PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Seth Rudetsky, Mary Testa and Cast of Off-Broadway's Disaster! Pick Their Favorite 70s Songs
06 Nov 2013
Seth Rudetsky: "Mockingbird" (Carly Simon and James Taylor). Another Carly Simon song, and it's so weird! It's a nursery rhyme (!), and I love how the whole first time through Carly Simon is on the melody, and James Taylor sings the mockingbird-type echo. And then it all switches the second time through! It's like "Money, Money" from Cabaret!
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.