New in 2009 From Chicago's esteemed Steppenwolf Theatre and Pulitzer-winning author Tracy Letts, an old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing play set in a Windy City donut shop.
Closes January 3rd The Broadway production of Superior Donuts closed January 3, 2010. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: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 comedy-drama, 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.
This is a much gentler play than Letts' previous Broadway effort, the epic alcohol-fueled family drama "August: Osage County"
, which won the 2008 Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.
NYC critics were surprisingly gentle in their response, acknowledging the play's pervasive sentimentality and sitcom-ish structure and characters, but embracing its humor and humanity, and the performances of the fine cast. Ben Brantley of the NY Times summed it up nicely, calling it "a warm bath of a play that will leave Broadway audiences with satisfied smiles rather than rattled nerves."