Alec Baldwin, Harold Prince, Tina Fey, Patti LuPone and More Offer Elaine Stritch a Quotable Sendoff
20 Apr 2013
Photo by Monica Simoes
Lonny Price: "I first saw Elaine on my 11th birthday when my grandmother took me to see the original production of Company. She scared me then, and she scares me now. In the best way possible. Kidding aside, Elaine is a consummate singing actress–her performances are dangerous–singular and thrilling. She is a flavor unlike any other, and to bathe in the wit and intelligence of it, just listen to Sail Away and you will be blown away. One of my favorite recordings of all time is her singing Noel Coward's 'Something Very Strange' from that show. Moves me every time. 'There's something so alive. And vulnerable. And sometimes, yes scary.'"
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.