This evening I'm meeting the cast of the new Broadway play Superior Donuts! This play, by Tony and Pulitzer prize winner Tracy Letts, is a transfer from the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
The description is "Arthur Przybyszewski [played by Michael McKean] owns a decrepit donut shop in the uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco Wicks [Jon Michael Hill], 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."
The cast also includes Yasen Peyankov, James Vincent Meredith, Jane Alderman, Kate Buddeke (Mazeppa in the 2003 revival of Gypsy!), Cliff Chamberlain, Michael Garvey, Robert Maffia. Directed by Tina Landau, Superior Donuts begings previews on September 16th at the Music Box Theatre.