FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents "Penn State Sings Joe Iconis" on Saturday, January 28, at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The seniors of the Penn State Musical Theatre program sing the incendiary showtune, rock and roll, story songs of Joe Iconis. Joe himself will join the students onstage for this special evening of well-known tunes and brand-new material. Expect classic Iconis tunes as well as scenes and songs from his new world premiere musical commissioned by Penn State. A romance set in a 1960s juvie hall for girls, the yet-untitled musical uses classic “bad girl” movies as the inspiration for a story of young people caught between eras of a changing America and their attempt to break out of the boxes society has created around them.
John Simpkins (The Black Suits, Bloodsong of Love) directs the cast that features Iconis, as well as Jessie Davidson, Alex Dorf, Miranda Gelch, Maggie Malaney, Lauren Moore, Hannah Provisor, Libby Rosenfield, London Sperry, and Aidan Wharton. Beth Burrier is music director. The band includes Iconis regulars Ian Kagey, Rob Rokicki, Josh Plotner, and Seth Eliser.
There is a $25-$65 cover charge and $20-$25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4 p.m. are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
MORE ABOUT JOE ICONIS and PENN STATE MUSICAL THEATRE
Joe Iconis has penned the musicals Be More Chill, Drama Desk Award-nominated Bloodsong of Love, The Black Suits, ReWrite, and The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks, as well as the theatrical concert Things to Ruin (co-conceived with Simpkins). His songs were featured on Season 2 of NBC’s Smash, and he is currently working on several new musicals.
Penn State is the proud home of one of the preeminent training programs in musical theatre. Led by Head of Musical Theatre John Simpkins—and boasting the country’s largest dedicated musical theatre faculty—this highly selective program trains students to immediately compete in the NYC musical theatre industry. Alumni regularly work on Broadway and around the world. The highly specialized training received over four years includes a commissioned musical written specifically for each senior class.
MORE ABOUT FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW
54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, and Michael Feinstein, one of the world’s great musical artists, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein’s/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein’s/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In its description of the venue, The New York Times writes Feinstein’s/54 Below “has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade- patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan’s other major supper clubs.” Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein’s/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105.