THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Chicago Star Roz Ryan Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences
25 Sep 2013
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.
This week we spotlight the choices of acclaimed musical theatre actress Roz Ryan, who is currently starring as Matron "Mama" Morton in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago, which recently played its 7,000th performance on Broadway. On Oct. 21 Ryan will become the longest-running Mama Morton in Broadway history when she begins her 224th week in that role.
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.