THE SCREENING ROOM: The Skivvies, Will Swenson, Wesley Taylor and More Strip Down to Sing at Joe's Pub (Video)
07 Aug 2012
Joe's Pub got steamy on Aug. 5 when the musical group the Skivvies, comprising actors Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, took the stage with some special guests – clad only in their underwear.
Molina (Sweeney Todd, Candide) and Cearley (All Shook Up, Next to Normal) played everything from the cello, ukulele, guitar and glockenspiel to the melodica during the evening that featured special guests 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 ("Smash," Rock of Ages, The Addams Family).
Here's a look at highlights from the concert:
The Skivvies - "Hot in Here"/"It's Hot Up Here"/"Hot Hot Hot."
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.