PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Members of Team StarKid Pick Their Favorite Songs by Disney Villains
17 Mar 2014
Andrew Fox (orchestrator): "Hellfire" (from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). A most unusual Disney song. Their villains are typically knowingly evil and selfish, and to see a deeply religious hypocrite and lech playing it straight as he imagines himself tormented by Satan is kind of badass. But that's what happens when you get Stephen Schwartz on lyrics — he gives villains humanity like nobody's business.
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.