Press Release: The Skivvies

January 15th, 2014 / Posted in Press Releases

For Immediate Release:

CITY THEATRE PRESENTS THE SKIVVIES

NYC’s undie-rock and comedy-pop duo

Featuring award-winning performers Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley

“A mash-up of all things sultry!” —New York Post

February 13–15, 2014

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 15, 2014)—City Theatre is excited to announce The Skivvies, a City Events special presentation featuring the musical duo’s signature undie rock and comedy pop. The Skivvies will perform in City Theatre’s Hamburg Studio for four shows, one weekend only, February 13–15, 2014.

Award-winning NYC singer-actors Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley don’t just perform “stripped down” arrangements of distinctive mash-ups and originals; they literally strip down to their underwear to play cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, and melodica. The New York Post calls the show “a mash-up of all things sultry.” Expect a hilarious evening of genre-hopping pop perfection with local special guests!

Special guests include Courtney Balan, Elizabeth Broadhurst, Michael Campayno, Daina Michelle Griffith, Hayley Nielsen, Joshua Elijah Reese, and Bria Walker. Others to be announced.

The Skivvies are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley. Molina is an award-winning Broadway actress, musician, and singer-songwriter known for her roles in Broadway’s Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd, Mary Zimmerman’s Candide, and the Drama League-nominated, two-person revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Marry Me A Little. Cearley’s credits include the first national tour of All Shook Up and the lauded one-man show …And Then I Wrote a Song About It.

The Skivvies became YouTube sensations with their covers of artists including Robyn, Carole King, and Rihanna. The videos led to live shows, and now the duo performs to sold-out audiences in New York and beyond. Previous venues include 54 Below, The Highline Ballroom, Roseland Ballroom, Joe’s Pub, The Cutting Room, Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles, and The Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA.

The Skivvies have performed at events including Broadway Bares (a fundraiser for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS), A Tribute to Angela Landsbury with Tyne Daly and Christine Ebersole, Broadway for Obama, and Human Rights Campaign benefit, Theatre C. They have made appearances on NBC, and they filmed a pilot for the A&E network.

The Wall Street Journal calls the Skivvies “smart, sophisticated…ingenious,” and Out Magazine says, “The Skivvies have managed to carve out a niche that we never knew needed to exist: It’s part Weird Al-parody and part sexy burlesque…an unusual explosion of satire and sultry.”

Their single “Hardbody Hoedown” has a music video directed by Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running with Scissors.

Most recently, Nick and Lauren were cast as Brad and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show at Bucks County Playhouse, directed by Hunter Foster.

CITY THEATRE PRESENTS

THE SKIVVIES

When: February 13–15, 2014

Performance Schedule
Thursday, February 13 at 8pm
Friday, February 14 at 8pm
Saturday, February 15 at 8pm
Saturday, February 15 at 10:30pm

Where: City Theatre, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South Side)

Tickets: $25

Box Office: 412.431.CITY (2489) or citytheatrecompany.org

Audiences under 30 may purchase $15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show time. Based on availability.

Season subscribers may purchase $20 tickets by phone or at the Box Office.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounts. Call Kari Shaffer at 412.431.4400 x286.

City Events is City Theatre’s annual series of limited engagement special presentations.

City Theatre is now in its 39th season. Located on Pittsburgh’s historic South Side, City Theatre specializes in new plays, commissioning and producing work by playwrights including Daniel Beaty, Jessica Dickey, Christopher Durang, Michael Hollinger, Willy Holtzman, Tarell McCraney, and Theresa Rebeck. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tracy Brigden, Managing Director Mark R. Power, and a 45-member Board of Directors, City Theatre’s mission is to provide an artistic home for the development and production of contemporary plays of substance and ideas that engage and challenge a diverse audience.

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