Forever Dusty Celebrates Valentine's Day with "Love Power"
Forever Dusty, now playing at Off-Broadway's New World Stages, tells the story of a shy Irish Catholic school girl from West London who transformed herself into a worldwide music superstar — the legendary Dusty Springfield. With songs by composers such as Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, the show features all of the hits that made Springfield a household name during the swinging '60s. In this video shot and edited by Marcus Bustamante, stars Kirsten Holly Smith (who plays Springfield) and Christina Sajous (who plays Claire) get into the spirit of Valentine's Day as they perform (along with musical director Michael Thomas Murray on piano) Teddy Vann's "Love Power." Read Playbill's Diva Talk with Kirsten Holly Smith.
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.