Tony Winner Enda Walsh Will Collaborate With Rufus Wainwright on Movie Musical "The Great White Way"
10 Jun 2012
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Enda Walsh, who took home the 2012 Tony Award for the Best Book of Once, told press at the 66th Annual Awards ceremony that an upcoming project will be a gritty movie musical entitled “The Great White Way.”
Writer Walsh added that the project will feature the songs of Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright.
Wainwright, an accomplished musician in his own right, is the son of folk musicians Loudon Wainwright III and the late Kate McGarrigle. He also performed Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall at the famed New York venue in 2006. A Grammy-nominated album captures the concerts, which were also performed at London's Palladium, Paris' L'Olympia and Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl. He also composed an adaptation of Shakespeare Sonnets with director Robert Wilson.
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.