PHOTO CALL: In Rehearsal With Will Swenson, Daniel Breaker and More for Powerhouse's Murder Ballad
By Krissie Fullerton
23 Jul 2012
Tony Award nominees Daniel Breaker and Will Swenson are among the actors who have been cast in the Powerhouse Theater workshop production of the new indie rock musical Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash.
Breaker and Swenson are joined by Dee Roscioli and Rebecca Naomi Jones.
Here's how the piece is billed: "A love triangle gone wrong, Murder Ballad centers on Sara, an Upper West Side mom who seems to have it all, but whose downtown past lingers enticingly and dangerously in front of her. Created by composer Juliana Nash, front-woman for the '90s indie rock band Talking to Animals and award-winning playwright Julia Jordan, this sexy, explosive, newSound rock musical explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the small betrayals that can ultimately undo us."
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.