Julia Mattison, MJ Rodriguez, Andrew Kober and More Will Join Katie Thompson for NYC Return of Christmas With a "K"
16 Dec 2013
Singer-songwriter Katie Thompson, who was seen Off-Broadway in The Public Theater's production of Giant and in the Chicago production of Big Fish, will offer a return engagement of Christmas with a "K" Dec. 22 at the Duplex.
At the 9:30 PM concert, Thompson will be joined by Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida), Daniel Everidge (Grease, Falling), Andrew Kober (Hair), Erin Quill (Avenue Q), Julia Mattison (Godspell), MJ Rodriguez (Rent), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu) and Joel Waggoner (Southern Comfort).
According to press notes, "Katie Thompson sets her sights on Christmas, with a night of carols re-written, standards re-imagined, and New York's finest, funniest voices. Having penned three albums and two-and-a-half musicals, this 'rich-voiced powerhouse' promises to 'put the mayhem back in Bethlehem.'"
Christmas With a "K" was seen at 54 Below Dec. 3. The Duplex concert will benefit Toys for Tots.
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.