The staging won the 2006 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. It won a second Tony Award for Catharine Zuber's costumes.
Prior to its Tony wins, the show extended its run by two weeks to June 25. The play officially opened at the Belasco on April 17, after previews from March 24. The revival received eight Tony nominations.
The classic American play first staged in the Depression by The Group Theatre is seen at the Belasco Theatre, where the drama originally opened in 1935. The production celebrates the playwright's centenary.
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.