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Jessie Mueller & Noah Reid Talk 'The Minutes' And Working With Tracy Letts

Recently Jessie Mueller and Noah Reid from the upcoming Broadway production of The Minutes, joined iHeartRadio Broadway's SJ Arnegger to chat about being apart of the new play and working with Tracy Letts and Anna D. Shapiro.

Steppenwolf’s production of The Minutes, the new American play by Tracy Letts, directed by Anna D. Shapiro official opens at Studio 54 on April 17th. Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Beautiful) and Noah Reid (Emmy Award-winning Schitt’s Creek) will join original Broadway company members Tony Award nominee Ian Barford (Linda Vista, August: Osage County), Tony Award winner Blair Brown (The Parisian Woman, Copenhagen), Cliff Chamberlain (Superior Donuts, Homeland), Tony Award nominee K. Todd Freeman (Airline Highway, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Danny McCarthy (To Kill a Mockingbird, The Iceman Cometh), Sally Murphy (Linda Vista, August: Osage County), Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton (Choir Boy, The Diary of Anne Frank), Jeff Still (To Kill a Mockingbird, Oslo). Tickets are on sale at Telecharge.com.

The Minutes, the record-breaking hit production from Steppenwolf Theatre Company, takes a hard 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. Why is someone on the council mysteriously missing? What happened to all those bicycles? Is there skullduggery afoot with the city’s finances? What’s the deal with the available parking space? What the F is going on with the Lincoln Smackdown? And why are the minutes from the last meeting being kept secret? “Nothing in this explosive 90-minute play is as it seems...A real-life heart-in-the-mouth experience,” declares the Chicago Tribune. Part “Parks & Recreation,” part “Twilight Zone,” this powerful, resonant, and funny portrayal of democracy in action proves that everything you know can change—it’s just a matter of minutes. After all, the smallest towns keep the biggest secrets.

The production 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.

Though it is being performed at Studio 54, The Minutes is not a Roundabout Theatre Company production.