PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Pippin's Ariana DeBose and Benjamin Rauhala Pick Performances That Defy "Type"
07 Aug 2014
Fosse. Bob Fosse was a true game changer. When he came onto the cinema scene as a dancer, his style was unlike anyone that had been seen before. His choreography was first seen in a small sequence of "From This Moment On" in the 1953 film "Kiss Me, Kate." It's evident that his choreographic style was atypical from the traditional style of the day. He went on to be one of the most influential choreographers and directors of his time winning eight Tonys, an Oscar for his direction of "Cabaret" and an Emmy for "Liza with a Z."
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.