Fool For Love Officially Opens On Broadway
Manhattan Theatre Club officially kicks off its 2015-16 season on Broadway tonight! The theatre company, which brings several works to Off-Broadway and Broadway each season, is one of the best known names in the New York theatre scene with shows constantly in production or rehearsal. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that Fool For Love officially opens on Broadway tonight!
Fool For Love is a play by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard that tells the story of two former lovers in a motel at the edge of the Mojave Desert. As the two unpack their secrets and dark desires for their already messy relationship, they find themselves tearing one another apart as they ultimately question whether they can live with, or without, each other.
Fool For Love officially opens tonight on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre after beginning previews earlier this fall on September 15th. The show comes to Broadway, presented by the Manhattan Theatre Club in association with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Fool For Love played the Williamstown Festival in 2014. The cast includes Tony Award winner Nina Arianda (Pictured Right) as May, Sam Rockwell as Eddie, Emmy Award winner Tom Pelphrey as Martin and Tony Award nominee Gordon Joseph Weiss as The Old Man. All of the cast above was involved in the 2014 Williamstown run of the show.
The production is helmed by Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Pictured Left) with David S. Leong providing movement and fight choreography. The rest of the creative team includes Dane Laffrey as scenic designer, Anita Yavich as costume designer, Justin Townsend as lighting designer and Ryan Rumery as sound designer.
Fool For Love comes to Broadway with a rather interesting history. The production was slated to be headlined by Chris Pine and Lauren Ambrose during the 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival. Chris Pine is an American film actor best known for his appearances in Star Trek, The Princess Diaries 2, This Means War, Horrible Bosses 2 and most recently, Disney’s Into The Woods. Lauren Ambrose is an American film and television actress best known for her work on Six Feet Under, for which she won two Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. However, both Pine and Ambrose dropped out of the production less than a month from opening night. Arianda and Rockwell were immediately cast as replacements and thrust into a craze of learning the show with less than a month. In the grand scheme, things worked out rather well during the show’s tryout and the two are now bringing the show to Broadway this Fall.
Don’t miss your chance to see Manhattan Theatre Club’s Fool For Love on Broadway! We are definitely hoping to check out this production during its Broadway run! We are a huge fan of Nina Arianda’s and have been lucky to see her in many other New York performances of shows she has been involved with. Luner on Theatre will bring more Fool For Love news your way as it hits the web! For more information, visit Fool For Love’s Official Website, Facebook Page or Twitter. (Copyright Note;Unless noted, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!