THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Nominee, Passion Star and 54 Below Headliner Melissa Errico Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences
24 Oct 2012
Laura Benanti in Gypsy.
"She brought that character to life in every way. I saw the progress of that character in every way; she was perfection (and Patti LuPone's amazing portrayal was the ideal complement). Laura, as Louise, managed to be plain somehow and then the most gorgeous, strong, angry and sexual creature. Her famous striptease performance was such a declaration of self. It was so full of meaning and humanity. Laura rocked my world."
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.