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Isaac Mizrahi Hosts Extravaganza Featuring the Best of NY’s Actors, Writers & Musicians

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Mo Rocca, Baratunde Thurston, Roz Chast, Patricia Marx, Ann Gottlieb and Patricia Volk Scheduled to Perform on March 12th at Merkin Concert Hall

Iconic fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi will host In Your Face-New York, a live performance extravaganza that captures the spirit, energy, music and creativity of New York City on Monday, March 12th at 7:30 PM at Merkin Concert Hall.

Iconic fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi will host In Your Face-New York, a live performance extravaganza that captures the spirit, energy, music and creativity of New York City on Monday, March 12th at 7:30 PM at Merkin Concert Hall.

Additional performers will include New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, CBS Sunday Morning reporter and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me panelist Mo Rocca, internationally renowned “perfume nose” Ann Gottlieb, author Patricia Volk and Former Daily Show contributor and author of “How to Be Black,” Baratunde Thurston. Music will be led by jazz legend Jay Leonhart and the 1-Train Band.

In Your Face – New York brings together the best of New York’s actors, writers, musicians and more to create an experience that captures the spirit, energy, music, noise and creativity of the capital of the world. Produced by Martin Sage and Joseph Steinberg, it is a fun, loud, musical show that celebrates the city you can’t help loving – even when it drives you crazy. The show comes to Merkin Concert Hall after sell-out performances at St. Ann’s Warehouse and Symphony Space. Previous performances have featured Sarah Jones, Bob Balaban and WNYC’s Brian Lehrer. It is also available as a video and audio podcast on www.inyourfaceny.org as well as iTunes.

CBS Sunday Morning reporter and Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me panelist Mo Rocca

For more information – and to purchase tickets – visit www.inyourfaceny.org

Originally from Brooklyn, Martin Sage was a magazine editor before transitioning to writing for TV and film (everything from Growing Pains to Northern Exposure.)

He made his way back to NYC and ended up first creating The Thalia Follies—A Political Cabaret with his friend Isaiah Sheffer, founder and Artistic Director of New York’s Symphony Space.

Previous performances have featured Sarah Jones, Bob Balaban and WNYC’s Brian Lehrer

After Sheffer passed away in 2012, Sage dreamt of In Your Face–New York as a live performance extravaganza that would bring all types of New Yorkers together and celebrates the city they love – even/especially the parts that make them crazy. By chance, he reconnected with his NYU college friend Joseph Steinberg, the founder/manager of WNYU-FM who had fired him several times during his college DJ days and who had become the Chair of St. Ann’s Warehouse – and 50 years after first meeting, the pilot episode of In Your Face-New York was one of the first shows to be presented at the new St. Ann’s, a state of the art performance space created within the 160 year old walls of an abandoned tobacco warehouse on the banks of the East River in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

In Your Face – New York continues to bring together the best of New York’s actors, writers, musicians and more to create an experience that captures the spirit, energy, music, noise and creativity of the capital of the world.

Edited by: JV Staff

 

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