Let Yourself Go: An Evening with Irving Berlin, Guided by Sutton Foster, Plays Joe's Pub March 12
12 Mar 2014
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Let Yourself Go: An Evening with Irving Berlin, which is presented in association with Ball State University, plays Joe's Pub March 12.
The 11:30 PM performance is under the guidance of two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, who will return to Broadway later this season in the musical Violet. The one-night-only event is the culmination of a cabaret course taught during the fall 2013 semester at Ball State University.
Let Yourself Go, according to press notes, features "11 graduating musical theatre BFA seniors in NYC's most celebrated showcase venue for live music and performance. In addition to the iconic music created by the incomparable Irving Berlin, the show will also feature several Berlin-inspired medleys and 'mash ups' of contemporary songs with Berlin classics."
Partial proceeds benefit the Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance Scholarship Fund.
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.