Playbill Poll: What is Your Favorite Song by Jason Robert Brown? Readers Respond
20 Oct 2013
Peter Camp: "Nobody Needs to Know" from The Last Five Years. The music and lyrics are heartbreaking on their own, but JRB's gut-wrenching orchestrations are what really pound it home for me. Everyone I've talked to about The Last Five Years has said they hate Jamie for what he does to Cathy. I always thought this song was a startlingly eloquent defense for his actions, and I couldn't help feeling for both of them.
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.