THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences
22 Aug 2012
Photo by Tess Steinkolk
Playbill.com's new 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 Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, who will bring her latest concert act to New York's newest nightspot, 54 Below, Aug. 27 at 9:30 PM. Pinkins offers a mix of favorite performances she has seen throughout her life and those from the past year.
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.