Thursday, May 24, 2018

Next at Two River’s popular new series of master classes composer/lyricist Joe Iconis

Joe Iconis photo by Stephanie Wessels

RED BANK, NJ — Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces a special Q&A with composer/lyricist Joe Iconis as part of First Monday Masters, Two River’s popular new series of  master classes led by artists affiliated with Two River Theater’s recent productions and current season.

Picture this: Joe Iconis, a keyboard, and a small room full of people. Now is your chance to ask Joe what you’ve always wanted to know about Be More Chill, Smash, and what he’s working on next!

Tickets for the special Q&A on Monday, June 4 are $40. To purchase a ticket or for more information, patrons should visit or call 732.345.1400.

JOE ICONIS is an acclaimed musical theater writer whose musical Be More Chill (written with Joe Tracz) premiered at Two River in 2015 and will play Off-Broadway at the Signature Theatre in NYC this summer; the original cast recording has been streamed more than 100 million times. Iconis and Tracz are currently writing a new musical as a Two River Theater commission. His other musicals include Love in Hate Nation, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Bloodsong of Love, and his song “Broadway, Here I Come!” was cited by the New York Times as a new entry in the Great American Songbook. He was named “one to watch” in Billboard's Top 10 picks of the next generation of Broadway singers and songwriters. His albums Two-Player Game, Be More Chill, Things to Ruin and The Joe Iconis Rock and Roll Jamboree are all available on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records. He has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, a Lucille Lortel Award, and is the recipient of an Ed Kleban Award, a Jonathan Larson Award, an ASCAP Harold Adamson Lyric Award, and a MAC John Wallowitch Songwriting Award.


Two River Theater’s Education programs are supported in part by The Community Foundation of New Jersey, Investors Foundation, The Jorgensen Foundation, New Jersey Natural Gas, OceanFirst, The Mary Owen Borden Foundation, The Stone Foundation of New Jersey, and are made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Two River Theater is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Monmouth University, The Shubert Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Riverview Medical Center, The Stone Foundation of New Jersey, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation,  The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Springpoint Senior Living Foundation at The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Jorgensen Foundation, US Trust, Wells Fargo, William T. Morris Foundation, Kessler Foundation,  Investors Foundation, The John Ben Snow Foundation, VNA Health Group, Brookdale Community College, and many other generous foundations, corporations and

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