Andrew Rannells, Krysta Rodriguez, Nick Blaemire and More Set for Joe Iconis & Family at 54 Below
26 Mar 2013
Tony Award nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon), "Smash" actress Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family) and Nick Blaemire (Godspell, Dogfight) are among the artists who will take part in Joe Iconis & Family at 54 Below in April.
Joe Iconis & Family, produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, will be offered 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 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), 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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.