Broadway Preview: THE MINUTES (Steppenwolf at Studio 54)

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by Tony Frankel on June 22, 2021

in Theater-New York

THE MINUTES WILL GET MORE TIME

Steppenwolf’s production of The Minutes by Tracy Letts, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will resume performances on Broadway two years after its originally scheduled opening, at Studio 54, previewing March 2022, and officially opening on Thursday, April 7, 2022.Further details including confirmed casting will be announced in the coming months. Check The Minutes on Broadway.

This record-breaking hit production from Steppenwolf Theatre Company (reviewed by Stage and Cinema in Chicago) takes a hard look at the inner workings of a city council meeting and the hypocrisy, greed and ambition that bubble to the surface when a newcomer to the small town of Big Cherry starts to ask the wrong questions.

Why is someone on the council mysteriously missing? What happened to all those bicycles? Is there skullduggery afoot with the city’s finances? What’s the deal with the available parking space? What the F is going on with the Lincoln Smackdown? And why are the minutes from the last meeting being kept secret? Part Parks & Recreation, part Twilight Zone, this powerful, resonant, and funny portrayal of democracy in action proves that everything you know can change—it’s just a matter of minutes. After all, the smallest towns keep the biggest secrets.

photos of world premiere at Steppenwolf, Chicago, by Michael Brosilow

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