PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Murder For Two Songwriters Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair Pick Songs About "Murder and Mayhem"
15 Jan 2014
"A Little Priest" (Stephen Sondheim). Who says killing and eating people can’t be incredibly funny? This is definitely the guidebook for writing a disturbingly clever musical theatre song. It's also kind of the guidebook for writing a song period.
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.