PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Members of Team StarKid Pick Their Favorite Songs by Disney Villains
17 Mar 2014
Kaley McMahon (lyricist): "Poor Unfortunate Souls" (from "The Little Mermaid"). Ursula's masterful, musical manipulation of our naive heroine is perfection. Dripping with dark, subtle humor and blatantly anti-feminist messages that I wish weren't (still) so accurate ("It's she who holds her tongue who gets her man") and set to a fun, sexy vamp in a key that even I can sing along with, what's not to love?
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.