BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- In the Studio with Joe Iconis
Welcome to our first edition of "Cutting-Edge Composers In the Studio" exclusively on Broadwayworld.com! Today, we are in the studio with Joe Iconis, and his collaborators Jason SweetTooth Williams and Lance Rubin. You can hear Joe discuss his inspiration for writing, his experience with SMASH, what it's like to work with the Joe Iconis Family, and his upcoming projects. These talented gentlemen also shared a live performance of the song "Outlaw" from their show Bloodsong of Love and a song from their new musical in progress entitled Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo! Joe sent us this synopsis for his latest creative endeavor: What if musical theater legend Annie Golden starred in a show as a bad-ass action hero?" That was the idea that led to this musical, Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo, which uses the conventions---both theatrical and musical---of 70's blaxploitation films to tell the story of a widowed down-on-her-luck theatre actress who becomes a bounty hunter and goes on a journey of self-discovery and serious ass-kicking.
Joe Iconis, Lance Rubin, & Jason "Sweettooth" Williams have been collaborators and partners in crime for many years. Joe (www.MrJoeIconis.com) is the Kleban-winning author of The Black Suits and Bloodsong of Love. Lance has acted in many places, including Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Williamstown, is a co-creator of The Lance and Ray Show, and is writing a young adult novel. Jason's work as an actor has been seen at Theater Works Palo Alto, Barrington Stage Company and many more, he is particularly committed to creating roles in developing new works. Together, the boys have created An Intimate Evening with Lance, Jason, and Joe which has played The Laurie Beechman Theater, Giants Stadium, and Broadway Theaters (All Of Them). They wrote a musical version ofJurassic Park, featuring the hit song "Electrical Fence," which will probably win lots of Grammy's. They are huge fans of their muse, Annie Golden, and are quite passionate about writing for musical theater. Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo! was developed at the Weston Playhouse.
CEC would like to give a special "thank you" to Nicole Rosky for her camera skills in the studio! Cutting-Edge Composers is a platform for the next generation of musical theatre writers who have not yet been produced on Broadway. Cutting-Edge Composers was co-founded by Director/Producer Laura Pietropinto and Josh Young, and and is co-produced by Jillian Robbins, with Music Direction by Julie McBride and Virginia Hart Pike. Stay tuned for original music by all of your favorite Cutting-Edge Composers sung by Broadway's hottest performers!
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