25 Sep 2013
Rebecca Luker: "Something Wonderful" (The King and I). This song, sung by Lady Thiang in the show is the most gorgeous ballad. It's not as well known as say "Hello Young Lovers," another beautiful song from The King and I, but it's full of emotion. The lyrics could be about any man that any woman loves, but Lady Thiang just happens to be singing about the King of Siam. As the song says, it's "something wonderful."
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.