Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree Plays the Beechman Beginning Jan. 5; Rapp Guests

News   Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree Plays the Beechman Beginning Jan. 5; Rapp Guests
Original Rent star Anthony Rapp will be the special guest at the The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree, which begins a limited engagement at the Laurie Beechman Theatre Jan. 5.
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The concerts, which feature the songs of Joe Iconis, will also play the theatre located within the West Bank Cafe Jan. 6, 13 and 19. The cast for the four evenings include Katrina Dideriksen, Matt Hinkley, Lauren Marcus, Krysta Rodriguez, Lance Rubin, Brent Stranathan, Jared Weiss, Jason "SweetTooth" Williams and The Kissin' Kazoo Sisters (Liz Lark Brown and Sarah Glendening). The concerts will also feature special guest stars: the aforementioned Rapp (Jan. 5), Cortney Wolfson (Jan. 6) and Annie Golden (Jan. 19).

Show times are Jan. 5 and 6 at 8 PM, Jan. 13 at 6 PM and Jan. 19 at 9:30 PM.

The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree, according to press notes, is "a laid-back evening of Iconis tunes, featuring cuts from Joe's recently-orphaned musical The Black Suits, and a bunch of new songs. Songs of hate and hope, suburbia and pornography, cougars and jailbait, dead people and livin' things and more sing-alongs than you can shake a glass of whiskey at."

Joe Iconis, who received his MFA from the NYU/Tisch Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, is a recipient of both the Jonathan Larson Award and the Daryl Roth Award. A production of Iconis' Black Suits, which was scheduled to begin in May at MCC Theatre, was recently canceled.

The Laurie Beechman Theater is located inside the West Bank Café at 407 West 42nd Street. There is a $5 cover charge and a $15 food/drink minimum; for reservations call (212) 695-6909.

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