From Forever Tango to 700 Sundays, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: Special Engagements
25 Apr 2014
With the 2013-14 Broadway season coming to a close this month (April 24 was the cut-off date for eligibility for the 68th Annual Tony Awards), Playbill.com offers a four-part look at the current season. Here are this season's special engagements.
From the return of Forever Tango, featuring Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy of "Dancing With the Stars" fame, to Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays, which was filmed for HBO during this Broadway engagement, here is an overview of the four special engagements that opened in time for the 2013 Tonys, which will take place June 8 at Radio City Music Hall.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.