PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Randy Graff, Julia Murney, Cady Huffman and The Act Cast Pick Favorite Songs by Kander and Ebb
26 Mar 2014
Will Nunziata: "Go Back Home" from The Scottsboro Boys. The song's beautiful melody and lyrics juxtaposed with the fact that it's sung by "the boys" while awaiting execution makes this one of Kander and Ebb's most haunting tunes for me. Every time I hear Audra McDonald sing this song, I get chills. Her ability to add her own personal and emotional touch to it devastates me every time I hear her sing it.
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.