THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Winner and Nothing Like a Dame Creator Phyllis Newman
07 Mar 2012
Phyllis Newman when she was in The Apple Tree
Photo by Friedman-Abeles
Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.
This week we spotlight the choices of Tony winner Phyllis Newman, whose annual fundraiser, Nothing Like a Dame, a benefit for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative, will be presented March 26 at 7:30 PM at The Gerald Lynch Theatre in Manhattan.
The theme of this year's Dame is "Their Favorite Things," based on this feature series. "Through engaging stories and songs, favorite performers from stage and screen will take the audience on a tour of their favorite shows and performances, highlighting those unforgettable nights in the theatres that have that influenced their careers," according to The Actors Fund. For more information click here.
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.