PLAYBILL PICKS: Fantasy Casting, 11 Diva Performances We'd Love to Have Seen
28 Dec 2012
Let's face it: Musical theatre fans are a devoted bunch, who often travel the world to catch the latest Rose, Norma Desmond, Elphaba and other iconic theatrical characters. And, sometimes, these same theatre folk like to imagine who might have been cast in a specific musical had the show come along in a different era. In honor of these musical theatre devotees, Playbill.com offers Fantasy Picks, 11 musical performances we'll probably never get to see.
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.