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[Regional (US), 2019]
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[New York, 2006]
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LOVE IN HATE NATION Special Edition Cassette to be Released in December Photo LOVE IN HATE NATION Special Edition Cassette to be Released in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and TWO RIVER THEATER have announced the release of Love in Hate Nation ‚Äď Original Cast Recording in a special cassette edition, scheduled for Friday, December 2.

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Releases Programming Through June 5th Photo FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Releases Programming Through June 5th
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.

Joe Iconis, George Salazar, Teal Wicks & More to Take Part in Two River Theater Event Photo Joe Iconis, George Salazar, Teal Wicks & More to Take Part in Two River Theater Event
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Theater enthusiasts are invited to¬†join Two River Theater Founder and Event Chair Joan Rechnitz¬†on Saturday, May 21, 2022¬†in celebrating the launch of the ‚ÄėDias/Hurst New Musical Fund‚Äô in honor of Two River Theater‚Äôs outgoing leaders¬†John Dias, Artistic Director, and Michael Hurst, Managing Director.¬† ¬†

WATCH: LOVE IN HATE NATION Releases Music Video to Celebrate Trans Visibility Day Photo WATCH: LOVE IN HATE NATION Releases Music Video to Celebrate Trans Visibility Day
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS¬†and¬†TWO RIVER THEATER¬†have released the new music video ‚ÄúMasochist‚ÄĚ from¬†Love in Hate Nation¬†‚ÄstOriginal Cast Recording¬†‚Äď with book, music and lyrics by¬†Joe Iconis¬†‚Äď to celebrate¬†Trans Visibility Day.¬†

LOVE IN HATE NATION Original Cast Recording Out Today Photo LOVE IN HATE NATION Original Cast Recording Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2022

Love in Hate Nation¬†‚ÄstOriginal Cast Recording is available in digital and streaming formats today,¬†Friday, February 11.¬†Love in Hate Nation¬†features book, music and lyrics by¬†Joe Iconis¬†and direction by¬†John Simpkins.

BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'Solitary' From LOVE IN HATE NATION Photo BWW Exclusive: Listen to 'Solitary' From LOVE IN HATE NATION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2022

Love in Hate Nation¬†‚ÄstOriginal Cast Recording¬†will be released in digital and streaming formats on¬†Friday, February 11. Get a first listen to 'Solitary' from the musical!

Joe Iconis' LOVE IN HATE NATION Cast Recording to Be Released on February 11 Photo Joe Iconis' LOVE IN HATE NATION Cast Recording to Be Released on February 11
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2022

Love in Hate Nation¬†‚Äď Original Cast Recording, will be released in digital and streaming formats on Friday, February 11. The album is now available for pre-order.

Emily Bear to Moderate Andrew Lloyd Webber Discussion at TheaterMakers Summit Photo Emily Bear to Moderate Andrew Lloyd Webber Discussion at TheaterMakers Summit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021

TikTok and musical prodigy Emily Bear (The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical) will moderate the discussion with Eight-time Tony Award winner and keynote speaker Andrew Lloyd Webber at the fifth annual TheaterMakers Summit, this weekend, November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day November 8.

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Deliver Keynote Address at 5th Annual TheaterMakers Summit Thi Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber to Deliver Keynote Address at 5th Annual TheaterMakers Summit This Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021

Eight-time Tony Award winner Andrew Lloyd Webber will deliver the keynote address at the fifth annual TheaterMakers Summit. The TheaterMakers Studio presents the 2021 TheaterMakers Summit November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day November 8.

Over 50 New TheaterMakers Added to 5th Annual TheaterMakers Summit Photo Over 50 New TheaterMakers Added to 5th Annual TheaterMakers Summit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2021

The TheaterMakers Studio¬†will¬†present¬†the fifth annual¬†TheaterMakers Summit, on¬†November 6 and 7, with a special bonus day on November 8. With Broadway reopening, the theme of this year‚Äôs event is ‚ÄúPlaces Please.‚ÄĚ The 2021¬†TheaterMakers Summit¬†will be held virtually for attendees and speakers.

