PHOTO CALL: Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Andy Mientus, Judith Light and More at Second Stage Gala
06 May 2014
Second Stage Theatre's 35th anniversary gala celebration, honoring Second Stage artistic director Carole Rothman for her 35 years of supporting new works and artistic development, was held May 5 at Terminal 5 in Manhattan.
This year's rock 'n' roll-themed gala was attended by over 250 Second Stage alumni, who have worked at Second Stage Theatre during the past 35 years — from Brooke Adams and Polly Draper, who appeared in the very first season, to cast members from the current The Substance of Fire and the upcoming American Hero, which will make its New York premiere this summer at Second Stage Uptown.
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.