Elf returns to Broadway for a holiday run with "Seinfeld"'s Wayne Knight as Santa Claus and Jordan Gelber as Buddy the Elf, a human raised among Santa's diminutive North Pole workers, who sets out to discover his true identity when he learns that he is not one of them. With an updated score from songwriters Matthew Sklar (music) and Chad Beguelin (lyrics), the production is helmed by Casey Nicholaw (who also serves as choreographer) and runs through Jan. 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. For more from Sklar and Beguelin on the updated opening number, 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.