After a premiere concert with the Malmö Symphonic Orchestra in Sweden and an extended Los Angeles workshop production, JUNK: A Rock Opera will play a one-night-only concert at Joe's Pub, January 18 at 11:30pm starring some of Broadway's hottest rockers.
Featuring Miguel Cervantes
(Giant, American Idiot), Christina Sajous
(Forever Dusty, Spider-Man, American Idiot), Rebecca Naomi Jones
, Passing Strange
), Tony Vincent
, Jesus Christ Superstar
(Rock of Ages
), Alysha Umphress
, Priscilla Queen of the Desert
), Katrina Rose Dideriksen
, Bloodsong of Love
), Freddie Kimmel
), Jeremy Morse
(The Trouble with Doug
,Bloodsong of Love), Mike Backes
Las Vegas), Ashkon Davaran, Paul Louis Lessard
, Frank Viveros
,Ashley Linn Rose
, and Onyie Nwachukwu.
Adapted from the epic concept album by Swedish post-punk pop band Brainpool (Christoffer Lundquist, David Birde, Jens Jannson), and featuring new material written with director Shakina Nayfack
, this late-night show will introduce New Yorkers to highlights of JUNK's unforgettable score.
"JUNK is, according to director Shakina Nayfack
, 'part social satire, part love story, and part existential allegory.' The show takes place in a near-future urban wasteland run by Junk Incorporated. Anna, a Junk employee, dreams of starting a revolution with her all-girl rock band, the MetroJets.
Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street. For more information and tickets ($15, with two-drink minimum), visit JoesPub.com
. To order tickets by phone, call 212-967-7555
, from noon to 8pm Monday- Sunday.