"As a teenager in Baltimore, I'd seen the show on tour — and memorized the album (of course) — but seeing A Chorus Line on Broadway was a must. I did so late in the run, in the mid-to-late 1980s, from a ticket bought at TKTS. To my amazement, Kelly Bishop, who'd won a Tony for her performance as Shelia, was back in the show at the time. (She'd gone back into it for a while.) Onstage, when she raised her hand and said, 'Can the adults smoke?,' I laughed so hard, tears rolled down my cheeks. I'll never forget it. A few years later I had the distinct honor of appearing with Kelly in Threepenny Opera at Great Lakes Theatre Festival in Cleveland. I was the Street Singer, Kelly was Jenny. On rehearsal breaks, we always grabbed a smoke together."
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.