PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Drew Gasparini, Alex Brightman, Andrew Kober, F. Michael Haynie Pick Songs for a New Year
01 Jan 2014
Alex Brightman: "The Phoenix" (Fall Out Boy). It's a pulsing, thumping, rock-mess of a song. It's one of those songs that you want to walk down the street to. I'm going to be walking into the New Year with supreme confidence. As the song says, "You know time crawls on when you're waiting for the song to start...so dance alone to the beat of your heart."
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.