‘Superior Donuts’ rolls onto the Rialto

Letts' Broadway run officially set for the fall

The Broadway run of “Superior Donuts” is now official, with Tracy Letts’ play set to open on the Rialto in the fall.

Gotham engagement for Letts’ follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize winner “August: Osage County” has been much discussed since “Donuts” preemed last summer at Steppenwolf Theater, the Chicago company that also originated “August.”

Jeffrey Richards, Jean Doumanian, Steve Traxler and Jerry Frankel – the lead producers behind the Broadway run of “August” – produce “Donuts,” which will be helmed on the Rialto by Tina Landau, who directed the Chi bow.

Plot centers on the relationship between the owner of a rundown donut shop in uptown Chicago and his sole employee. No casting has been announced for the Gotham incarnation; Michael McKean and Jon Michael Hill led the cast at Steppenwolf.

Producers aim to open the Rialto stint Oct. 1 at a Shubert theater to be determined.

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