Mr. Shepard, one of the most important and influential writers of his generation, specialized in capturing the darker sides of American family life.
Excerpts from reviews of theater, book and film works by Mr. Shepard, who is dead at age 73.
The musical played nine performances, one of them a fund-raiser for the Democratic Party.
He stars opposite Nina Arianda in a Broadway revival of the Sam Shephard cowboy love story, opening next week.
The production was a hit with critics last summer at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.
Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell star in a knockout production of Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love” at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.