CONCERT REVIEWS

 

Joe Iconis and Family

“His lyrics always came across as authentic, almost like little heart to heart confessions set to music, sprinkled with ironic humor that rhymed… The Family shows true range and virtuosity.”

Berkshire On Stage

 

“Looks something like the Grand Ole Opry stage might have if Joe Cocker’s 1970 Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour had invaded… Songwriter, performer, and potty mouth Joe Iconis knows how astonishingly talented he is. You could say he’s building on his surname and won’t rest until he an Icon is. Were all right with the world, that day wouldn’t be far off.”

Backstage Review

The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular

“The 3rd Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular was, as expected, loaded with quirky holiday goodness, but the routine that really floored me was an Edward Albee-ish take on Santa and Mrs. Claus performed by Lorinda Lisitza and Jason “Sweet Tooth” Williams.”

BroadwayWorld 2011 Top Ten

Performance at Sondheim UnPlugged

“Along the way there were some grand reinterpretations, such as Joe Iconis and his band, who brought a terrific bluegrass feel to ‘Back in Business.’”

The Sondheim Review

Triumphant Baby!

“Triumphant Baby is as original and a solid a thirteen-song cabaret show as you’ll ever hear.”

Cabaret Scenes Review

 

INTERVIEWS, FEATURES, WHATNOTS

 

 

 

BLOODSONG OF LOVE

“A rollicking presentation! Joe Iconis is the best musical theatre writer that the public has never heard of.”

NY Theatre Review

 

“With Bloodsong of Love, Iconis has finally proven that he’s worthy of his buzz.”

NY Press Review

 

“A wildly funny, happily tuneful, and graphically bloody pocket-sized musical that regularly threatens to burst beyond the small Ars Nova stage.”

BroadwayWorld Review

 

“It’s a post-modern, self-referential, joyful explosion of song that delights in manipulating every cliché in the book.”

Ben Lerman Review

REWRITE

“Mr. Iconis is still as loopy as his reputation suggests.”

NY Times review

 

“A bitchin’ triptych of one-act pop/rock musicals.”

NY Press Review

 

“Iconis is truly a necessary voice in theatre (or rather in the artistic world in general) and is deserving of even more attention and adulation.”

Reviewing The Drama Review

 

“Who, you may ask, is Joe Iconis? He might very well be the new voice of musical comedy.”

TalkEntertainment Review

THINGS TO RUIN

“I would call “Things to Ruin” the beginning of something, except that it is already well under way.”

NY Times Review

 

“It’s so much fun that it’s a little overwhelming — “transporting” is probably the best word…”

Variety review

 

“By the time the first of the evening’s insanely catchy hooks has been repeated for a dozen or so times the very human fear of not having accomplished all you intended in your own short lifespan smacks you in the heart even as your head is bobbing to the hard-driving rhythm.”

BroadwayWorld review

 

“This score might not be in the 20th century American musical theatre tradition, but we ain’t livin’ in the 20th century anymore.”

Playbill.com Review

THE PLANT THAT ATE DIRTY SOCKS

“It’s a rock-‘em, sock-‘em little score.”

TimeOut NY Review

 

“The score and book are fresh, fun and vibrant. Using melodies that are at once smart, catchy and age-appropriate, Iconis has created a musical that can appeal to kids and their parents alike.”

BroadwayWorld Review

 

 

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