PLAYBILL PICKS: The Top Theatre Stories of 2012; "Smash," "Les Miz," Theatre Renovations, Rebecca and More
23 Dec 2012
Theatre companies unveiled new and improved homes, Rebecca collapsed, TV gave us a backstage drama, Les Miz hit the big screen, a hurricane bruised New York City. Read our recap of the major headlines of 2012.
It was an interesting theatre year, 2012 was. One in which some of the biggest theatre news happened on screens, both big and small. A year when the machinations going on behind the scenes were sometimes more dramatic than what was happening on stage. A year when many of the big stage stories were about venues in which shows happen. Playbill.com staffers put their heads together and looked back at the events of 2012 to choose significant events, people and trends that made headlines.
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.