Music director David Chase was featured on piano with associate stage direction and associate choreography by David Eggers.
Marshall, who also hosted the evenings, celebrates MGM’s 1940s and ‘50s golden age: stars from Judy Garland to Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire to Lena Horne and movies like "Singin’ in the Rain," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Gigi" and others generated by the studio’s “Freed Unit,” ruled by producer/lyricist Arthur Freed.
“What made these MGM musicals so unique was that Arthur Freed assembled an amazing array of talent—writers, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and designers—and gave them the freedom and the resources to dream up lavish and original musicals specifically created for stars like Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly,” said Marshall in an earlier statement. “The result was some of the most magical and memorable musical films of all time.”
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.