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‘Be More Chill’ Is Heading to Broadway, Fueled by Social Media

Be More Chill,” an energetic sci-fi musical set in the anxious halls of a high school, is coming to Broadway, propelled not by a presold megabrand or raves from critics, but a surge of social media. Producers are betting that Broadway, increasingly dominated by movie adaptations, jukebox …

Love In Hate Nation Opens Penn State's New Musicals Initiative

Love In Hate Nation Opens Penn State's New Musicals Initiative

Twenty-year-old Amina Faye is onstage, playing Susannah, a teen living in an early 1960s all-girl juvenile hall. Susannah expresses her fears of “two girls going steady,” singing, “I’ll just keep it to myself. Oh, well.” Peering from behind the glow of his laptop, composer Joe Iconis drums his hands lightly...

Photos: Joe Iconis and Family Take Over The Mainstage at Barrington Stage Co.

Photos: Joe Iconis and Family Take Over The Mainstage at Barrington Stage Co.

Stephen Sondheim was in the audience at Barrington Stage Company's production of COMPANY the night before, but last night it was all about Joe Iconis and family appearing on the dark Mainstage for a one night only concert as COMPANY rested for the evening. Mr. Sondheim was highly enthusiastic for...

LOVE LETTER Extends at Don't Tell Mama Due To Popular Demand

Don't Tell Mama is very pleased to announce that an additional performance of the new cabaret show Love Letter: Joe Iconis & Lauren Marcus do Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash has been added due to overwhelming demand. In addition to tonight's fully booked 7:30pm performance, the couple will...

Don't Tell Mama Extends Joe Iconis and Lauren Marcus Cabaret Love Letter

Don't Tell Mama has added an additional performance of the new cabarat show Love Letter: Joe Iconis & Lauren Marcus Do Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash on Saturday, March 25, at 3pm. The work debuted on March 19 and will also play a 7:30pm show on March 20. The show is described as follows: "Acclaimed...

“Broadway Bounty Hunter” delights critics and public, adds performance

“Broadway Bounty Hunter” delights critics and public, adds performance

New musicals are the most difficult for Berkshire theatres to put together successfully for the simple reason that there are twice as many creative voices to be heard and not much more time for hashing it all out than for a simple play. Just scan the credits in the program and there they are: music director...

The New York Times Review: ‘Broadway Bounty Hunter’

The New York Times Review: ‘Broadway Bounty Hunter’

PITTSFIELD, MASS. — Try to top this for typecasting: The daffy, adorable Annie Golden plays, yes, the daffy, adorable Annie Golden in “Broadway Bounty Hunter,” a sweet if slight goof of a musical, making its premiere at Barrington Stage Company here.The show, featuring songs by Joe Iconis and a book by...

‘Broadway Bounty Hunter’ is a wild ride at Barrington Stage

‘Broadway Bounty Hunter’ is a wild ride at Barrington Stage

PITTSFIELD — If ever a show was powered by sheer adrenaline, it’s “Broadway Bounty Hunter.’’ Well, that and the fertile mind of composer-lyricist and co-librettist Joe Iconis. He’s the primary creative force behind this rollicking musical mash-up, now receiving its world premiere at Barrington Stage Company...

Backstage: Broadway’s Next Generation Gets Its Start in Concerts

Backstage: Broadway’s Next Generation Gets Its Start in Concerts

Many would argue that Joe Iconis birthed the rock ’n’ roll musical theater cabaret and helped create this concert culture, first with his collection of songs “Things to Ruin,” which premiered at Ars Nova in 2006. Around the same time, writing duo Kerrigan and Lowdermilk were putting on shows around town, and...