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The scheduled 2020 production of The Minutes has been deferred to 2021 due to Covid-19.

New booking dates are from March 1 2021.

Tracy Letts tackles small town politics in new play The Minutes, opening on Broadway in 2021. This sharp and political work, which was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, runs at the Cort Theatre.

In Big Cherry the council meeting is in full swing and its members have ambition on their minds. Whether it's money or social status, the representatives of one small town are fighting their way to the top – and in just a matter of minutes, everything can change. Combining local politics and national issues to shocking but brilliant effect, The Minutes is a funny, potent portrayal of democracy.

The Minutes made its world premiere at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre in 2017, where playwright Tracy Letts (August: Osage County) received a nomination for that year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama. On Broadway, Letts also stars in the play, alongside a cast including film and stage star Armie Hammer (Straight White Men) and Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Carousel; Waitress).

The play is directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, who previously helmed the Broadway debut of August: Osage County. Other creatives include set designer David Zinn (Fun Home), lighting designer Brian MacDevitt (The Book of Mormon) and costume designer Ana Kuzmanic.

Showcasing Tracy Letts’ sharp eye for the political and the personal, The Minutes at the Cort Theatre heads up an exciting year of new plays on Broadway. It begins previews on March 1, with opening night on March 15.

Important information

Playing at: Cort Theatre, 138 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

Performance dates: 01 Mar 2021 - 19 Jul 2021

Running time: 90 minutes (no intermission)

Age recommendation: Recommended 14+

Special notice: Fans of Tracy Letts’ award-winning previous play August: Osage County should book tickets to The Minutes, which is sure to be a highlight of the Broadway season. The play is also perfect for anyone who enjoys a dose of politics in their entertainment.

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Really great dialogue and characters, but the end of the piece will probably split audience opinion. Definitely a good show if you're... More

andrewg33 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes


theatrelover13 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Powerful and funny. An extremely well written and acted piece of theatre that's actually about something. The all too common rewriting... More

bradleyl 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Most of it felt really slow and tedious. I could appreciate the last 15minutes although the last scene was a bit odd. Probably... More

BroadwayB 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes


darlataylor 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes


BriT 25 reviews, 2 helpful votes


GKNYC 14 reviews, 0 helpful votes


ag13 5’6”, 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Great ensemble acting. Strong start then, unfortunately, the play falls off the rails. More

georgeh5 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes
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