PHOTO CALL: The Skivvies Make L.A. Debut with Barrett Foa, Laura Benanti, Daisy Eagan, Robin de Jesus and More
07 Mar 2013
The scantily-clad music duo The Skivvies made their Los Angeles debut March 4 with special guests including Tony Award winners Laura Benanti and Daisy Eagan.
Featuring actor-musicians Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd, Marry Me a Little) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up), the Skivvies are known for their acoustic performances of pop songs, wearing nothing but their underwear. The duo and their guests play instruments ranging from the cello, ukulele, guitar and glockenspiel to the melodica.
The Skivvies played L.A.'s Rockwell Table & Stage at 9 PM. In addition to Benanti (Gypsy) and Eagan (The Secret Garden), the concert featured Tony nominee Robin de Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage), Leslie McDonel (American Idiot, Hairspray), Lisa Datz (The Full Monty, Titanic), Barrett Foa (Avenue Q), Kate Morgan Chadwick (Grease), Joseph Morales (In the Heights) and Bradley Sattler on drums.
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.