James Monroe Iglehart, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Chip Zien, Amy Spanger Join Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular Lineup

News   James Monroe Iglehart, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Chip Zien, Amy Spanger Join Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular Lineup
 
Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Suzanne Vega, Amy Spanger, Chip Zien and more have joined the lineup for The 7th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, which will be held Dec. 19-20 at 54 Below.

James Monroe Iglehart
James Monroe Iglehart

As previously announced, John Simpkins will direct the performances, and Jennifer Ashley Tepper produces. Show times are Dec. 19 at 8 PM and 11 PM and Dec. 20 at 8 PM and 11 PM.

The show will feature special guests Annie Golden, Iglehart (Dec. 19 at 11 PM only), Jones (Dec. 19 at 11 PM only), Spanger (Dec. 20 at 11 PM only), Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Vega (Dec. 19 at 8 PM only) and Zien (Dec. 20 at 8 PM only).

Iconis "family members" at the shows include Nick Blaemire, Ally Bonino, Jimmy Brewer, Liz Lark Brown, Sarah Cetrulo, Harrison Chad, Donald Coggin, Bill Coyne, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Seth Eliser, Badia Farha, Alexandra Ferrara, Danielle Gimbal, Josh Greenblatt, Molly Hager, Ian Kagey, Dennis Michael Keefe, Jessica Kent, Jane Kivnick, Emily Kratter, Rachel Lee, Lorinda Lisitza, Lauren Marcus, Julia Mattison, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse, Ray Munoz, James Penca, AnnMarie Powers, Rob Rokicki, Ashley Rodbro, Will Roland, Charlie Rosen, Mike Rosengarten, Lance Rubin, Katie Schorr (8 PM performances only), Jordan Stanley, Rachel Sussman, Taylor Trensch (11 PM performances only), Cait Weisensee, Jared Weiss and Jason SweetTooth Williams.

According to press notes, "Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks are back by popular demand in this seventh annual insane celebration of all things red and green. Featuring brand new holiday songs, old favorites, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and an ungodly number of candy canes, it promises to be the happiest holiday hoedown you've ever seen."

Jennifer Werner choreographs, and Michelle Eden Humphrey is the costume designer. 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 (cast recording now available on Ghostlight Records). His songs were featured on Season 2 of NBC's "Smash," and he is currently working on commissions for La Jolla Playhouse and Two River Theater.

54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets are available at (866) 468-7619 or at 54Below.com.

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