The Playbill Vault Celebrates Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie
16 Nov 2013
In 1996, McKechnie appeared in State Fair, the stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1945 musical film of the same name. She starred as Emily Arden alongside John Davidson, Kathryn Crosby and Andrea McArdle.
The production opened on Mar. 27, 1996, at the Music Box Theatre and ran for 110 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.