"Experiencing Sondheim's masterpiece for the very first time, and through the lens of Hal Prince’s original staging, glued me to my seat. How a musical could be so dark, clever, scary, hilarious, twisted and altogether beautiful is something still enigmatic to me. And, Elaine Paige was a fantastic Mrs. Lovett."
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.