PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Pippin's Ariana DeBose and Benjamin Rauhala Pick Performances That Defy "Type"
07 Aug 2014
Diana Ross and the Supremes. In a time when women were not at the forefront of the music industry, Diana Ross and the Supremes made music history by becoming the most prominent girl group of their time. It was groundbreaking when Diana Ross and the Supremes appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" because women of color were not often on television. Nonetheless, THESE three women, dressed to the nines and singing pop music, helped redefine the image of women of color projected in the mass media.
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.