"John Doyle's production of Sweeney Todd had me wide-eyed with wonder. They served up a magical potion of a genuine masterpiece reinterpreted by a genius director and performed by a superlative cast. The image of Patti LuPone marching about the stage playing a tuba while her little beaded purse hung from her wrist… Well, I still can't believe I actually saw it for real."
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.