PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Pippin's Ariana DeBose and Benjamin Rauhala Pick Performances That Defy "Type"
07 Aug 2014
Sam Smith. Twenty-two-year-old, British singer-songwriter Sam Smith got his big break in the fall of 2012, when he was featured on Disclosure's dance hit "Latch." He most recently has made ripples in the United States with the enormous radio success of his single "Stay With Me" and robust sales of his debut album "In The Lonely Hour." An out gay man, he breaks boundaries and defies expectations with the heavy R&B influences in his songwriting and his rich and soulful sound, while being a champion for the LGBTQ community.
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.