PHOTO CALL: Stephen Flaherty, Michael John LaChiusa, Charles Strouse, Janet Krupin and Bryce Ryness Take Part in NYMF "Meeting Our Heroes" Event
09 Jul 2014
As part of the NYMF opening ceremonies July 7, producers Jamie Bendell (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Performers, Heathers – The Musical) and Madeline Myers presented "Meeting Our Heroes" – an event which honors esteemed composers Stephen Flaherty, Michael John LaChiusa, Charles Strouse and John Bucchino at 7 PM at the Laurie Beechman Theater.
Jennifer Ashley Tepper hosted the launch where "four of musical theater's most celebrated composers will appear to be honored by four emerging songwriters for an intimate, history-making night of songs and stories," featuring a Broadway cast and the presentation of special awards.
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.