PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Off-Broadway's Pageant Contestants Pick Songs They'd Do Drag To
21 Aug 2014
Seth Tucker: Shelley Fabares' "Johnny Angel." My favorite style of music is definitely the Golden oldies, so it would have to be some stereotypical poodle-skirt song that seemed offbeat and allowed for bopping and backup singers. The first song that comes to mind is Shelley Fabares' "Johnny Angel."
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.