PHOTO CALL: Last Dance, With Rob Morrow, Jack Noseworthy, Jill Shackner, Katrina Lenk and Anastacia McClesky, Meets The Press
By Krissie Fullerton
29 Aug 2012
The cast of The York Theatre Company's developmental lab of the new disco musical, Last Dance, which features the songs of Grammy winner Paul Jabara and a book by Shaun McKenna, held a meet and greet on August 28.
Directed by Philip Wm. McKinley, the complete cast will comprise Emmy Award nominee Rob Morrow, Jack Noseworthy, Jill Shackner, Katrina Lenk and Anastacia McClesky. (Lenk and McCleskey replace previously announced Donna Vivino and Saycon Sengbloh, respectively.)
"Those who missed the days of Studio 54, didn’t miss their Last Dance!," according to press notes. "This exciting new show is a tale from the 70s when enough was never enough. A joyful celebration of disco dreams, glitter balls and dangerous delights. It’s a story about a time, not so long ago, when a man wrote songs for the woman he thought he’d never lose."
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.