ANYBODY: An Improvised Historical Hip-Hopera with North Coast
21 Clinton St.
212-228-2100 Price: $15 Advance / $20 Door
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North Coast, New York City’s premier hip-hop improv team, has long been known for their seamless melding of freestyle rapping and improv comedy.
Now in the wake of Lin Manuel’s smash Broadway hit Hamilton, North Coast is here to help quench the people’s thirst for historical raps at ANYBODY. Join North Coast for this very special historical performance as the team takes your favorite historical figure and performs a fully improvised “hip-hopera” around that figure’s life. Nikola Tesla? Bawse. Frederick Douglass? Flawless. Louisa May Alcott? Mic drop. Stand on the right side of history and buy your tickets today!
Music director Jody Shelton began his career as musical director for the Second City National Touring Company, and performed with renowned musical improv ensemble Baby Wants Candy for fifteen years. In 2012, he co-wrote the hit parody 50 Shades! The Musical, which had an extended run at the Elektra Theatre in New York, and has been performed throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. 50 Shades! can currently be seen at Bally’s in Las Vegas. Shelton’s latest musical, co-written with Emmy and Peabody winner Peter Gwinn (The Colbert Report) is The Story of a Story (The Untold Story), which opened at the Chopin Theatre in Chicago in October, 2015. Jody has also released three critically acclaimed albums as solo artist, and two more with his band, Daughter & Son. Jody’s next projects include a documentary series for television chronicling the writing of a new musical through improv, and a new musical parody called Star Wars: The Farce Awakens.Buy tickets/get more info now