Kinky Boots' Lena Hall and Rock Band The Deafening Will Celebrate Video Release Oct. 2 in NYC

By Michael Gioia
October 1, 2013

Lena Hall (Celina Carvajal), who plays Nicola in the Tony-winning Broadway musical Kinky Boots, and her rock band The Deafening will celebrate the release of their second music video with a viewing party and performance Oct. 2 at Arlene's Grocery.

Titled "Dress You Up," the video — which features special aerial effects by Bobby Hedglin-Taylor — stars Hall and fellow Kinky Boots cast member Joey Taranto.

At the 11 PM event, Hall will be joined by Burt Rock on guitar, Dylan Doyle on bass and drummer Mick Harrison.

Here's how the band is described: "The Deafening assembled in early 2008 with two clear missions. First, the band intentionally shed nearly all the petty contrivances of popular modern rock by striping its sound to the raw heart of classic rock. Second, The Deafening seeks to earn its' name by resurrecting the bombastic theater of the big live rock and roll show. Influences are numerous, and primarily counted as Guns N’ Roses, MC5, Iggy Pop, Kiss, The Rolling Stones, AC DC, Queen, and The Misfits. The band’s trademark is a unique blend of glam, horror, punk, blues and sleaze rock blasted through big guitar stacks, all while boasting one of the most interactive and memorable stage shows ever put together."

Hall has also appeared on Broadway in Tarzan, Dracula, 42nd Street and Cats. Her other stage work includes The Toxic Avenger, Rooms (New World Stages), Radiant Baby (Public Theater), Empire (Spiegelworld), Prometheus Bound (A.R.T.), The Last Goodbye (Williamstown) and Bedbugs!!! (NYMF Outstanding Actor Award).

Arlene's Grocery is located at 95 Stanton Street. There will be a $5 cover charge. For more information and tickets, visit

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