Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell Set Broadway Return in Sam Shepard's Fool for Love | Playbill

News Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell Set Broadway Return in Sam Shepard's Fool for Love Tony Award winner Nina Arianda, last seen Off-Broadway in Tales From Red Vienna, will return to Broadway in 2015 in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Sam Shepard's Fool for Love.

Nina Arianda in Fool for Love Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Previews of the myth about the Wild West will begin at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Sept. 15, 2015, prior to an official opening Oct. 8.

Sam Rockwell will co-star with Arianda; the two first starred in Fool for Love at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Daniel Aukin, who helmed the Williamstown production, will direct the play, which is billed as such: "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. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other?"

Arianda made her Broadway debut in a Tony-nominated performance in Born Yesterday, followed by Venus in Fur, for which she won the Tony. Her film work includes "Midnight in Paris" and "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby." She has appeared on "The Good Wife" and "30 Rock" and will star as Janis Joplin in the upcoming film "Joplin."

Rockwell has performed onstage in A Behanding in Spokane. His film work includes "Iron Man 2," "Cowboys & Aliens" and " Seven Psychopaths." The Broadway production of Fool for Love is presented by Manhattan Theatre Club in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Additional casting and creative team for Fool for Love will be announced at a later date.

Additionally, Manhattan Theatre Club will present the world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Ripcord Off-Broadway at New York City Center - Stage 1.

The comedy will begin previews Sept. 29, 2015, prior to an official opening Oct. 20.

Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Monty Python's Spamalot) will direct a cast that includes Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson and Marylouise Burke.

"A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary," press notes state. "A seemingly harmless bet between the old women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that reveals not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden."

Wilson won a Tony Award for her performance in Grey Gardens. Her stage credits also include Cabaret, The Women, The Royal Family and Gypsy. Burke's Broadway credits include Inherit the Wind, Into the Woods and Is He Dead?

Lindsay-Abaire's work includes Rabbit Hole, High Fidelity, Shrek the Musical and Good People.

Additional casting and creative team for Ripcord will be announced in the coming weeks.

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