PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Members of Team StarKid Pick Their Favorite Songs by Disney Villains
17 Mar 2014
Andrew Fox (orchestrator): "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" (by LL Cool J off of 1991's "Simply Mad About the Mouse," originally from "The Three Little Pigs"). LL Cool J deserves credit if, for nothing else, delivering those hilariously toothless lyrics with an actual air of sexual menace. Also, the backing beat is pretty great, with an excellent use of the "Billie Jean" synth line in the female vocals.
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.