Matthew Lopez's Somewhere, Starring Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez, Opens at Hartford Stage April 11
11 Apr 2014
Priscilla Lopez with playwright Matthew Lopez
Photo by Henry DiRocco
The East Coast premiere of Somewhere, a dance-filled piece by Matthew Lopez (The Whipping Man) about a Puerto Rican family in 1959 New York City, opens at Hartford Stage April 11 following previews that began April 3.
Featuring original music by Tony Award winner Bill Sherman and choreography by Greg Graham, Somewhere continues through May 4.
Here's how the production is billed: "In 1959, West Side Story is storming Broadway, and a movie version is on the way. It fuels the show-business dreams of Inez Candelaria (Lopez), who works as an usher but hopes that her children will succeed on the other side of the footlights."
Somewherefeatures scenic design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Amy Clark, lighting design by Philip Rosenberg and sound design by Jason Crystal. Lori Lundquist is production stage manager.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (860) 527-5151 or visiting hartfordstage.org.
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.