Reviews: What Did Critics Think of Tracy Letts' The Minutes on Broadway? | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: What Did Critics Think of Tracy Letts' The Minutes on Broadway?

The Pulitzer-finalist play, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, opened April 17.

Jessie Mueller, Noah Reid, Jeff Still, Tracy Letts, and Cliff Chamberlain Jeremy Daniel

The reviews are in for Tracy Lett's latest Broadway offering. The Minutes officially opened April 17 at Studio 54 for a limited engagement set to run through July 24. Previews began prior to the pandemic and resumed April 2. 

The cast features Tony-winning playwright and actor Letts, Tony winners Blair Brown and Jessie Mueller, Tony nominees Ian Barford, K. Todd Freeman, and Austin Pendleton, plus Cliff Chamberlain, Danny McCarthy, Sally Murphy, Jeff Still, and Noah Reid in his Broadway debut. 

Anna D. Shapiro directs the work, which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2017 under her helm. The play takes place in real time at a closed-door city council meeting, peeking at all the hypocrisy, greed, and ambition that go-along with the small-town politics in the fictitious town of Big Cherry.

Read the reviews below. 

amNY (Matt Windman)

Broadway News (Diep Tran)

Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Helen Shaw)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo and Frank Scheck)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Joe Dziemianowicz)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

Theatrely (Kobi Kassal)

Variety (Naveen Kumar)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update this story as reviews come in.

The production features scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Ana Kuzmanić, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design and original music by André Pluess, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, choreography by Ty Defoe, dramaturgy by Edward Sobel, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting.

The producing team is led by Jeffrey Richards, Rebecca Gold, Carl Moellenberg, Spencer Ross, Louise Gund with Elizabeth Armstrong, Blakeman Entertainment, HornosBerger, Across the River Productions, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley/Leah Lane, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jayne Baron Sherman, Emily Dobbs, Robert Flicker, Jacob Soroken Porter, and The Shubert Organization.

See Photos of Jessie Muller and Noah Reid in The Minutes


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