PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford, Will Van Dyke and Friends Pick Songs to Deal With a Break-Up
09 Oct 2013
Brad Weinstock: "Sensitive Song" from Cops: The Musical. If you don't know this one, you should definitely YouTube it. Like many a great break-up song, it starts off sweetly, praising the girl in question. Then, about 30 seconds in, it takes a sharp U-turn with a chorus that is hilarious, catchy as hell and probably too obscene to print here.
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.