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Joe Iconis is a musical theater writer and performer. He has been nominated for a Tony Award, two Drama Desk Awards and a Lucille Lortel Award, is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, Jonathan Larson Award and Richard Rodgers Award. Joe’s musical Be More Chill (with Joe Tracz) opened this season at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, following a sold-out Off-Broadway run at The Pershing Square Signature Center and a world premiere at Two River Theatre.

He is the author of Broadway Bounty Hunter (with Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams; Barrington Stage Company and Greenwich House Theater Off-Broadway), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova, NAMT), The Black Suits (Center Theater Group, Barrington Stage Company), ReWrite (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House), Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We The People. Musicals currently in development include The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical (for La Jolla Playhouse), Punk Rock Girl, and Love In Hate Nation.

His music appeared on Season 2 of NBC’s “Smash,” with his song “Broadway, Here I Come!” hailed by The New York Times as a new entry in The Great American Songbook. Albums: Be More Chill (OCR), which has been streamed over 220 million times; Things To Ruin (OCR); Two-Player Game; and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.

His concert act, Joe Iconis and Family, frequently plays Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Laurie Beechman Theater, Weston Playhouse, and other venues around the country.

Joe is deliriously inspired by Robert Altman, Dolly Parton, Martin Scorsese, Sardi’s, The Rolling Stones, whiskey, The Muppets, and The Family of artists he frequently surrounds himself with.

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Sam Primack, Kyle Scatliffe & More To Lead BOHEMIAN PROGENY Industry Readings

BOHEMIAN PROGENY, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Julian Rosenblum and additional story development by Sabrina Karlin, will present industry readings at Ripley Grier Studios. Learn more about the show here!

Tickets On Sale For World Premiere Comedy A THOUSAND MAIDS At Two River Theater

Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere comedy 'A Thousand Maids' at Two River Theater. Written by Tony Meneses and directed by Aneesha Kudtarkar, the show will run from April 6 to April 28, 2024 in the Marion Huber Theater.

Mary Testa to Star in GALLERY Workshop Presentation at The Weathervane Theatre

The Weathervane Theatre will offer a Workshop presentation of GALLERY by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Ed Kleban (A Chorus Line). Learn more about Gallery and see who is starring!

L Morgan Lee Will Perform at Branford's Legacy Theatre This Weekend

Join Tony Award Nominee L Morgan Lee-most recently known for her breakout performance in 'A Strange Loop' on Broadway-in a concert filled with Broadway classics, gems by new writers, and unexpected deep-cuts that explore her dreams about love, life, and a world of possibilities.

Maggie Kneip To Debut STUCK IN A MOMENT At The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Maggie Kneip will perform Stuck in a Moment at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in February.

Larry Owens, Veronica Mansour & More to Receive 2023 Jonathan Larson Grants

The American Theatre Wing has revealed the recipients of the 2023 Jonathan Larson Grant. Learn more about the grant and the winners here.

Two River Theater to Present 30th Anniversary Gala; Tickets On Sale

Celebrate Two River Theater's 30th Anniversary Gala on May 4, 2024.

Broadway's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Launches Rooftop Writers Initiative

The Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG has announced the Rooftop Writers Initiative, in partnership with the Stephen Sondheim Foundation and American Theatre Wing’s Jonathan Larson Grant.

Two River Theater Unveils Cast And Creative Team For World Premiere of Kate Hamill's THE SCARLET LETTER

Two River Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for Kate Hamill's The Scarlet Letter, the world premiere of the play. Learn how to purchase tickets!

First Stage to Present THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical This February

Get ready for a thrilling theatrical ride when First Stage opens THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical on February 3, 2024 at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater.

Photos: JOE ICONIS' CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA Lights Up 54 Below With Unprecedented Holiday Cheer

The spirit of Christmas roared back to life at 54 Below in New York City as Tony-nominated musical theater writer and performer Joe Iconis brought his iconic Christmas Extravaganza back to the stage following a three-year pandemic hiatus. See photos from the show!

Krystina Alabado, Gianna Yanelli, Kyra Kennedy & More to Star in MYSTIC PIZZA at La Mirada Theatre

The full cast for the West Coast premiere of the brand new musical, MYSTIC PIZZA, has been revealed.

HELL'S KITCHEN, REDWOOD, INFINITE LIFE and More Win Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, just announced the recipients of the 2023-24 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards.

Two River's A Little Shakes Program to Return With LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

Two River Theater's A Little Shakespeare program is back for its 11th year with Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labour's Lost. Adapted and directed by Tai Thompson, the show will be performed and supported backstage by local high school students.

Two River's Annual Holiday Pop-Up to Take Place This Saturday

Join Two River Theater for a festive celebration of art, community, friends, and music outside on our Plaza and indoors in the Lobby on Saturday, December 16 from 10:00am – 2:00pm.


A truly rip roaring performance that was part theater, part concert and completely fantastic!


Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks reignited their legendary holiday tradition and brought their insane celebration of all things red and green back to 54 Below after three bah humbug years of pandemic pause and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the festivities. Check out the photos here!

Photos: The Gasp Collection

After four years at Broadway World Cabaret, quite a collection of photos has been amassed. These are the gasp-worthy pics.

Cabaret Photographers: Helane Blumfield

Broadway World Cabaret gets photographic content from some of the best shutterbugs in the business. Here's a look at some of the captures they've shared with us.

Cabaret Photographers: THE LINEUP Documentarians

Broadway World Cabaret gets photographic content from some of the best shutterbugs in the business. Here's a look at some of the captures they've shared with us.


Joe Iconis has written 5 shows including The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Bookwriter), We the People: America Rocks! (Bookwriter), Be More Chill (Composer & Lyricist), Broadway Bounty Hunter (Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter), Love in Hate Nation (Composer).

Joe Iconis has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for "Be More Chill." He was also nominated for Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same show. In addition, Iconis received a nomination for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Be More Chill." Furthermore, he received a nomination for Outstanding Musical at The Lortels for "We the People: America Rocks!" Lastly, Iconis has been recognized as a Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyricist.

Joe Iconis has won several awards for his work in musical theatre. He has been recognized as the most promising musical theatre lyricist and has received accolades for his contributions to the field. His talent and creativity have earned him numerous nominations and wins, solidifying his status as a respected figure in the Broadway community.

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