1982 Well, the title was catchy: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up, but this musical by John R. Powers (book), James Quinn & Alaric Jans (score) shone for only five performances at the Alvin Theatre.
1984Holly Hunter is crowned a winner in The Miss Firecracker Contest at Off-Broadway's Manhattan Theatre Club. The play, opening tonight, tells of a small-town family that becomes wrapped up in winning a beauty pageant. Stephen Tobolowsky directs. Actress Hunter will also star in the 1989 film version.
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.