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The Minutes - 2017 - Chicago Tickets, News, Info & More

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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by Team BWW - May 9, 2022
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by Team BWW - May 9, 2022
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by Team BWW - May 7, 2022
The 75th Annual Tony Award Nominations will be announced on Monday, May 9, by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry. The announcement can be viewed LIVE (9am ET) in their entirety here on BroadwayWorld. Plus, be sure to stay tuned throughout the rest of the day for reactions from the nominees and more!
by Team BWW - May 5, 2022
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by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022
Television fans know and love him already as 'Patrick' from the smash hit Schitt's Creek. This season, Broadway audiences are loving Noah Reid all the more as the curious 'Mr. Peel' in Tracy Letts' The Minutes.
by - May 3, 2022
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/1/2022.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2022
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/15/2022.
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022
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by Team BWW - May 14, 2022
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by - May 10, 2022
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/8/2022.
by - Mar 28, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Mar 28, 2022
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by - Mar 25, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Mar 24, 2022
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by - Mar 16, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022
The producers and company of Steppenwolf’s production of THE MINUTES on Broadway announced today that a portion of ticket sales will go to support global humanitarian organization Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2022
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by Nicole Rosky - Mar 12, 2022
Daylight saving time is here and the Broadway cast of The Minutes is here to remind you to spring forward sixty minutes this Sunday, March 13th at 2am. Don't forget to adjust your clocks!
by - Mar 11, 2022
Today's top stories include McKenzie Kurtz, who made her Broadway debut playing “Anna” in Frozen, will reprise the role on the North American tour March 17 – April 11, 2022.  Plus, the cast of The Minutes is preparing for Broadway, episode four of The Aging Ingenue, and more!
by Bruce Glikas - Mar 10, 2022
The company of The Minutes is getting ready for Broadway!  The play will begin previews on Broadway on Saturday, April 2, 2022, and open on Sunday, April 17, 2022 at Studio 54.
by Barry Lenny - Apr 29, 2022
The concert was, of course, superb.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2022
Singer-songwriter and actor Noah Reid today released the  third single, “Minneapolis,” from his upcoming album, Adjustments.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022
The Cher Show will feature Sara Gettelfinger (Ogunquit Playhouse's The Witches of Eastwick, Broadway's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Star, Charissa Hogeland (“Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert”) as Lady, Madeline Hudelson (Surflight Theatre's Nice Work if You Can Get It) as Babe, and more!
by - Apr 26, 2022
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4/24/2022.
by Team BWW - Apr 26, 2022
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by Nicole Rosky - Apr 25, 2022
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by Review Roundups - Apr 24, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Apr 2, 2022
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by BWW Special - Apr 19, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2022
Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the 2022/23 Season today. With six Steppenwolf Membership Series productions and two SYA productions, the 47th season is the storied company’s first full season in its expanded home—welcoming audiences back to experience the next chapter of Steppenwolf’s bold, visceral and muscular work.
by - Apr 19, 2022
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4/17/2022.
by - Apr 19, 2022
Today's top stories include our coverage of The Minutes, which opened on Broadway on Sunday night! Check out photos and clips from the show below! Plus, Katrina Lenk will perform from Company on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week, and more!
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 18, 2022
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by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2022
Tracy Letts' The Minutes, the newest work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of August: Osage County, has officially opened on Broadway! All new video has been released featuring clips from the show.
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 18, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
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by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2022
Tracy Letts' The Minutes, the newest work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of August: Osage County, has officially opened on Broadway! All new footage has been released from the red carpet and curtain call. Check out the video here!
by Review Roundups - Apr 17, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2022
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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 4/10/2022.
by - Apr 12, 2022
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4/10/2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022
Steppenwolf’s production of Tracy Letts’ new play THE MINUTES begins performances tomorrow, Saturday, April 2, with an official opening night set for Sunday, April 17 on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).