'Superior Donuts' to fold up shop on Broadway

AP News
Posted: Nov 26, 2009 2:00 PM

The comedy-drama "Superior Donuts" is closing up shop on Broadway.

Producer Jeffrey Richards says the show will fold Jan. 3 after a three-month run.

The play stars Michael McKean as the owner of a rundown Chicago doughnut shop and Jon Michael Hill as his young employee who wants to jump-start the fading business. It premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2008.

The show's author, Tracy Letts, also wrote the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning "August: Osage County," which ran for more than 600 performances on Broadway and is now on a national tour.