The fall season will kick off Sept. 14 with 54 Sings Big River at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. The concert will feature Daniel Jenkins, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance as Huck in the original 1985 production and later played Mark Twain/Voice of Huck in the 2003 Deaf West staging, and Michael McElroy, who earned a Tony nomination for his performance as Jim in the 2003 production. The evening will also feature Jennifer Leigh Warren, who will recreate her performance of "How Blest We Are," as well as Scott Coulter, Daryl Glenn, Rob Maitner, Christina Sajous, Jessica Vosk and Lennie Watts. Singers will be backed by musical director Mark Hartman and The Muddy Water Quartet.
On Oct. 12 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM, the intimate nightclub will present 54 Sings Kiss of the Spider Woman. Inspired by the best-selling novel by Manuel Puig, this Tony-winning score by John Kander and Fred Ebb features "Where You Are," "I Do Miracles," "Dear One" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman." Bringing these songs to life will be Aaron Ramey, Nicholas Rodriguez and more to be announced.
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.