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Things to Ruin

Second Stage, The Zipper Factory, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub

Director:  John Simpkins  

Choreographer:  Jennifer Werner

Music Supervisor:  Matt Hinkley

Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis
Conceived by Joe Iconis & John Simpkins

“Special mention should go to director John Simpkins who has turned this eclectic mix of music into an organic whole with a fluid and energetic sense of style.”

-Theatremania.com


“The buzz that surrounds Mr. Iconis recalls the excitement that in earlier days surrounded Marc Shaiman, Mr. Larson and Jason Robert Brown.”

-New York Times

Scenic Design:  Michael Schweikardt

Lighting Design:  Chris Dallos

Costume Design:  Michelle Humphrey

Sound Design:  Craig Kaufman

“I would call Things to Ruin the beginning of something, except that it is already well underway”

-New York Times



“A welcome interruption to the Off-Broadway musical scene”

-Variety

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