Often referred to as "the perfect musical," 1963's She Loves Me provided Barbara Cook with the perfect part. A step forward from garden-variety ingénues, Amalia Balash is smart, sexy, funny, quirky, neurotic and romantic. The cast album demonstrates Cook in all those modes as she gives one definitive performance after another on such classic Broadway gems as "Will He Like Me?" "Dear Friend" and "Ice Cream."
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.