PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Drew Gasparini, Alex Brightman, Andrew Kober, F. Michael Haynie Pick Songs for a New Year
01 Jan 2014
Drew Gasparini: "What I Got" (Sublime). Yes, I am a California boy, and yes, Sublime and the raucous sounds of dub-ska totally represent my childhood. "What I Got" off of Sublime's self-titled album brings me back to some of those CA road trips: Windows down. Scenic beach views. So much relaxation and love. This tune may have some specifics that not everyone can relate to, but the chorus comes around and makes this bad boy a universal gem.
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.