THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Tony Nominee Eartha Kitt (Video)
17 Jan 2013
January 17, 2013, marks what would have been Tony Award-nominated singer-actress Eartha Kitt's 86th birthday. In celebration of the late Broadway and film actress, Playbill.com looks back at her career.
Kitt, a two-time Tony nominee for her work in The Wild Party and Timbuktu!, was also seen on Broadway in Nine, Jolly's Progress, Shinbone Alley, Mrs. Patterson, Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952, Bal Negre and Carib Song.
For more on her theatrical career, visit Kitt's page at the Playbill Vault.
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.