Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular Held Dec. 14-15; Jeremy Jordan, Michael Cerveris, Annie Golden Among Performers
14 Dec 2012
The 5th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, the annual holiday event featuring the tunes of rising songwriter Joe Iconis, is held Dec. 14-15 at the new Manhattan nightclub 54 Below.
John Simpkins directs the performances, which are offered at 8 PM and 11 PM on both nights.
The lineup of performers includes Susan Blackwell, Liz Lark Brown, Livie Casto, Michael Cerveris (Dec. 15 at 11 PM only), Sarah Cetrulo, Bill Coyne, Kristen da Costa, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Jenny Donoghue, Badia Farha (Dec. 14 only), Alexandra Ferrara, Kenny Francoeur, Annie Golden, Molly Hager, Jeremy Jordan (Dec. 15 at 11 PM only), Ian Kagey, Kimberly Kaye (Dec. 15 at 11 PM only), Jessica Kent, MK Lawson, Rachel Lee, Lorinda Lisitza, Lauren Marcus, Julia Mattison, Eric William Morris, Jeremy Morse, Ray Munoz, Mike Pettry, Ashley Rodbro, Krysta Rodriguez (Dec. 15 only), Rob Rokicki, Will Roland, Lance Rubin, George Salazar, Katie Schorr, A.J. Shively, Jordan Stanley, Rachel Sussman, Ashley Sweetman, Taylor Trensch (Dec. 14-15 at 11 PM only), Brandon Uranowitz, Ryan Vaughn, Jared Weiss, Jason "SweetTooth" Williams and Ross Wolkenbrod.
Jennifer Ashley Tepper produces The 5th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, which promises "brand new holiday songs, old favorites, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and an ungodly number of candy canes."
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