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Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!

Basquiat, a new musical about the life and times of 80's art-star, Jean Michele Basquiat just premiered a special concert version of the show at Joe's Publast night, December 16th. The performers included 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 andNikki Kimbrough (A Night with Janis Joplin). Check out photos from the concert below!

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.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Paul Stancato

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Ken Robinson, Nikki Kimbrough, Chad Carstarphen, Paul Stancato, Ruben Ortiz, Julius Thomas III, Ben Mapp

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Ken Robinson, Nikki Kimbrough, James Lambert, Chad Carstarphen, Eddie Varley, Ruben Ortiz, Julius Thomas III, Ben Mapp

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Ben Mapp

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers, Ben Mapp

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Ben Mapp

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers, Ben Mapp

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers, Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers, Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Roger DeWitt

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Roger DeWitt

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers, Roger DeWitt

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
James Lambert, Eddie Varley, Ruben Ortiz, Eric LaJuan Summers, Roger DeWitt

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Ken Robinson, Chad Carstarphen, Ruben Ortiz, James Lambert, Ben Mapp, Julius Thomas III

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Ben Mapp

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Chad Carstarphen

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
James Lambert, Chad Carstarphen, Ben Mapp, Eric LaJuan Summers

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Adam Matta

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Adam Matta, Eric LaJuan Summers, Ruben Ortiz

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Nikki Kimbrough, Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Nikki Kimbrough

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Nikki Kimbrough, Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
James Lambert, Nikki Kimbrough, Eddie Varley, Ruben Ortiz, Ben Mapp, Eric LaJuan Summers, Julius Thomas III, Chad Carstarphen

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers, Julius Thomas III, Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Chris Blisset

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
James Lambert, Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Eric LaJuan Summers

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
Ken Robinson, Roger DeWitt, Nikki Kimbrough, Ben Mapp, Chad Carstarphen, Eric LaJuan Summers, Julius Thomas III, James Lambert, Lena Hall



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