With an appetite for destruction - and laughs - Brian Beacock stars as an Axl Rose-like figure named Axl Rose in the Andy Prieboy's musical, White Trash Wins Lotto. White Trash will have two performances June 9 and 10 at New York City's P.S. 122.
Tracing the history of Rose's rise to fame in Hollywood from an early life in the midwest, White Trash Wins Lotto is a satire on the starry eyed youth who makes good in the entertainment business. The songs include "L.A. L.A. Lulah," "New Duran Duran," Wealthy, F---ked Up and Free" and "Give 'Em the Meat," in which a Dr. Seuss-esque Steven Tyler advises Axl on songwriting.
While leading Wall of Voodoo and penning the cult hit "Tomorrow Wendy" for Concrete Blonde, Prieboy honed the musical skills which would birth White Trash's satirical score. A Midwesterner himself (from East Chicago, Indiana), Prieboy was inspired to write White Trash as a joke after listening to his neighbors pound out Broadway style songs next door.
Beacock's roles have included Los Angeles productions of Naked boys Singing!, The Last Hairdresser and When Pigs Fly, as well as White Trash at the Roxy on Sunset.
Tickets are $10. P.S. 122 is located at 150 1st Avenue. For tickets, call (212) 477-5829 or (888) 33-TOYOTA. -- By Christine Ehren