BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Jennifer Ashley Tepper- Celebrate Christmas with Joe Iconis & Family!
Deck the halls, trim the tree, and spin the dreidel. BroadwayWorld is continuing our tradition of celebrating the holiday season with a special countdown. This year we've invited Director of Programming at Feinstein's/54 Below and author of The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1 and Volume 2, Jennifer Ashley Tepper to share her favorites holiday performances.
Growing up Jewish, I felt left out of the Christmas season every year. I love Hanukkah, but there's no denying that the month of December revolves around Christmas - its characters, traditions, songs, and happenings. It wasn't until I started producing The Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular (we just finished our 8th year of performances!) that I really felt included and embraced by the Christmas season. This is an original song written by Joe Iconis, Jason SweetTooth Williams, Lance Rubin, and Matt Hinkley that encapsulates what Christmas means to me. The holiday can be whatever you want it to be- you can celebrate it religiously or non-religiously, and you can celebrate it no matter what religion you are. "Celebrate Christmas (With Me)" is about just that!
Have you ever wanted to sneak behind the curtain of some of Broadway's greatest hits, including Wicked, Rent, and A Chorus Line? Do you wonder what secret Tom Bosley told Robert Morse about Sardi's or what Patti LuPone revealed to Raúl Esparza about Broadway dressing rooms? Are you dying to know what Laura Linney learned as a young understudy, watching Stockard Channing on stage each night?
From opening nights to closing nights. From secret passageways to ghostly encounters. From Broadway debuts to landmark productions. Score a front row seat to hear hundreds of stories about the most important stages in the world, seen through the eyes of the producers, actors, stage hands, writers, musicians, company managers, dressers, designers, directors, ushers, and door men who bring The Great White Way to life each night. You'll never look at Broadway the same way again.