PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: The Skivvies, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Broadway Bares,Buyer & Cellar, Backstage at Annie
06 Jul 2013
Jackie Hoffman (Princess Winnifred ) and John "Lypsinka" Epperson (The Queen Aggravain) co-starred in the Transport Group's one-night-only concert presentation of the Tony Award-nominated musical Once Upon a Mattress June 17 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Composer Mary Rodgers was on hand for a post-performance discussion of the 1959 musical that has lyrics by Marshall Barer and a book by Barer, Dean Fuller and Jay Thompson. Song highlights include “Sensitivity,” “Yesterday I Loved You” and “Happily Ever After.” Read the Playbill story.
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.