Previews will begin February 6, 2018, with an opening night set for March 8 at a Broadway theatre to be announced.
Shapiro earned a Tony Award for her direction of Letts’ Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama August: Osage County.
Prior to Broadway, The Minutes will play a world-premiere Chicago engagement at Steppenwolf, where Shapiro serves as artistic director, November 9–December 31.
Casting has not been announced.
Here’s how the play is billed: “A town’s proud history, the legend of a local hero, the coveted privilege of reserved parking: nothing is sacred during the town council meeting at the heart of Tracy Letts’ new play. This razor-sharp comedy turns from hilarious to chilling as petty policy matters give way to the truth roiling just beneath the surface of the town’s historical mythology.”
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