Tituss Burgess to Appear as BASQUIAT Concert at Joe's Pub, 12/16
Basquiat, a new musical about the life and times of 80's art-star, Jean Michele Basquiat will be premiering a special concert version of the show at Joe's Pub, December 16th and 7:30pm
Tituss Burgess will be a featured guest at the Joe's Pub special presentation of the musical.
This special concert version of BASQUIAT follows a private industry reading of the musical held on December 13th.
The performers include Eric LaJuan Summers (Motown: The Musical) as well as Lena Hall (Kinky Boots) and Felicia Finley (Mama Mia, The Wedding Singer). Other performers include Ken Robinson (Memphis), Julius Thomas III (Motown: The Musical) Chad Carstarphen (In the Heights), Benjamin Mapp, Jimmy Lambert, Roger DeWitt, Eddie Varley and Nikki Kimbrough (A Night with Janis Joplin). Summers, who recently won an Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer for Motown the Musical, will be playing the title role of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat is conceived and directed by Paul Stancato.
Basquiat was a New York graffiti artist who shot to stardom in the early 80's with his neo-expressionistic paintings and bad-boy image. He was a part of a cultural revolution that included fellow painters, Keith Haring and Fab 5 Freddy, New Wave bands Blondie and Talking Heads and Basquiat's mentor, Andy Warhol. He was one of the most sought after painters in the 80's until his untimely death in 1988 at only 27 years old. Written by Chris Blisset (music and lyrics), Matt Uremovich (lyrics) and Larry Tobias (book), Basquiat deals with the triumphs and failures of one of the art world's most controversial figures.
Tituss Burgess is best known for his recurring role on the hit NBC series "30 Rock". He has originated memorable roles in the original Broadway casts of Jersey Boys, The Little Mermaid, and the revival of Guys and Dolls.
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