From The Mountaintop to The Columnist, A Look at the 2011-12 Broadway Season: The Plays
24 Mar 2012
The Columnist is the final play of the 2011-2012 season
Photo by Andrew Eccles
With the 2011-12 Broadway season coming to a close next month (April 26 is the cut-off date for eligibility for the 66th Annual Tony Awards), Playbill.com offers a three-part look at the current season. Last up are the plays.
From Katori Hall's award-winning Mountaintop, which co-starred Oscar nominees Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Basset, to The Columnist, the final new play of the season, here is an overview of the 15 plays that have opened or will open in time for the 2012 Tonys, which will take place June 10 at the Beacon Theatre.
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.