PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Tony Winner Steve Kazee Picks His Favorite Indie-Rock and Alt-Country Songs
09 Apr 2014
"All Hands and the Cook" (The Walkmen). There is no defining the power of Hamilton Leithauser's voice. Words like raw, powerful, explosive are far too inferior. The keys, the drums, the cackling guitar, The Walkmen. My favorite band by far and the band that I feel is most tied into my DNA. It was nearly impossible to pick a track, but I had to choose. SEE THEM LIVE. It's the only way to truly understand.
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.