From Grace to I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, A Look at the 2012-13 Season: The Plays
12 Apr 2013
Bette Midler stars in I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, the final play of the season.
Photo by Jonathan Pushnik
With the 2012-13 Broadway season coming to a close this month (April 25 is the cut-off date for eligibility for the 67th Annual Tony Awards), Playbill.com offers a four-part look at the current season. Here are this season's original plays.
From Craig Wright's darkly comic drama Grace, which featured a four-person cast led by Paul Rudd, to Bette Midler's return to Broadway in the new John Logan solo show I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, the final play of the season, here is an overview of the 14 original plays that have opened or will open in time for the 2013 Tonys, which will take place June 9 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.