THE SCREENING ROOM: Playbill Video Celebrates 54 Below Performances From Patti LuPone, Telly Leung, Andrea McArdle, Ben Vereen and More (Video)
25 Dec 2012
The inviting new nightlife venue 54 Below, designed by Tony Award winner John Lee Beatty and architect Richard Lewis, opened its doors last summer with a special engagement by Tony Award winner Patti LuPone.
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.