THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Three-Time Tony Nominee Mark Bramble Shares His Theatregoing Experiences
21 Aug 2013
Angela Lansbury as Prettybelle Sweet in Prettybelle at the Shubert Theatre, Boston
"This Jule Styne-Bob Merrill-Gower Champion musical closed out of town. The show was a mess, but in the middle of it was Miss Lansbury negotiating a gamut of emotions that never failed to make me laugh out loud and move me to tears each of the many times I saw it."
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.