Ramin Karimloo made his long-overdue Broadway debut in the 2014 re-imagined and re-envisioned revival of Les Misérables. The actor, noted for his West End turns in The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miz, was in pristine voice during press performances of Les Miz on Broadway. The performer, who became the youngest actor to take on the role of the Phantom, was inspired to pursue theatre after seeing Colm Wilkinson (the original Jean Valjean on Broadway) in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera. Before Karimloo headed to Broadway as Valjean, he and Wilkinson performed "Bring Him Home" — a performance that is not to be missed this season on Broadway — at a special charity performance of Les Miz in Toronto. He said, "I had waited for his autograph when I was [a boy] and now, I sat in my dressing room and there was Colm jamming on the guitar and there I was on the banjo, and I thought, 'How has my life turned out like this?' Everything I could have asked for as a kid, I've got." Read the whole Playbill feature on Karimloo here.
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.