PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Original Smokey Joe's Café Cast Members Pick Favorite Songs by Leiber and Stoller
05 Feb 2014
Frederick Owens: "You're the Boss." …For obvious reasons. I got to sing a duet with one of the most beautiful women on the Broadway stage, Brenda Braxton. You must understand how much fun we had singing to each other. Brenda is a very funny woman, and she was genuine with every word, yet, played to all of the puns. My job was simple. I just did what the BOSS told me to do!
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.