PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford, Will Van Dyke and Friends Pick Songs to Deal With a Break-Up
09 Oct 2013
Jason Gotay: "Merry Happy" (Kate Nash). I love this song because it talks about breakups in a more positive way. "Yeah, you made me merry, made me very, very happy, but you obviously didn't wanna stick around...so I learned from you." If we could look at breakups from THAT perspective, things would be infinitely simpler. Easier said than done, I know.
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.