PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Chip Zien Shares His Favorite Stephen Sondheim Songs
05 Dec 2013
"Not A Day Goes By" (Merrily We Roll Along). Not a day goes by when this tune, full of longing and pain, fails to pop into my head… And, I hear the wonderful Marin Mazzie, fresh out of college, singing this so beautifully in a production of Merrily in La Jolla.
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.