PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Todd Graff, Writer and Director of Cult Film "Camp," Picks Influential Show Tunes
02 Oct 2013
"Magic To Do" from Pippin. This was the first show I ever saw multiple times. I sang professionally as a kid ("Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company" theme songs, Choo Choo Charlie, etc.) and this is where my residual checks went! The opening image of the floating hands thrilled me every time. Ben Vereen was galvanizing, and it was the first show I ever saw that depicted sex. That alone kept me coming back.
Deaf West’s production of SPRING AWAKENING floored the critics when it premiered in California, prompting the Los Angeles Times to write, "It's hard to enumerate all the ways in which Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING is so very, very good." Now this unapologetically brilliant new production is coming to New York.