Alec Baldwin, Harold Prince, Tina Fey, Patti LuPone and More Offer Elaine Stritch a Quotable Sendoff
20 Apr 2013
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Harold Prince: "At the first preview of Company in Boston, when she rose to sing 'The Ladies Who Lunch,' she went up after the first line and repeated it a number of times. Then, she put her hand in her mouth and gummed the rest of the song. Steve Sondheim and I (and my wife) were sitting in the middle of the house and we obviously slid down in our seats. I called a rehearsal early the next morning for 'Ms. Stritch' in her dressing room. Of course, no rehearsal was needed. I simply said: 'Don't do that again.'"
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.