Photo Coverage: Jackson, Braxton & More at 'Theatre of Rock' Concert
TONY nominee, Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Café), Felicia Finley (Aida, Wedding Singer), Joe Iconis (Things to Ruin, Bloodsong of Love) & Chris Jackson (In the Heights) were featured performers in Theatre of Rock: People You Know Singing Songs You Don't! that took place at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Monday April 18th. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.
The night featured the songs of composers Chris Blisset and Matt Uremovich and will debut material from three forth-coming musicals, most notably, Basquiat the musical. Basquiat is the story of the life and times of NYC art star, Jean Michele Basquait and the East Village scene of the early 80's. Basquiat the Musical is conceived by director Paul Stancato (The Wedding Singer National Tour) and the book is by Larry Tobias.
Other featured guests included Celina Carjeval (Legally Blonde, Prometheus Bound), Nick Dalton (And the Curtain Rises, Legally Blonde), Eric Summers, Roger DeWitt (Adding Machine, Our Town) Tyson Genette (Book of Mormon), Ben Mapp, Chad Carstarphen (In the Heights) and Drama Desk nominee Jeremy Morse (Bloodsong of Love).
The band consisted of Rob Rokicki (guitar), Molly Gachignard (keyboard), Joe Sinaguglia (bass), Jesse Selegut (trumpet, percussion) and Chris Blisset (guitar).
The night was directed by Paul Stancato.
The night was produced by John Forslund and Electric Playground.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Brenda Braxton and John Forslund (Producer of tonight's show)
Christopher Jackson and John Forslund
Chris Blisset (Composer), Paul Stancato (Director) and John Forslund
Chris Blisset and Paul Stancato
Ann Bonner and Whitney Brown
Cody Renard Richard (Stage Manager) and John Forslund with the back up singers-Dana A. Iannuzzi, Ann Bonner, Ronen Bay, Sara Abernethy, Whitney Brown, Stacey Jackson and Amanda Ryan Paige
John Forslund and Anne Christopherson
Chris Blisset and Felicia Finley
Anne Christopherson, Gregory Castoria and Brenda Braxton
Jeremy Morse and John Forslund
Justis Bolding and John Forslund
Felicia Finley and Cody Renard Richard
Kayla Goldman, Felicia Finley and Lisa Belcastro
John Forslund, Kayla Goldman and Felicia Finley
Nick Spangler and John Forslund
Chris Blisset and John Forslund
Brenda Braxton, John Forslund and Nikki Kimbrough
Brenda Braxton and Nikki Kinbrough
Cody Renard Richard and Alexandra Silber
Celina Carvajal and John Forslund
John Forslund and The Bonners
John Forslund and Joe Iconis
Adam Matta, Chad Carstarphen and Benjamin Mapp
Joe Sinaguglia, Paul Stancato and Chris Blisset
John Forslund and Roger DeWitt
Gregory Castoria, Celina Carvajal and John Forslund