PHOTO CALL: David Henry Hwang Honored by B.D. Wong, Billy Porter, Edward Albee and More at Signature Gala
12 Feb 2013
The Signature Theatre held its Annual Gala Feb. 11, celebrating 2012-2013 Residency One Playwright David Henry Hwang.
The event was a progressive dinner where guests traveled throughout the three Frank Gehry-designed theatres at the Pershing Square Signature Center, enjoying one course and entertainment in each space, and then came together to pay tribute to the rich and varied body of work of Hwang.
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.