07 Jul 2015
1976 After two years of playing downtown at the Village Gate Theatre, Earl Wilson, Jr.'s play Let My People Come makes the move uptown to Broadway's Morosco Theatre. The show, which has been abandoned by its author because he doesn't agree with the way it is being staged, never has an official opening, essentially playing preview performances for its entire 128-performance Broadway run.
1999 Pan Asian Repertory's New York premiere of the stage adaptation of The Joy Luck Club, played earlier this year at the Theatre at St. Clement's but now reopens at Theatre Four. The production, based on Amy Tan's novel, had strong reviews but was forced to move when the theatre became a pure rental house. Adapted for the stage by Susan Kim, the play about Chinese immigrant mothers and their American-born daughters runs 80 performances.
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.