THE SCREENING ROOM: Highlights from Robin De Jesus' Crush to Crushed Concert at 54 Below (Video)
29 Jan 2014
Robin De Jesus
Two-time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus, who was recently seen in Off-Broadway's Domesticated, offered Crush to Crushed, an evening of pop, rock, Spanish, soul and Broadway music centered around the word love, at 54 Below. Here are highlights from the evening.
Directed by Yvette Kojic, the concerts featured musical direction by Michael J. Moritz Jr.
Here's how the evening was billed: "Love's amazing, love sucks, we all want it and rarely do we feel like we get enough. Two time Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage aux Folles, Rent) discusses crushes, loves, break ups, hook ups, sex ed and some of his mother's best kept secrets about lust. Be prepared for lots of tangents, non-sequiturs, Adderall and of course laughs."
De Jesus received Tony nominations for his work in In the Heights and La Cage aux Folles. He has also been seen on Broadway in Rent and Off-Broadway in Patti Issues, among others.
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.