Tony Winner Cady Huffman, Gabriel Barre & Michael Musto Join Cast of THE LIFE + DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS
Kenyon Phillips, the theatrical singer, songwriter, actor, writer, model, dancer, and DJ whose 90-minute autobiographical rock opera, The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips, will play a special four-performance limited engagement at The Box (189 Chrystie St., New York, NY 10002) starting February 20th, is thrilled to announce that Broadway veterans Cady Huffman (The Producers) and Gabriel Barre (Starmites) will join the cast, along with entertainment columnist and actor Michael Musto.Cady Huffman, a Tony Award and Drama Desk award winner for her performance in The Producers who was most recently seen on Broadway in The Nance, will play the role of Kenyon's mother. Actor-director Gabriel Barre, who was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in Starmites and won the Calloway Award for Best Direction for The Wild Party at the Manhattan Theatre Club, will play the role of Kenyon's father. Michael Musto, who is a regular on CNN and the recent NBC series Smash, will return to the show as himself - and a de facto emcee to the proceedings. Mr. Phillips is also thrilled to announce that Isaac Klein, who assistant directed Broadway's recent revivals of West Side Story and Gypsy, will serve as the Assistant Director and Dramaturg of the upcoming limited engagement. Tickets for The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips are available for purchase online at http://lifeanddeath.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
The Life + Death of Kenyon Phillips is a 90-minute rock opera that uses an interactive cabaret-variety show format - complete with burlesquers, aerialists, and other circus acts - to explore the past, present and future of downtown performance artist Kenyon Phillips.The four-night engagement at The Box promises audiences new and old an intimate evening at the theatre unlike anything they've ever seen before. The Felliniesque production will feature all of the songs that fans of the Joe's Pub performances have come to know, and a few that have never been performed in front of an audience. Mr. Phillips expressed excitement at the opportunity to stage his show at The Box, stating: "Now the show can really let its freak flag fly. Certain elements that I had to cut from the earlier versions at Joe's Pub - like aerialists and tightrope walkers - can now be realized. And the new ending will have audience members up on their feet and singing."