PHOTO CALL: Lauren Molina, Nick Cearley, Wesley Taylor, Will Swenson, Ashley Brown and More Strip Down for The Skivvies at Joe's Pub
By Matthew Blank
The Skivvies, comprising actors Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, performed Stripped Down, an evening of covers and original songs, at Joe's Pub Aug. 5.
Will Swenson (Hair, Priscilla...), Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Jessica Hendy (Aida, Cats, Amour), Mitchell Jarvis (Rock of Ages, Fiddler on the Roof) and Wesley Taylor (Rock of Ages, The Addams Family, "Smash") were among the special guests who joined the group in literally stripping down to their skivvies to perform "stripped down" covers of pop songs by such artists as Rihanna, Carole King, George Michael and Lil Jon.
Highlights of the quirky, musically-thrilling evening included Swenson delivering an earnest rendition of Lil Jon's "Get Low" and original Broadway Mary Poppins star Brown breaking out the character's trademark umbrella to perform the Rihanna hit of the same name.
A full set list follows:
"Hot in Herre"
"I Feel the Earth Move"
"My Strongest Suit" with Jessica Hendy
"Call Me Maybe" with Wesley Taylor
"Good Day Sunshine/ Burgundy Shoes" with Susan Blackwell
"Pumped Up Kick"
"Call Me Baby"
"Umbrella" with Ashley Brown
"Diet Mountain Dew"
"Careless Whisper" with Mitchell Jarvis and Andy Gutauskas
"We Found Love"
"Get Low" with Will Swenson
"Video Killed the Radio Star"
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