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02 Jun 2013
For the Boys
A stage musical adaptation of the 1991 film premiered at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL, in 2011. The stage production uses musical material from the film including "Stuff Like That There." Returning to the role of USO singer Dixie Leonard would be a thrill for audiences.
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.