Concert Version of Alex Davis' Shaving, With Chris Henry Coffey, Christopher Ryan Grant, Gayle Rankin, Presented Jan. 25

By Andrew Gans
January 25, 2013

Selections from the new Alex Davis musical Shaving are presented Jan. 25 at Joe's Pub.

Led by creator Davis, the cast also includes Chris Henry Coffey, Christopher Ryan Grant, Nikki Kimbrough, Grace McLean, Gayle Rankin and Miranda Russo. Show time is 7 PM.

Based on his one-man-show, Alex Davis: Man of the Year, Shaving is described as a "powerful rock musical memoir about love and self-transformation" with music and lyrics by Davis and a book by Davis and Miranda Russo.

Directed by Joseph Hendel, the evening features a live band under the musical direction of Kris Kukul.

Shaving, according to press notes, is a "personal, moving and humor-filled musical by singer/songwriter Alex Davis about his heroic evolution into a transgender man. The only child of iconic actor Brad Davis — the Golden Globe-winner best known for his acclaimed performances in the 1978 film 'Midnight Express' and the 1985 premiere of Larry Kramer’s groundbreaking drama The Normal Heart — who died of AIDS when Alex was just eight years old, Shaving exposes Davis' journey growing up without a father yet triumphantly transitioning into a new world of manhood."

Tickets are $15 and are available at or by calling (212) 967-7555. Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street, between Astor Place and East 4th Street. For more information visit