NITE FLIGHT ARTISTS – SPRING 2014
Singer-songwriter and pioneering rock music writer MICHAEL LYDON will bring his pop-jazz originals and standards back to the Phoenix Nite Flite series for the second year in a row. Lydon, known to millions as “The Handsomest Man in the World, ” has played his romantic swinging music in clubs, colleges, churches, and streetfairs all around New York City for decades. At Nite Flite he’ll be accompanied by his long-time partner, pianist Ellen Mandel, plus new friends, singer Janis Russell and bassist-singer Mike Weatherly–the whole gang will get the audience singing! Lydon, a founding editor of Rolling Stone, will also read from his rock writing, including his college column on the Beatles arriving in the US and his eyewitness account of touring embedded with the Rolling Stones. Come down to the Wild Project for an exciting late night of hippie memories and modern romance with MICHAEL LYDON.
5/9 at 10pm During our Spring Rep!
HEARSAY & HYPERBOLE
Hearsay & Hyperbole is the voice, video and performance project of Alexis Powell. Like a foreign coin on a city sidewalk or a necklace buried in the dirt, Alexis Powell’s music as Hearsay and Hyperbole is earthy but mysterious. Her first EP, Hold Your Fire, mixes open-throated vocals with percussion-heavy arrangements that evoke folk, gospel and the darker moods of country without ever conforming to one in particular. Intrigued by the inspiration found in sleep, her live performances incorporate fugues and loops, playing with the repetition inherent in unconscious states. On May 10th, Alexis will be performing dreams (yours and her own).
5/10 at 10pm During our Spring Rep!
THE PETTING ZOO
Back by popular demand, Phoenix presents New York’s popular and loved “Petting Zoo” as they present on the spot improvised musicals, operas, operettas, and more, from audience suggestions. However during our Fall/Winter Rep, some of the recommendations may just be dedicated to some of our First Stories Festival themes or famous Villains inspired by our Bad to the Bone Series!
Not to be missed…. Great Fun, Genius, and Just a Bit Scandalous!
5/16 at 10pm During our Spring Rep!
Chris Lowe is a singer/songwriter who grew up in and around New York City. He has lived in Greenwich Village all his adult life and this is reflected in his songs about the people, places and things in his beloved neighborhood. His first album was produced by his friend and mentor Dave Van Ronk who said that Chris writes songs with,”a wonderful sense of place…captured with a deftness that a novelist might envy.” Heavily influenced by the delta and country blues artists of the thirties as well as traditional folk, jazz and classical, Chris’s music displays a unique synthesis of the old and new.
Performing 5/17 at 10pm during our Spring Rep!
And this is just for starters… Stay Tuned to this Space for our other talented Nite Flight Artists, bringing you the best in Music, Comedy, and Improvisation throughout our 10th Anniversary Season!
Questions? Email Info@PhoenixTheatreEnsemble.org or Call 212-465-3446