PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Drew Gasparini, Alex Brightman, Andrew Kober, F. Michael Haynie Pick Songs for a New Year
01 Jan 2014
Andrew Kober: "Next Year, Baby" (Jamie Cullum). …My favorite song about looking forward and making resolutions. This guy promises the things we all promise, but has the smarts to know that the most important thing is to tell the one he loves how he really feels. Add in a cool jazz/bossa nova feel, and it's a must-listen for me every Dec. 31.
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.