A seemingly mundane small-town city council meeting turns into a searing indictment of human greed, hypocrisy and venality in Tracy Letts’ new play The Minutes. The ensemble drama, acclaimed in its earlier run at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, reunites Letts with Anna D. Shapiro, director of his Tony- and Pulitzer-winning epic August: Osage County. The cast includes Tony winners Jessie Mueller, Blair Brown and Mr. Letts himself; Tony nominee Austin Pendleton; and movie favorite Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name). Get ready for surprises; “Nothing in this explosive 90-minute play is as it seems,” wrote the Chicago Tribune.
Cort Theatre | 138 West 48th Street
Orchestra seats $179.00
When & Where
Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Outside Mullingar) returns to Broadway in Birthday Candles, a new play by Noah Haidle (Mr. Marmalade), making his Broadway debut. In this Roundabout Theatre Company production, Messing plays the heroine, Ernestine, who finds herself contemplating the meaning of her life on her birthday. The play then expands to show us that life in a flurry of birthdays taking Ernestine from age 17 to 101. The cast also includes Emmy winner Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Whipping Man). Vivienne Benesch (After the Fall, Belle Epoque) directs.
American Airlines Theatre | 227 West 42nd Street
Orchestra seats $89 - $109
Richard Rodgers Theatre | 226 West 46th Street
Orchestra or front mezzanine seats $273.00