PHOTO CALL: Musical Icon Lennon Warming Up for Run to Broadway
08 Mar 2005
A new musical based on the life of influential Beatle John Lennon, entitled Lennon, is currently in rehearsals for a tryout tour that will take the piece to San Francisco and Boston before landing at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.
The musical is written and directed by Don Scardino, with the blessing of Lennon's widow Yoko Ono.
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.