PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: The Glass Menagerie, The Last Five Years, We Will Rock You and More
29 Sep 2013
In Studio with the Cast Recording of The Last Five Years: Part Two
The Last Five Years’ creator Jason Robert Brown felt it was important to honor the revival of the Off-Broadway classic with a recording of its own that would allow the talents of Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor to shine through. Here, Kantor performs “Shiksa Goddess” and Brown chats with Playbill about the unique energy that Wolfe and Kantor bring to the show.
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.