PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Drew Gasparini, Alex Brightman, Andrew Kober, F. Michael Haynie Pick Songs for a New Year
01 Jan 2014
Andrew Kober: "2000 Years" (Billy Joel). New Year's is just as much about looking back as it is about looking forward, and this song manages to do both. From the opening piano riff, Billy Joel takes us through the history of humanity all the way up to today. "Time is relentless, only true love perseveres." You're damn right, Billy. It also doesn't hurt that I'll be spending my New Year's Eve with my wife at the Billy Joel concert in Brooklyn.
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.