Joe Iconis + Lauren Marcus, with other special guests!Dates and tickets
Join us this summer for a series of outdoor performances on our newly renovated outdoor Plaza. Each evening will run about 75 minutes and feature performances by Two River Theater artists.
Two River opens its Plaza Players Series with Tony-Nominated writer and composer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, Love in Hate Nation). Featuring Lauren Marcus and other special guests, Iconis will rock Red Bank into Summer.
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Meet the Artists
Joe Iconis is a musical theater writer, composer and lyricist. He has been nominated for a Tony Award, four Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, a Richard Rodgers Award, and is a former Ars Nova artist-in-residence. Joe’s musical Be More Chill (with Joe Tracz) debuted in March 2019 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre, following a sold-out Off-Broadway run at The Pershing Square Signature Center and a world premiere at Two River Theater. He is the author of Broadway Bounty Hunter (with Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams; Barrington Stage Company and Greenwich House Theater Off-Broadway), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova, NAMT), The Black Suits (with Robert Maddock; Center Theater Group, Barrington Stage Company), ReWrite (Urban Stages, Goodspeed Opera House), and Theaterworks USA’s The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks and We the People. Musicals currently in development include The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson for La Jolla Playhouse (with Gregory S. Moss; directed by Christopher Ashley), Punk Rock Girl. Commissions: Two River Theater (with Joe Tracz). His music appeared on season two of NBC’s Smash, with his song “Broadway, Here I Come!” hailed by the New York Times as a new entry in The Great American Songbook. Albums: Be More Chill (OCR), which has been streamed over 350 million times; Things to Ruin (OCR); Two-Player Game, and The Joe Iconis Rock & Roll Jamboree, all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records.
Lauren Marcus After originating the role of Brooke Lohst in Be More Chillat Two River Theater in 2015, Lauren made her Broadway debut with the show at the Lyceum Theatre in 2019! Other select regional and New York credits include: Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors(Pittsburgh Public Theater), Brigid in The Humans(St. Louis Rep), Amy in Company (Barrington Stage), Beatsville (AsoloRep), The Jonathan Larson Project(Feinstein’s/54 Below), Mary Flynn in Merrily We Roll Along(Sharon Playhouse), Pregnancy Pact(Weston Playhouse), and Miss Asp in Love in Hate Nation(Two River Theater). Lauren is also a singer/songwriter and her debut EP, Never Really Done With You, can be found on Spotify and iTunes. She received her Bachelor of Music from NYU and her Master of Arts from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. More info at www.laurenmarcus.com, @laurmarcus.
ALSO IN THIS SERIES
Real People Things
In Real People Things, we eavesdrop on the intimate conversations between Rosie Peters and Theo Goldberg as they get to know each other through pixels and wires and spotty wifi all leading up to the moment when they have to decide to put down their phones and meet in person.
ToyBox Live with Rinde Eckert
Rinde Eckert (Pericles) returns to Two River with his eclectic collection of instruments to share a selection of songs, readings, monologues, and unexpected imaginings.
Alea and Sinuhé
A high-energy performance that traces the musical heritage of many Latin American countries and walks the line between cumbia, vallenato, ranchera, jazz, and pop.
Upstream By Chesney Snow and Faye Chiao
Upstream fuses piano, beatboxing, spoken word, and soaring vocals to weave a magical musical journey of songs in this Plaza Players performance featuring Chesney Snow (OO-BLA-DEE) with musician/composer Faye Chiao.