PHOTO CALL: Jason Tam and Lauren Molina Star in Revised Stephen Sondheim Revue Marry Me A Little
By Krissie Fullerton
19 Sep 2012
Lauren Molina and Jason Tam co-star in the Keen Company production of the two-person Stephen Sondheim revue Marry Me a Little, featuring new songs and a modern-day twist, which began previews Off-Broadway Sept. 11 at the Clurman Theatre.
Marry Me a Little includes such songs as "So Many People," "The Girls of Summer," "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "There Won't Be Trumpets," "Can That Boy Foxtrot," "Bang!," "Your Eyes Are Blue," "Happily Ever After," "It Wasn't Meant to Happen" and "A Moment with You."
The run will now continue through Oct. 27, past its original closing date of Oct. 21. In addition, two matinee performances have been added on Oct. 17 and 24.
Here's how it's billed: "Weaving together several unknown Sondheim songs, Marry Me a Little tells the charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival of the modern single. Two single strangers, left alone in their studio apartments on a Saturday night, pass their time with sweetly secret, shared fantasies, never knowing that they're just a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely dreams."
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.