Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jeremy Blocker, Managing Director) proudly presented the return of The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular on Friday, December 17, Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19, 2010. Joe Iconis and cast members from his musical, Bloodsong of Love, were joined by a merry band of musical theater punks in the third annual insane celebration of all things red and green. The event featured brand new holiday songs, old favorites, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and an ungodly number of candy canes.

Joe Iconis is the writer of Bloodsong of Love: The Rock'N'Roll Spaghetti Western, which had a Drama Desk nominated production at Ars Nova this past Spring. He is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Daryl Roth Award, and a Jonathan Larson Award. His theatrical rock concert, Things to Ruin, has played two critically-acclaimed engagements, at The Zipper Theater and at Second Stage Theatre, and recently had a cast recording released on Sh-K-Boom/ Ghostlight Records. His garage rock musical, The Black Suits, played SPF at The Public Theater, and his family rock musical for TheaterWorksUSA, The Plant that Ate Dirty Socks, completed a summer run at the Lortel Theater and a national tour. His three-part rock musical Rewrite played Urban Stages and Goodspeed, and is now licensed by Samuel French. In addition to his theater work, Joe has played numerous sold-out gigs with his Rock and Roll Jamboree show, a musical theater/rock'n'roll collective made up his (very talented!) friends. Joe frequently performs at Joe's Pub, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Ars Nova, and Sardi's. For more information visit: www.mrjoeiconis.com.

Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theatre, comedy and music artists in the Early Stages of their professional careers. Their unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work. By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work. For more information on Ars Nova's programs, visit www.arsnovanyc.com. Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener.

Producing credits include: ANT Fest, Now Circa Then, Bloodsong of Love, Missed Connections NYC, Sax & Dixon: We Thee Wed, Mel & El: Show & Tell, Two Girls for Five Bucks and the Ten Dollar Heartbreakers, Playlist, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang, boom, From Up Here, Dixie's Tupperware Party, At Least It?s Pink, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks!, Freestyle Love Supreme and The Wau Wau Sisters.

The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular was written and performed by Joe Iconis and directed by John Simpkins. Performers included Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Liz Lark Brown, Bill Coyne,
Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Melanie Field, Annie Golden, Molly Hager, Laura Hartle, Natalie Hinds, Matt Hinkley, Ian Kagey, MK Lawson, Lorinda Lisitza, Lauren Marcus, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse, Ray Munoz, Ashley Rodbro, Lance Rubin, Katie Schorr, A. J. Shively, Brent Stranathan, Rachel Sussman, Jared Weiss, Jason "Sweettooth" Williams, and Ross Wolkenbrod.

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Joe Iconis

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Annie Golden

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Krysta Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Susan Blackwell

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Bill Coyne

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Liz Lark Brown

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Liz Lark Brown

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Liz Lark Brown & cast

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Liz Lark Brown & cast

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Molly Hager

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Jason 'SweetTooth' Williams

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Heidi Blickenstaff & Susan Blackwell

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Heidi Blickenstaff & Susan Blackwell

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Lance Rubin & cast

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Ian Kagey

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Rachel Sussman

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Lance Rubin

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Ray Munoz

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Katie Schorr

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Jason Tam

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Jason Tam

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Jason Tam& Katie Schorr

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Brent Stranathan

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Katrina Rose Dideriksen

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Katrina Rose Dideriksen

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Katrina Rose Dideriksen

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Annie Golden

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Lorinda Lisitza

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Lorinda Lisitza

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Eric William Morris

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Heidi Blickenstaff

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Melanie Field

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Eric William Morris & Lance Rubin

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Ross Wolkenbrod & Lance Rubin

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Ross Wolkenbrod, Katrina Rose Dideriksen & Lance Rubin

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Jason Tam

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Jason SweetTooth Williams & Lance Rubin

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Susan Blackwell

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Matt Hinkley

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Joe Iconis

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert
Annie Golden

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Celebrates Christmas in Concert

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At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.