Theater Review: 'The Black Suits' At The Kirk Douglas Theatre

Theater Review: 'The Black Suits' At The Kirk Douglas Theatre

The teen years are filled with relationship woes and fears of growing up, and “The Black Suits,” directed by John Simpkins and now playing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, does a great job of capturing that teenage angst within the confines of a Long Island garage. Joe Iconis’s new musical...

20 Questions for Joe Iconis

20 Questions for Joe Iconis

Joe Iconis has made his name as a songwriter/dramatist and bandleader in New York City with such shows as Bloodsong of Love and The Black Suits, which had a workshop production last year at Massachusetts’s Barrington Stage and will premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, Oct. 27...

VIDEO: Behind the Musical: Joe Iconis & "The Black Suits"

VIDEO: Behind the Musical: Joe Iconis & "The Black Suits"

Every rock and roll fantasy begins in a garage. Scattered among the drums and guitars are the hopes, dreams, angst and rebellion of a new generation screaming to be heard. Joe Iconis made a big Smash when he penned "Broadway Here I Come" for the NBC series. Now this Jonathan Larson Award-winning...

BroadwayWorld Interviews Joe Iconis

BroadwayWorld Interviews Joe Iconis

During a career that is still in its relative infancy, Joe Iconis (who will be just 31 this month) has written the scores for six musicals, the book and lyrics for three of them and co-wrote the book and lyrics on the other three. He got the idea for his first musical, The Black Suits, in 2003 while a senior at NYU and two...