Saturday, May 14, 2011 10PM Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow Street New York, NY (at 7th Avenue, South of Christopher Street)
Lobby bar opens at 9:45pm and drinks may be brought into the theatre. No minimum.
(Use discount code: LVTR27Â for $5 off.)
MUSICAL GUESTS: JOE MCGINTY, MICHAEL MCGINNIS & LEON DEWAN. They play music to inspire improvised scenes. The scenes might inspire them to play other music. Nothing is planned; it’s all improvised. You will never see this show again.
FEATURING an INTRODUCTION by a standup comic, raconteur, or expert on the subject of Beauty Love AND/OR Truth.
This show: DAVID REES (Get Your War On, Artisanal Pencil Sharpening)
This show’s IMPROVISERS include:
Kirk Damato (UCB, Cakey! The Cake From Outer Space, Picasso at the Lapin Agile-Tokyo)
Brigid Boyle (Taco Supreme, Magnet)
Brian Fountain (UCB, ImprovEverywhere, Freak Dance)
Shannon Manning (UCB, Magnet, PIT, IO, Conan)
Patrick McCartney (Elf, Second City, UCB)
Louie Pearlman (Story Pirates, The Spidey Project, Magnet)
Mary Regan (UCB, Magnet, PIT)
and more TBA or kept secret! Lineup subject to change.
“These evenings are a hoot! I play my songs, then talented improvisers create sketches inspired by the music. A must see!” Joe McGinty
Joe McGinty has recorded and/or performed with The Psychedelic Furs, The Ramones, Debbie Harry, Stew and The Negro Problem, Devendra Banhart, Nada Surf, Ronnie Spector, Daniel Johnston, Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes, Space Hog, and many others. Full discography here.
He has been the music director for AMFAR’s 25th Anniversary Gala (backing Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight), Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars”, The Tribeca Film Festival, The Director’s Guild Awards, ABC’s “My Kind Of Town” game show, MoveOn.org, and The David Lynch Foundation.
His original projects include McGinty and White, Baby Steps, Circuit Parade, Space Nutz.
He has contributed music to Bored To Death, Funny Or Die, Last Chance Harvey, The Big Gay Sketch Show, The Whitest Kids You Know, The Virginity Hit and The Daily Show.
He is the founder and music director of the Loser’s Lounge tribute series, playing consistently to sold-out rooms in New York City since 1993.
Every tuesday he hosts “Live Piano Karaoke” at the Manhattan Inn.
Michael McGinnis has an eclectic and unique voice on the saxophone, clarinet and flute and has worked with some of todayâ€™s most innovative and influential artists including Anthony Braxtonâ€™s Trillium E Orchestra, Steve Colemanâ€™s Aquarius Ingress (Ravi Coltrane, Tony Malaby, Miguel Zenon and Chris Speed), the Lonnie Plaxico Group, Stew & Heidi (of Passing Strange/the Negro Problem), Fela! On Broadway (saxophone soloist), Art Lande, Yo La Tengo,the Ohad Talmor/Steve Swallow Sextet, Jackie Cain, Deidre Murray (Bard Summerscape), Ravi Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Erik Deutsch Band, Kyoko Kitamura, Lisle Ellis, Martin Kersels (Whitney Biennial 2009), Harris Eisenstadt, Darcy James Argueâ€™s Secret Society, Alan Ferber Nonet, the four bags, Clem Snide and the Losers Lounge among others.
He recorded his debut CD â€œTangentsâ€ with his group Between Green (which included Shane Endsley andÂ Jacob Sacks) for Ravi Coltraneâ€™s RKM Music label in 2000.Â Â As a co-leader he has recorded 3 albumsÂ with the four bags, one with DDYGG and one with OK|OK.
His performances and compositionsÂ have been featured on WNYC, VH1, ABC, MTV, The Daily Show and HBO.Â Â You can see him playing theÂ flute in the Ang Lee film â€œTaking Woodstockâ€ (2009).
Leon Dewan apprenticed to his inventor father since early childhood, helping him to construct homemade test equipment and numerous electromechanical, solid state and vacuum tube based radio frequency prototypes. He recorded his first electronic music in 1980 with a calculator and an electronic quiz game which broadcast signals to a clock radio tuned between stations. In 1989 he received a degree in physics at Yale University. He has played guitar and sung in New York based band The Happiest Guys In The World as well as The Philistines Jr, Shaumgummi, and Dangerspoon, and has made guest guitar and production appearances on several Guster recordings. He collaborated with sculptress Kathleen Griffin and for the Sculpture Center’s inaugural In Practice series created an installation involving large hollow spherical bodies made of hard candy with circuitry inside that caused the candy spheres to self-resonate at various points along their resonant spectrums. Governed by slow chaos, they harmonized in unpredictable ways, “singing” to each other in the vaulted cellar of The Sculpture Center in Queens. Leon has performed at Rich Forum, the Knitting Factory, and Pierogi2000 Gallery, among other venues.Beauty Love Truth is produced and directed by Shannon Manning and Louie Pearlman of Sparkle Television. Contact SHANNON a*t SPARKLETELEVISION d*o*t c*o*m