PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Lindsay Mendez Prepares for Wicked, the Tony Award Nominees, Backstage at Vanya and Sonia and Starcatcher Off-Broadway
02 Jun 2013
Stars Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen had fun on set while making a commercial for their hit Broadway show Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Whether improvising new lines, describing the show with colorful adjectives or getting their hair touched up, the trio joked their way through the shoot. Presumably, an actual commercial was shot as well!
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.