Krysta Rodriguez, Rebecca Naomi Jones, et al. Set for JOE ICONIS & FAMILY Concert, 10/10
On October 10, NYMF and Sh-K-Boom Records will present three full sets of songs by musical theater writer Joe Iconis, performed by an enormous cast of Iconis Family Members and some brand new friends. The concert is presented as a special event of NYMF 2011.
Do you have what it takes to go three rounds with writer Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks? One ticket will gain you entrance to three totally different sets of tunes by Iconis (writer of Things To Ruin, Bloodsong of Love, The Black Suits, ReWrite, & The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks). This epic one-of-a-kind event will burst with quirky portraits of normal people, outcasts, vagabonds, suburbanites, weirdos, fat kids, and porn stars. Old favorites, rarely-performed cuts from Joe's book musicals, and brand new world premieres. Guest stars, surprises-a-plenty, and whiskey singalongs will abound. Minds will be blown, hearts will burst, stamina will be tested. Free wine and beer will be served at the event.
Scheduled to appear are Liz Lark Brown, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Jenny Donoghue, Seth Eliser, Badia Farha, Molly Hager, Ian Kagey, MK Lawson, Rachel Lee, Lorinda Lisitza, Lauren Marcus,
Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse, Mike Pettry, Krysta Rodriguez, Rob Rokicki, Lance Rubin, Josh Mark Samuels, A.J. Shively, Jordan Stanley, Taylor Trensch, Jared Weiss and Jason "Sweettooth" Williams with special guests Annie Golden, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Anne L. Nathan; directed by John Simpkins (The Bus) and MK Lawson (NYU's Sweet Smell Of Success).
Joe Iconis is the recipient of the Ed Kleban Award, the Jonathan Larson Award, two Drama Desk nominations, and a 1992 Stratford Elementary School Excellence In Music Certificate. Joe's Bloodsong of Love, last seen at Ars Nova, will be featured as part of this year's NAMT Festival. In addition to Bloodsong, Joe is the author of. The Black Suits (SPF at the Public), ReWrite (Urban Stages/Goodspeed Festival of New Artists), The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People (Theaterworks USA), and Things To Ruin (album out on Sh-K-Boom records.)
Tickets for the entire evening are available $25 and can be purchased at nymf.org. The 47th Street Theatre is located at 407 47th Street.