PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Randy Graff, Julia Murney, Cady Huffman and The Act Cast Pick Favorite Songs by Kander and Ebb
26 Mar 2014
Julia Murney: "Colored Lights" from The Rink. I think John and Fred are oddly underrated — their songs are layered and difficult, even when they seem light and simple. I love singing "Colored Lights." It's a great story song, and Fred's lyrics are immediately evocative to me (my favorite is "I was sitting chewing cashews off the starboard bow-that sunset, wow")…
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.