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Callaghan Mayer: Mabel in Mack and Mabel
The short-lived Jerry Herman musical premiered at the Majestic Theatre in 1974. Bernadette Peters originated the role of Mabel in the tuneful work that features such songs as "Time Heals Everything," "Tap Your Troubles Away," "Wherever He Ain't" and "I Won't Send Roses."
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.