PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford, Will Van Dyke and Friends Pick Songs to Deal With a Break-Up
09 Oct 2013
Annaleigh Ashford: "It's Too Late" (Carole King). It's so positive! She literally says, "Still I'm glad for what we had, and how I once loved you." The sound of the song isn't sad and pitiful like other break-up songs that make you want to cry and eat too much ice cream and wear clothes too many days in a row. It's got a cool drum part and makes you want to dance in a smooth 70s kind of way. There is also a sensible saxophone solo.
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.