Superior Donuts

Superior Donuts

Superior Donuts


SUPERIOR DONUTS

Number of Previews: 17
Number of Performances: 109
First Preview : September 16, 2009
Opening Night : October 1, 2009
Closing Night : January 3, 2010

Opening Night Cast
Jane Alderman (Lady Boyle)
Kate Buddekke (Office Randy Osteen)
Cliff Chamberlain (Kevin MaGee)
Michael Garvey (Kiril Ivakina)
Jon Michael Hill (Franco Wicks)
Robert Maffia (Luther Flynn)
Michael McKean (Arthur Przybyszewski)
James Vincent Meredith (Office James Hailey)
Yasen Peyankov (Max Tarasov)



OVERVIEW

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.

Superior Donuts made its Broadway premiere direct from a sold-out engagement at Steppenwolf Theatre Company where it had its world premiere in the summer of 2008. Tina Landau also made her Broadway straight play directing debut with this production, which she directed at Steppenwolf. The Steppenwolf production of Superior Donuts was produced on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jean Doumanian and Jerry Frankel, the producers of August: Osage County.

REVIEWS

TRACY LETTS has a finely hones sense of comic rhythms, as he displayed in ‘August,’ JON MICHAEL HILL is making a confident Broadway debut, playing Fraco with boudless, buoyant charm. MICHAEL McKEAN gives a moving performance.
– Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“3 1/2 STARS (OF 4)”
–Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post

3½ stars, TASTY, WARM and FULFILLING!
–Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

A BREAKOUT STAR-MAKING BROADWAY DEBUT by JON MICHAEL HILL.
-Linda Winer, Newsday

CREDITS

Opening Night Production Credits

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Phillip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)

Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jean Doumanian, Jerry Frankel, Awaken Entertainment, Debra Black, Chase Mishkin, Karmichelle Productions/Robert G. Bartner, Dena Hammerstein/Pam Pariseau, Barry and Carole Kaye/Irv Welzer, Andrew Asnes, Rebecca Gold, Kathleen K. Johnson, George Kaufman, Charles McAteer, Terry Schnuck, Michael Gardner/David Jaroslowicz, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley and Roy Gottlieb/Raise the Roof Two; Associate Producer: Jeremy Scott Blaustein, Patrick Daly, Susan Jean Steiger and Donna Roehn Ward

World Premiere presented at: The Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Martha Lavey: Artistic Director; David Hawkanson: Executive Director)

Written by Tracy Letts

Directed by Tina Landau

Scenic Design by James Schuette; Costume Design by Ana Kuzmanic; Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind; Sound Design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen; Hair and Wig Design by Chuck LaPointe; Associate Lighting Design: Ben Krall; Associate Sound Design: Jeremy J. Lee

General Manager: Richards / Climan, Inc.; Company Manager: Mary Miller

Technical Supervisor: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: Arthur Gaffin; Stage Manager: Lauren Hickman

General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates and Irene Gandy; Dramaturg: Edward Sobel; Original casting: Erica Daniels; New York casting: Telsey + Company; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Photographer: Robert J. Saferstein

Opening Night Cast

Jane Alderman (Lady Boyle)
Kate Buddekke (Office Randy Osteen)
Cliff Chamberlain (Kevin MaGee)
Michael Garvey (Kiril Ivakina)
Jon Michael Hill (Franco Wicks)
Robert Maffia (Luther Flynn)
Michael McKean (Arthur Przybyszewski)
James Vincent Meredith (Office James Hailey)
Yasen Peyankov (Max Tarasov)

Understudies: Marilyn Dodds Frank (Lady Boyle, Officer Randy Osteen), Stephen Payne (Arthur Przybyszewski), Sean Patrick Reilly (Kevin MaGee, Luther Flynn, Max Tarasov), Michael Rossmy (Kiril Ivakina), Samuel Stricklen (Franco Wicks, Officer James Hailey).


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