PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Original Smokey Joe's Café Cast Members Pick Favorite Songs by Leiber and Stoller
05 Feb 2014
Frederick Owens: "Neighborhood." Anyone who was ever raised in a town as small as where I come from can instantly relate to this song. It speaks of memories past, simple things and love for the people you were raised around. On the closing night of the show, there wasn't a dry eye onstage — it was all we could do to get through that one number.
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.