THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Alan Menken (Video)
22 Jul 2013
Alan Menken, who won the 2012 Tony Award for the Best Original Score of Broadway's Newsies, celebrates his birthday July 22. Playbill.com looks back at his career with clips from his musicals and more.
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.