Many city dwellers spent their Easter or Passover Sunday attending church or synagogue, spending time with family, and indulging in hearty meals.
The heathens gathered at The Green Room 42 to watch scantily clad Broadway stars sing and dance in their undergarments.
The Skivvies, comprised of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, hosted a Sunday Undie Easter Brunch at Midtown’s newest hot spot for top talent.
The playful duo opened with a riff on Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” and soon after, grabbed a cell phone from an unsuspecting audience member for a “random text thread” moment. As they read through the phone, they sang a recent text exchange- embarrassing for the mobile phone owner (who was actually good-natured about it), but hilarious to the audience.
Isabel Santiago joined the pair, dressed in little but lingerie and a platinum blonde wig and belted “Defying Gravity.”
A groovy medley of tunes by the Skivvies followed: “Feelin’ Groovy (59th Street Bridge Song)”, “Groove is in the Heart”, and “Groovy Kind of Love”.
Easter themed guests made an appearance as well: Peter Cottontail (Tyce Green) took time from his busy schedule to entertain everyone with a cheeky twist on Queen‘s “Somebody to Love”, instead, looking for “Some bunny to love.” Cute. Even more adorable was the mash-up with Celine Dion‘s “All Comin’ Back to Me Now.”
Jesus (Wayne Wilcox) showed up and lamented about his tough week. He assured us that we were all forgiven, though, and serenaded us with “I Love You (Always Forever)” by Donna Lewis, Gloria Gaynor‘s “I Will Survive”, and Destiny Child‘s “Survivor”.
The savior’s nemesis, Judas, held his head in shame as he delivered a musical apology via Patsy Cline (“I’m Sorry”), Madonna (“Sorry”), and Timbaland (“Apologize”).
Funny gal Lesli Margherita rounded out the guest artists. Anyone who can revive Chumbawamba‘s “Tubthumping” in the cabaret circuit wins my eternal devotion. She continued with a kooky and riotous bacchanalic medley.
With their incisive wit and broad range of musical abilities (they play 3-4 instruments each), it’s understandable why The Skivvies have been praised by The Wall Street Journal, OUT Magzine, and other respected outlets. The MAC award-winning duo continues to tour locally and across the country with their delicious and provocative brand of humor. Later this month, the two will appear downtown at Joe’s Pub on Monday, April 30th at 9:30 PM.
Molina will return to the smash hit, Desperate Measures, which begins previews at New World Stages on May 30th
The Green Room 42 has recently celebrated a 1-year anniversary and will host a line-up of spectacular vocalists including Reeve Carney, Marissa Miller, and Kyle Taylor Parker. Christina DeCicco, Frances Ruffelle, and Eva Noblezada return to the venue with solo shows.
As always, there is no food or drink minimum. Sometimes, there’s not even a minimum clothing requirement.