PHOTO CALL: Sherie Rene Scott and Co. Perform Worship Me Benefit
01 Apr 2008
Sherie Rene Scott's You May Now Worship Me benefit for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of The Actors Fund played March 31 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
Tony Award winner Michael Mayer directed the one-night-only performance of a collection of musical short stories with musical direction by Tom Kitt. The evening was conceived and written by Scott and Dick Scanlan.
You May Now Worship Me was billed as "Scott's collection of deeply personal stories. From her childhood in Topeka to her eventual rise to Broadway semi-star, this is her truth, her whole truth, and nothing but her truth… only better. Featuring songs made famous by such icons as Judy Garland, Rickie Lee Jones, Tom Waits, and Mr. Rogers, You May Worship Me Now reminds us that none of us are in Kansas anymore."
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.