Birdland Theater is proud to present Jack and Benny Lipson aka jackbenny in It’s National See-a-Show Day! on Tuesday, July 16 at 7pm.
It’s National See-a-Show Day! spotlights the musical and lyrical prowess of Jack and Benny Lipson aka jackbenny, Los Angeles-native twin composers, songsters, and multi-instrumentalists who inject musical theater storytelling into the gamut of artistic styles. Heralded as “a testament to their generation,” their progressive and fresh harmonic language informed by jazz and classical roots complements their savvy lyrics that explore queer identity, consensual conduct, healthcare bureaucracy, and myriad other contemporary social/cultural phenomena. In a comedic and colorful exhibition of provocative originals with a healthy heaping of sibling shtick, the Lipsons guide audiences on a candid tour through the fragile, well-curated millennial mind.
After years of studying, performing, and writing a wide range of music separately, Jack and Benny united to birth the award-winning project jackbenny, who shared their debut show in 2016 with musician-comedian Reggie Watts. They’ve since played their "sensational, clever and astute" originals in Los Angeles (in residency at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre), New York, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Sheridan, Wyoming, where they presented their “musicalette,” Miranda, Please! through the Wyoming Theater Festival—even in Falam, Myanmar. jackbenny serves as house band for both For Good: a monthly night of showtunes to save the world and Jonnie Reinhart’s A Queer Cabaret, where the Lipsons have collaborated with artists including Darren Criss and Michael Arden. Jack and Benny are developing Brainstorm, a three-character song cycle of their music.
It’s National See-a-Show Day!
Tuesday, July 16 at 7pm
Birdland Theater, 315 West 44 Street, NYC
212-581-3080 or www.BirdlandJazz.com
$30 cover, $10 food/drink minimum per person