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Holiday Cheer Exploded: On Stage at The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular

Behind the scenes and in performance with the fifth annual holiday celebration.

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Broadway nightspot 54 Below rang in the holiday season on December 14 and 15 with the 5th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, an environmental rock-and-roll concert-revue that has become a cult favorite. Directed by John Simpkins and produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper, the production, hosted by Drama Desk nominee Iconis, featured a cast of three-dozen and special guests including Santa Claus, Jesus, Charles Dickens, Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris (currently of Evita), Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), Kimberly Kaye (Loose Cattle), Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), and Annie Golden (The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World). Songs included Christmastime favorites like "Santa Baby," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "Hard Candy Christmas," and "Fairytale of New York," along with a few of Iconis' own compositions.

We followed the cast from rehearsal room to their closing night performance at 54 Below for this slideshow of holiday merriment.

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