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The Black Suits: The New Rock Musical


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Project D.A.T.E.

Direct Access Theatre Experience
Date: Nov 16, 2013
On Sale:  Now

Stage Talks

Nov 6 at 8:00pm
Nov 20 at 8:00pm

Performance Length

2 hrs and 30 mins
with 15 mins intermission


Nov 25, 2013 - 7 PM

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Recommended for audiences ages 16+
Mature content, language and sexuality

Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.


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Pop Tarts, Power Chords + Brotherhood

Every rock and roll fantasy begins in a garage.

"What gets it off the ground are a super-talented, super-attractive, super-likable cast of six and the supple, engaging songs of Joe Iconis, perhaps the most highly touted yet underproduced music man in theater today."
- Bob Verini,

"'The Black Suits' certainly delivers great rock-n-roll music that will have you clapping along and cheering like groupies, because after all, the cheering is just as important as the music itself."
- Shaina Eng,

"A real garage-band sound and a winning ensemble"
- Jenelle Riley, Variety

Scattered among the drums and guitars are the hopes, dreams, angst and rebellion of a new generation screaming to be heard.

Joe Iconis made a big Smash when he penned “Broadway Here I Come” for the NBC series. Now this Jonathan Larson Award-winning composer takes us behind the music as four teenage Long Island misfits band together to escape Garden City, to conquer the world, to be “cool and whatever.”

Now if the Black Suits can only win the St. Anne’s Battle of the Bands, their friendship just might survive the perilous transition to adulthood.

The Black Suits celebrates the wannabe rock star in all of us: with a score that sends us out of the theatre singing and longing to be eighteen again.


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  • Music and Lyrics by
    Joe Iconis
  • Book by
    Joe Iconis and Robert Emmett Maddock
  • Directed by
    John Simpkins

  • Choreography by
    Jennifer Werner
  • Music Direction and Orchestrations by
    Charlie Rosen
  • Set Design by
    Derek McLane
  • Costume Design by
    Paloma Young
  • Lighting Design by
    Ben Stanton
  • Sound Design by
    ACME Sound
  • Jimmy Brewer
  • Harrison Chad
  • Veronica Dunne
  • Coby Getzug
  • Annie Golden
  • Will Roland