Doughnuts for Sale in Music Box Lobby

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It's the fault of the setting of Superior Donuts that you crave a certain sweet treat at intermission. The seriocomic Tracy Letts play takes place in a Chicago doughnut shop where trays of the fried treats are laid out, and where characters occasionally chomp into the cakes. If you have a sweet tooth, the experience is tantalizing.

[caption id="attachment_2098" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Michael McKean and a Superior Donut
photo by Robert J. Saferstein"]Michael McKean and a <I>Superior</I> Donut[/caption]

My seat companion turned to me at intermission and said, "I really want coffee and a doughnut now. They should sell them in the lobby."

Well, they do, in fact.

Doughnut Plant, a New York City favorite, makes a daily delivery to the downstairs lobby lounge at Broadway's Music Box on West 45th Street. "Doughnut Plant is getting very hip but still has that local, mom-and-pop feeling which is why we went to them for doughnuts," a show spokesperson told

Music Box doughnuts are $4 each. The Doughnut Plant flavors have included pistachio, glazed, blackout, vanilla bean and tres leches. The flavors vary from day to day. And, yes, coffee is also sold at the concession stand.

Are hundreds and hundreds sold weekly? "It's more like a hundred," a spokesperson admitted.

We're hoping that this PlayBlog item will create such a (sugar) rush for doughnuts at the Music Box that it prompts a permanent satellite outlet of Doughnut Plant on West 45th Street, in the house that Irving Berlin and Sam Harris built. Visit

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