THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Newsies Star Capathia Jenkins Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences
23 Jul 2014
Photo by Monica Simoes
Playbill.com's 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 singing actress Capathia Jenkins, who recently returned to the role of Medda Larkin, a part she created, in the Tony-winning musical Newsies at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre.
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.