Jeremy Jordan, Adam Guettel, Andrew Rannells and More Among Joe Iconis & Family, Beginning April 15 at 54 Below
By Michael Gioia
"Smash" star and Newsies Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza) and Book of Mormon Tony nominee Andrew Rannells are among the the lineup of performers for Joe Iconis & Family, which is offered April 15-May 5 at 54 Below.
Joe Iconis & Family, produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, is held April 15 at 7 PM, April 20 at 11 PM, April 26 at 11 PM and May 5 at 7 PM.
Set to perform are Jordan (April 20 only), Guettel (May 5 only), Nick Blaemire (April 26 only), Liz Lark Brown, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Molly Hager, Dennis Michael Keefe, MK Lawson, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse (April 15 and April 20 only), Rannells (April 15 only), Krysta Rodriguez, Rob Rokicki, Mike Rosengarten, Lance Rubin, Jared Weiss and Jason "SweetTooth" Williams, among others.
Here's how the evening is billed: "Join Mr. Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks as they roar their way through a set of Joe's incendiary songs. The huge cast of brilliant actor/singers, lunatic musicians and legendary special guests will offer you an evening where searing character studies meet drunken back room sing-alongs. This is no mere concert. This is a great, big, howling love-letter to passionate musical theater at its best and bloodiest. Grease up your kazoo, fill your whiskey glass and stay for a while. It’s going to be a helluva night."
Iconis penned the Drama Desk Award-nominated Bloodsong of Love, The Black Suits, ReWrite and The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks as well as the theatrical concert Things to Ruin. His songs have also appeared on the second season of the NBC musical drama "Smash." For more on his work, read the Playbill.com Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.
54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets are $25. For more information and tickets, call (866) 468-7619 or visit 54Below.com.
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