The producers and company of Steppenwolf’s production of Tracy Letts' The Minutes, which begins previews April 2 at Broadway's Studio 54, announced that a portion of ticket sales from the production will support global humanitarian organization Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund.
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, the production will officially open April 17.
“On behalf of our fellow producers, Tracy, Anna, and the entire company, we take this step in support of the men, woman and children affected by the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Ukraine,” said producers Jeffrey Richards and Rebecca Gold in a joint statement.
The Minutes began previews in February 2020, but never officially opened due to the pandemic interruption. The majority of the Broadway cast returns, including 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, and Jeff Still. Schitt’s Creek star Noah Reid joins them in his Broadway debut.
The play takes a look at the inner workings of a city council meeting and the hypocrisy, greed, and ambition that bubble to the surface when a newcomer to the small town of Big Cherry starts to ask the wrong questions.
The production also features scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Ana Kuzmanic, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design and original music by André Pluess, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, dramaturgy by Edward Sobel, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting.
More information about the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund is available at SaveTheChildren.org.