PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Michael Cerveris, Julia Murney, Annie Golden, "Joe Iconis & Family" Pick Favorite Holiday Tunes
20 Dec 2013
Jason "SweetTooth" Williams: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (Brenda Lee). …One of my all-time favorite Christmas songs! I'm a sucker for Christmas tunes with a 50s/60s sound, in general. Of course, this song also carries some serious "Home Alone" nostalgia, and the saxophone solo is just so bad-a$$.
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.