THE STARS SALUTE MARVIN: Audra McDonald Soprano, actress, and five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre diva Audra McDonald: "He felt that all music is worthy of being explored and interpreted in the most truthful and glorious way possible; a less cynical man I have never met. In terms of his own shows, take A Chorus Line: it is groundbreaking because it encompasses so many different styles — classical, 1970s rock — and his Juilliard training enabled him to do this. With him, it was all appreciation and discovery."
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.