John Simpkins Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Clips From Joe Iconis' LOVE IN HATE NATION in All New Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Clips From Joe Iconis' LOVE IN HATE NATION in All New Trailer

by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019

Performances began on November 9 for Love in Hate Nation, an original rock romance set in a 1960s Juvie Hall that features book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins.

VIDEO: Watch the Music Video For 'Oh Well' From Joe Iconis' LOVE IN HATE NATION Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Music Video For 'Oh Well' From Joe Iconis' LOVE IN HATE NATION

by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2019

Performances begin on November 9 for Love in Hate Nation, an original rock romance set in a 1960s Juvie Hall that features book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins. Watch the music video for 'Oh Well'!

VIDEO: See LOVE IN HATE NATION Cast Record 'Revolution Song' Videoplay
VIDEO: See LOVE IN HATE NATION Cast Record 'Revolution Song'

by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2019

Joe Iconis' new musical Love in Hate Nation is getting ready to hit the stage of Two River Theater, and we're getting a first listen to the cast as they hit the recording studio! Check out the video for a peek at Joe alongside Lauren Marcus and more performing the show's anthem, 'Revolution Song'!

VIDEO: Director John Simpkins Talks LOVE IN HATE NATION at Two River Videoplay
VIDEO: Director John Simpkins Talks LOVE IN HATE NATION at Two River

by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2019

Rehearsals have begun and it feels like sha la la for Love in Hate Nation, an original rock romance set in a 1960s Juvie Hall that features book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis, directed by John Simpkins. Love in Hate Nation has music direction and vocal arrangements by Annastasia Victory, music supervision and orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, and choreography by Mayte Natalio. Performances will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, November 9 and continue through Sunday, December 1. The opening night performance is Friday, November 15 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org.

BWW TV Exclsuive: Watch Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Sing THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 1, 2016

The Legend of New York, with music by Joshua Salzman and book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, is a Sodom and Gomorrah story set during the 1977 New York City blackout. An angel appears to a NYC cop and sends him on a quest to find three souls worth saving by sunrise or else the city will be destroyed. This funk-infused new musical celebrates '70s New York in all its grungy glory-taking you from Central Park to Times Square to CBGBs to, of course, the legendary Studio 54.

STAGE TUBE: Veronica Dunne Performing 'Blue Hair' in CTG's THE BLACK SUITS
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2013

The world premiere of 'The Black Suits,' began previews October 27 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk DouglasTheatre in Culver City. Performances run through November 24, 2013. The cast features Jimmy Brewer, Harrison Chad, Veronica Dunne, Coby Getzug, Annie Golden and Will Roland. Click below to watch Veronica Dunne performing 'Blue Hair.'

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from CTG's THE BLACK SUITS!
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2013

The world premiere of 'The Black Suits,' began previews October 27 at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk DouglasTheatre in Culver City. Opening night is November 3 and performances run through November 24, 2013. The cast features Jimmy Brewer, Harrison Chad, Veronica Dunne, Coby Getzug, Annie Golden and Will Roland. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Krysta Rodriguez Performs 'I Wish You A Merry Christmas' at JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2012

Krysta Rodriguez performed 'I Wish You A Merry Christmas' on December 15 as part of The 5th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular at 54 Below. Click below to watch her sing!

STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Sings 'I'll Be Home For Christmas' at JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2012

Former NEWSIES star Jeremy Jordan sang 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' at the 5th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular at 54 Below last week. Click below to watch his performance!

STAGE TUBE: Songs from JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2012

Michael Cerveris, Krysta Rodriguez, Taylor Trensch, Julia Mattison, A. J. Shively, Ashley Sweetman, Mike Pettry, Kristen da Costa, Ross Wolkenbrod, Kimberly Kaye, and Jordan Stanley were part of The 5th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, along with Susan Blackwell, Annie Golden, Jeremy Jordan, and more. The show was presented December 14 and 15 at 54 Below. Watch selections from the concerts below!