PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: The Pop Show's Tonya Pinkins, Kyle Dean Massey and Jarrod Spector Pick Their Favorite Elton John Tunes
08 May 2013
Jarrod Spector: "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" His best cut off his best album (in my not-so-unique opinion). I think this is quintessentially Elton John...poetic, provocative, imagery-laden lyrics, infectious melody, beautiful and often simple piano fills, and sung with fantastic range.
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.