Jonathan Whitton's THE FREE RESIDENCY to Encore at Don't Tell Mama, 2/5 & 19
Jonathan Whitton (Bistro & MAC Award Winner, HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH) returns to the solo concert stage with an encore engagement of his critically acclaimed, sold-out 2012 concert series, THE FREE RESIDENCY, on Tuesdays, February 5 & 19 @ 7:00PM at Don't Tell Mama. Tickets are $8 with advance reservation; $13 at the door plus a two-drink minimum.
Celebrated for headlining both the Highline Ballroom & BB King Blues Club as Hedwig in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Jonathan Whitton follows up his award-winning 2007 NYC solo-concert debut in collaboration with indie-musician/guitarist AaRon Jones. THE FREE RESIDENCY is an introspective concert experiment that surveys the journey home by way of dreamscape, reality, and memory.
Whitton has been seen recently in NYC productions of EVEN FOR ONE NIGHT (Dixon Place), THE Disney Diaries (dir. Michele Pawk, Laurie Beechman), SEPARATE: BATTLE SONGS OF YOUTH (Ars Nova), & The Yellow Wood (dir. Brian Yorkey, New World Stages). Regionally, he has starred in productions of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, HEDWIG, CABARET, & SANTALAND DIARIES. He has also been seen onstage at such NYC venues as Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Ars Nova, Highline Ballroom, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.
Musical selections for THE FREE RESIDENCY include contemporary, re-imagined takes on songs from an eclectic group of musicians: Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians, Michael Callen, Amos Lee, Kate McGarrigle, Patty Griffin, James Shelton, John Vanderslice, & Rufus Wainwright, amongst others.
NYU Musical Theatre Writing Program Graduate AaRon Jones serves as Musical Director.
THE FREE RESIDENCY returns Tuesdays, February 5th & 19th @ 7:00PM. Don't Tell Mama is located at 343 W. 46th St. (btw 8th & 9th Avenues). There is a $8 cover in advance; $13 at the door. All performances have a 2-Drink Minimum. Cash only. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 212-757-0788 or by visiting www.donttellmamanyc.com.
Jonathan Whitton has played standing room only engagements in numerous major American cities and has sung in such NYC venues as Joe's Pub, 54 Below, Ars Nova, Highline Ballroom, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, and Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. NYC Theatre Credits: Hedwig & The Angry Inch (BB King's & Highline Ballroom), The Disney Diaries (dir. Michele Pawk, Laurie Beechman), Even For One Night (Dixon Place), The Yellow Wood (dir. Brian Yorkey, New World Stages), Separate: Battle Songs of Youth (Ars Nova), Together This Time (Lucille Lortel), Falsettos (Wingspan). Regional: Last Five Years, Cabaret, Hedwig..., Santaland Diaries, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Visiting Mr. Green.. He is the recipient of both the 2008 BackStage Bistro and Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) Award for his NYC Debut. His album Jonathan Whitton: LIVE AT THE Laurie Beechman THEATRE is available on iTunes. www.jonwhitton.com
AARon Jones (Musical Director) is a composer/performer based out of Brooklyn whose experimental musical, of Honey Bees and the Brevity of Such Things, ran at 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts in Brooklyn. Upon completion of his concept album Dear Dear Friend, he is currently at work on a new puppet/dance show, Bosey Joe is Dead Again. He spends his summer in residency at Perry-Mansfield School of Performing Arts and has created and produced a new musical in collaboration with Edith Freni, Blood, Guts, and Grift: The Ballad of Susie Pickford in addition to collaborations on new work with Otis Sallid and composer Ronobir Lahiri. He is the author of several operas, plays, and musicals, and creates music for dance, plays and film. He worked as the Artistic Director of the Papermill Theatre Children's Theatre and collaborated on 16 original musical adaptations for young audiences. Aaron holds an MFA from NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. www.aaronjonesmusic.com