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160 - Joe Iconis

The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

160 - Joe Iconis

Joseph Iconis is a composer, lyricist, and playwright. He is best known for writing the music and lyrics to the Broadway musical Be More Chill. He has won awards such as the 2006 Jonathan Larson Award and the 2007 Ed Kleban Award.

50 mins
9/23/18

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Joseph Iconis is a composer, lyricist, and playwright. He is best known for writing the music and lyrics to the Broadway musical Be More Chill. He has won awards such as the 2006 Jonathan Larson Award and the 2007 Ed Kleban Award. Other works include The Black Suits; The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks; ReWrite, a mini-musical triple feature; Things To Ruin; and Bloodsong of Love: The Rock'N'Roll Spaghetti Western.

Listen in to hear us chat about . . .

  • Just how that Be More Chill album went viral (and what you can do to make yours do the same . . . you may not like the answer).
  • Why he works with the same “crew” of performers on so many of his shows.
  • What doing “concerts” had to do with his success.
  • How he dealt with the disappointment of his first show not going all the way when he thought it might.
  • The fear of disappointing fans when your show is a social media success.

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