welcome audiences back to its theaters that are socially distanced and revamped for the safety of everyone with a special 45th anniversary production of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol starring Lee E. Ernst in the Quadracci Powerhouse December 1 a?" 24, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
Tony award-winner Jessie Mueller will return to The Seth Concert Series on November 8th.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
Jessie Mueller's return performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET and is now available On Demand.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
Today (November 9) in live streaming: Robyn Hurder joins Brenda Braxton on Stars in the House, Rockers on Broadway, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2020
Back by popular demand, Jessie Mueller is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series again this weekend!  Last night, Seth Rudetsky gave fans a preview of the concert, featuring Mueller singing '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman'. 
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 7, 2020
Tune in right here as he chats with Tony winner Jessie Mueller. Jessie will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, November 8 (8pm) and Monday, November 9 (3pm).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 7-8, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
This year, New Ohio Theatre for Young Minds invites extended families to join together virtually for their first-ever children's live streaming show, Journey Around My Bedroom.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features the Cort Theatre! Learn about the box office record-breaking production of Fences, it's longest-running show The Magic Show with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
Milwaukee Rep is pleased to present two full productions of Christmas Carol available to stream this holiday season.  First, from the video vault comes a never-before-seen recording of Mark Clements' 2016 classic adaptation of A Christmas Carol from the historic Pabst Theater.  This production is available to view for free December 1 – 24, 2020 as a gift to theater lovers worldwide.  Just register at www.MilwaukeeRep.com to receive a free link.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2020
Today's top stories: Ryan Murphy reveals that Meryl Streep will rap in The Prom film, get a sneak peek of Ann Harada, Telly Leung, James Monroe Iglehart and more in The Nice List, The Minutes has loaded out of The Cort Theatre and now plans to open in March 2022, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
Steppenwolf’s production of The Minutes by Tracy Letts, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will be loading its set out of the Cort Theatre this Monday, November 16th to make way for the previously planned renovation of the Cort and the construction at the adjacent property.
by Julieta Sverdlick - May 8, 2020
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary season continues with its new free virtual series 'Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable' with host Michael Weber, on Porchlight's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
In today's Quarantine Qs, we check in with Erin Davie, who plays Camilla Parker Bowles in Diana: A True Musical Story.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Mark Cortale announced today that Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 will debut as a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, the first event will take place on Sunday, May 31 and will feature Tony award-winning actress Kelli O'Hara. Stage and screen favorites Jeremy Jordan and Jessie Mueller will headline the following two weeks. Each weekly show will premiere Sunday nights at 8PM EST with a second showing Mondays at 3PM EST for viewers in other time zones like the UK. Tickets are available at www.thesethconcertseries.com for $20.00 (early bird) and $25.00 each.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 3/8/2020.
by BWW Special - Mar 9, 2020
Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 3/8/2020.
by BWW Special - Mar 9, 2020
Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for March 9-15, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2020
Today's top stories: the West End has officially shut down, Idris Elba tests positive for Covid-19, and more.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2020
Broadway is on a break. But you don't have to wait until it reopens to get your fix! Fortunately, actor/writer Allison Frasca (All Star the Musical, Wicked/Frozen) is here to break down the plots of every show on Broadway - at least as best as she remembers them.
by Julieta Sverdlick - Mar 15, 2020
by Stephi Wild - Jun 26, 2020
Today's top stories: new opening dates have been announced for American Buffalo and The Minutes!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
There is big news for Big Cherry! BroadwayWorld has just learned that Steppenwolf's production of The Minutes by Tracy Letts, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will return to Broadway opening exactly one year after its original opening date of Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th Street). The Minutes was a limited engagement and was originally scheduled to close Sunday, July 26.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
American Buffalo, written by David Mamet and directed by Neil Pepe, will officially open at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street) on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, exactly one year after its originally scheduled opening date.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced its 2020/21 Reset Season today featuring a truncated four play lineup (originally six plays) with flexible dates to allow for greater agility in the time of COVID-19, accompanied with a robust slate of original virtual programming.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Jessie Mueller's performance, as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3pm ET, 7pm GMT. The concert premiered last night.
by BWW Contests - Jun 18, 2020
We're giving two readers a chance to win a ticket to The Seth Rudetsky Concert Series starring Jessie Mueller! The winners will receive a ticket to the virtual concert. Enter now!
by Rosanne DellAversano - Jun 15, 2020
A love letter to the past and an urgent inquiry into living in the present. Limited engagement with only four shows and only 26 seats for each performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2020
On this day, we're wishing a very happy birthday to the star of the current Broadway revival of All My Sons, Tracy Letts!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
Danny Wimmer Presents has announced that Aftershock 2020, scheduled for October 9 – 11 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA, has been rescheduled to October 7 – 10, 2021, and has released the following statement:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021
It's no secret that the state of the world has had a major impact on the theatre industry over the past year. Broadway, which usually brings in $14 billion to New York City's yearly revenue, has been shuttered since last March, leaving the futures of many artists and shows in limbo. While many of those productions move forward with plans to reopen when Broadway officially returns, some have already announced that they will not open again.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2021
We've rounded up all of the latest news on the current state of Broadway for February 2021. Which shows are returning and which are not? What's the status of the Tony Awards? Check out what's new!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
PrideArts today announced the lineup for LESBIAN SHORTS – a program of readings of five short plays to be performed live online on February 16th at 7 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
The Dramatists Guild of America will welcome two new members to its Council, Ty Defoe and Rona Siddiqui. The Guild is governed by a board of directors (Council) elected from its membership. These writers, in various stages of their theatrical careers, meet monthly to decide policy for the Guild. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2021
On this day we celebrate the birthday of Broadway favorite, Jessie Mueller!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2020
The brand new production stars renowned actor Lee E. Ernst, and features an original soundscape by foley artist Dan Kazemi and direction by Mark Clements. Audiences around the world can enjoy Milwaukee's favorite holiday tradition from the comfort of home for $20 per household.
by Virag Dombay - Aug 29, 2020
by Student Blogger: Sammi Tapper - Aug 18, 2020
It is way past time we normalize crying- especially during times when we are expected to be happy.
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
Lifetime extends their partnership with trusted journalist Robin Roberts for four new movies under the Robin Roberts Presents banner. The network greenlights their next foray into the gospel music world with the biopic Robin Roberts Presents: The Mahalia Jackson Story.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
During this time when productions all over the world have been put on pause, we are coming together to celebrate plays that have left their mark on theater history. This week we will be focusing on the plays of Tracy Letts. Today's play, The Minutes!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2020
Today's top stories: The Actors Fund's Ragtime concert has been rescheduled for the fall, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's videos, from stars including Kelli O'Hara, Kyle Selig, Tim Minchin, Paula Vogel, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
We're partnering with Broadway's talent to promote #StayHome guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO)! Here's Diana's Judy Kaye, Caroline, or Change's Caissie Levy, and The Minutes' Jessie Mueller encouraging you to stay home and practice safe social distancing!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
A second group of Broadway producers have stepped up to match all new donations up to $1 million