The show is billed as a "Felliniesque," 90-minute autobiographical rock opera that uses an interactive cabaret-variety show format, including burlesquers, aerialists and other circus acts. Performances will run Feb. 20-28.
According to Phillips, the inspiration for the project came from a desire “to take the traditional one-man show idea of 'here's my life story,' and throw a grenade in it."
On moving the show to The Box, he added, “Now the show can really let its freak flag fly. Certain elements that I had to cut from the earlier versions at Joe’s Pub – like aerialists and tightrope walkers – can now be realized. And the new ending will have audience members up on their feet and singing.”
Phillips has performed in numerous New York City venues, blending orchestral rock, surrealist theatre and cabaret. He has written and produced songs for Amy Poehler, Joey Arias, Raven O and Sherry Vine and they have featured on several television programs including Showtime's "Shameless" and CBS' "Eleventh Hour."
Tickets are now available by visiting lifeanddeath.brownpapertickets.com or calling 1 800 838 3006. The Box is located at 189 Chrystie St., New York.