PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Love's Labour's Lost Star Bryce Pinkham Shares His 90s Jams
By Adam Hetrick
The Public Theater's world-premiere musical Love's Labour's Lost, which re-envisions the Bard's classic as a rock-fueled, collegiate romp, officially opened Aug. 12 as part of Shakespeare in the Park. To get in the spirit, cast member Bryce Pinkham picked songs that defined the 90s as part of Playbill.com's Playbill Playlist series.
Adapted by Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson collaborators Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers, Love's Labour's Lost continues through Aug. 18. The production is studded with comedic references and moments that take aim at audience members who grew up in the 90s. Pinkham (Ghost, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the upcoming Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) shared his defining 90s party jams and why they made his ultimate list.
Don't forget: All performances for Love's Labour's Lost begin at 8:30 PM. It has a 90-minute running time.
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Click through to check out Pinkham's picks.
Ace of Base - "The Sign."
TLC – "Waterfalls."
MC Hammer - "Can't Touch This."
Presidents of the United States of America - "Peaches."
Seal - "Kiss From a Rose."
First time I asked a girl to dance was to this song. Once I heard Seal's voice I knew it was time. I walked across my friend's living room where this party was and asked this girl who was easily a foot taller than me at the time. Big success. Listen to the lyrics though…anyone else find them kind of dark?
Criss-Cross - "Jump."
You had to hand it to them, these two "young lovable huggable type of guys" did make us all want to jump. Best calf workout ever is still just jumping through the entirety of this song. Oh and another thing… THEY WORE THEIR CLOTHES BACKWARDS. Do you think they needed help getting dressed? The mechanics of their wardrobe situation always boggled my mind. Hope they tipped their dressers well.
2Pac - "CA Love."
Sublime - "What I Got."
Spice Girls - "If You Wanna Be My Lover."
Eve 6 - "Inside Out."
Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Baby Got Back."
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