PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Drew Gasparini, Alex Brightman, Andrew Kober, F. Michael Haynie Pick Songs for a New Year
01 Jan 2014
F. Michael Haynie: "State of Mind" (Raul Midón). If you haven't heard Raul Midón, stop reading this article and look him up. Imagine a soulful, jazz-folk guitarist with a voice that can captivate you with its emotion and versatility. And, not only is he a jaw-slackingly virtuoso guitarist, but also an amazing writer. This song is all about finding that state of mind that lets you go forward and seize the world. Oh, PS, he's blind.
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.