PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Tony Winner Laura Benanti Picks Favorite Songs by Female Writers
27 Nov 2013
"Caught a Lite Sneeze," "Crucify" and "God" (Tori Amos). All of these songs hold special meaning for me. I felt very awkward and unattractive as a teenager, and Tori Amos made me feel powerful and creative. She is beautiful in an atypical way. Her TALENT is the thing that was most important. To this day she is my favorite artist.
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.