25 Sep 2013
Laura Osnes: "Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'" (Oklahoma!). I can't help but smile thinking about this song. The ease, the simplicity, the optimism. And, what a stunning way to open a musical... That beautiful, a-cappella voice cutting through the stillness of the Oklahoma prairie.
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.