PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Michael Cerveris, Julia Murney, Annie Golden, "Joe Iconis & Family" Pick Favorite Holiday Tunes
20 Dec 2013
Katie Schorr: "I Was Thinking I Could Clean Up For Christmas" (Aimee Mann). There's a moment (or an hour, or maybe 72 hours) during the holidays when listening to "Let It Snow" does not properly align with where one's soul is at. This is a perfect, melancholy song for that kind of moment. To me, this song's about feeling stuck and in between worlds, which is how often I feel right before the New Year. Let the hypnotic Mann chords wash over you, contemplate how everything sucks and then go suck on a peppermint candy cane. Happy Christmas!
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.