Clarke Thorell, whose Broadway credits include Titanic and the current revival of Annie, will offer Songs I Wish I’d Writtten Aug. 5 at 7 PM. The concert will feature the work of Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney, Adam Guettel, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Elvis Costello, Chris Thile, Sting and more. Thorell will be joined by music director/pianist Dan Lipton as well as guest vocalists Haven Burton and Cortés Alexander with Simon Kafka on guitar and other strings, Mark Vanderpoel on bass and Shannon Ford on drums.
Julie Halston in Classical Julie will be seen Aug. 12 and 19 at 7 PM. The evenings, according to press notes, combine "classic Halston rants with brand new material, including her inimitable take on Ibsen and other highly literate writers."
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.