Highlights From I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road
I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road, the final Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2013 season, plays City Center July 24-27. Reneé Elise Goldsberry heads the cast as Heather, a pop singer who, on her 39th birthday, previews her new act of feminism-infused tunes to her skeptical manager Joe (Frederick Weller). Here, the cast performs "Natural High," "Smile," "Old Friend," "Miss America" and more. With music by Nancy Ford and book and lyrics by Gretchen Cryer, the production is directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall. Read the Playbill story.
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.