PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Drew Overcash, Joe Carroll, Ciara Renee and Cast of Overcash & Change Pick Favorite Pop Songs
20 Feb 2014
Kristine Reese: "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (Whitney Houston). I love every one of the songs from the late-great Ms. Houston's anthology, but this is the song that started my love affair. My mom and dad tell me I used to ask them to play this song on repeat in the car as a child (back when people used tapes — remember tapes?) and that I would sing it at the top of my lungs, which would also explain why this song is my karaoke go-to.
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.