PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Todd Graff, Writer and Director of Cult Film "Camp," Picks Influential Show Tunes
02 Oct 2013
"At The Ballet" from A Chorus Line. My parents picked me up from Stagedoor Manor, and we drove into Manhattan for the very first performance of A Chorus Line on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre. There was a little party onstage, afterward, that we crashed. The famous, climactic three-peat of "At the ballet... at the ballet... at the balleeeeeeet" made me actually cry from happiness.
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.