PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Skivvies' Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, Wesley Taylor and Adam Kantor Pick Songs to Strip to
05 Jun 2013
Nick Cearley: "Thank You For Being a Friend," Bernadette Peters. This is the best version of this song you will ever hear. Long before it was a television theme song, Bernadette was living for her life with this arrangement, which also transports me to the Studio 54 days of disco gone by. The Skivvies concept was born from two best friends who liked to make people happy through eccentric musical choices. This song is all of that personified musically.
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.