Thursday, September 27, 2012

The show is at 7:00, not 8:00!

Steppin' Out will be performed on October 27 at 7:00, not 8:00 as was previously posted.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Steppin' Out a little more in NYC

I just got word that the producer of the Steppin' Out: Joe Jackson's Night and Day NYC cabaret on October 27th wants to expand the show's duration. This is going to allow us to add in a few songs I really hated to cut, including "Cancer," "Chinatown," and "Glamour and Pain."

Also, we're taking advantage of the workshop environment to try some new material never before included in the show. I've always thought that Joe's 2007 album Rain was thematically very close to being Night and Day III. With that in mind, we're going to add "King Pleasure Time" to Steppin' Out, for this iteration at least. Time permitting, we may consider adding another song or two, such as Invisible Man or Rush Across the Road. I'd love to hear JJ fans' thoughts.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"Steppin' Out" in New York City!

John Daniel Forslund Productions will be hosting a Cabaret showcase of Steppin' Out: Joe Jackson's Night and Day at the Underground in New York City on October 27, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

The show will feature NYC-based musical theatre performers as well as the core trio from the two previous iterations of the show: musical director/pianist Andrew Hamm, bassist Philip Hamm, and drummer Adam Young. A showcase rather than a full production, it will feature 45 minutes of Steppin' Out's best material, including Jackson favorites "Steppin' Out," "Breaking Us in Two," and "Real Men," as well as new classics "Love Got Lost" and "Stranger than You."
The Underground is located at 955 West End Ave., just off of Broadway on the Upper West Side. Seating in this intimate space is limited, so reserve your tickets now by emailing If there is enough demand, a second show may be added. I'm thrilled to be able to mount an iteration of the piece that Joe's many fans in the New York City area will be able to see. Let's pack the house and start getting some buzz for a full New York City production of the show!

The Steppin' Out cabaret is a must-see for devotees of musical theatre and Joe Jackson fans alike. Come see the acclaimed show that critics have hailed: "a hot evening of cool songs performed by a kickin’ band" ... "the concept is inspired and the performances are fabulous"  ... "pushing the creative envelope" ... "a great way to spend a summer's night."

EDIT: The show is at 7:00, not 8:00 as previously posted.