PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Pippin's Ariana DeBose and Benjamin Rauhala Pick Performances That Defy "Type"
07 Aug 2014
Brandy and Whitney Houston in the 1997 ABC telefilm "Cinderella." Seventeen years before Keke Palmer is to tackle the role of Cinderella, Brandy and Whitney Houston, under Walt Disney Television's progressive eye, broke racial boundaries by telling a classic story from a multi-cultural perspective. Executive produced by Houston herself, this is a beautiful example of making a bold statement by re-defining and re-examining type.
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.