PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Kevin Spirtas of NYMF's Legacy Falls Picks His Favorite Songs for "Soap'n Around"
17 Jul 2013
Tara Hugo and Kevin Spirtas
Kevin Spirtas, who appeared on Broadway in The Boy from Oz and is best known for his work on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives," stars in the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) production of the soap opera musical Legacy Falls. Here, he picks his favorite songs for "Soap'n Around" as part of Playbill.com's Playbill Playlist series.
Legacy Falls, which features a book by James Burn and Ian Poitier and a score by Burns, is offered July 17 at 1 PM, July 19 at 8 PM, July 20 at 5 PM and July 24 at 9 PM.
Here's how NYMF bills the musical: "Legacy Falls is the side-splitting new musical that dishes the dirt on soaps. Will there be hirings and firings? Will there be backstabbing and bitchiness? Will there be romances and hair-pulling catfights? Will there be a slightly unrealistic onscreen earthquake? Yes…Yes, there will be. Tune in to this tuneful frolic through the on- and off-screen drama of America’s favorite daytime soap opera, Legacy Falls!"
Since Spirtas, a soap opera star, is among the cast of the soap-inspired musical, Playbill.com has asked the actor to pick his favorite songs from or relating to soap operas and tell us why they made his list.
The cast also features Wilson Bridges, Nikki Van Cassele, Liz Fye, Jonathan Hawkins, Jacob Hoffman, Dennis Holland, Tara Hugo, Christy Morton, Joe Paparella, Erin Leigh Peck and Rachel Stern.
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.