"I was a big, big fan of Rent while growing up in New York. I loved seeing the show and listening nonstop to the cassette tapes (yep). For my 14th birthday my friends upgraded me to the CDs (purchased from Sam Goody of course). I remember sitting in the Nederlander in March 2008, watching the show, knowing that just a few weeks later, I’d be up there playing Mark and making my Broadway debut. That was pretty unreal."
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.