Nona Hendryx Set for IN TRANSFORMATION and NONA REVISITED at Joe's Pub, 3/8
A Night with NONA HENDRYX at Joe's Pub: IN TRANSFORMATION: NONA'S REBIRTH is set for Saturday, March 8 at 7:30pm - All Seats $25. NONA REVISITED will take place on Saturday, March 8 at 9:30pm - $35. Tickets Available Online or by calling 212-539-8778.
From her early days with the seminal R&B band Labelle to her solo work of today, the inimitable Nona Hendryx is always funky, fun, provocative and unpredictable. Join Ms. Hendryx at Joe's Pub as she explores two sides of her ongoing and multi-faceted musical exploration alongside a host of special guests.
In Transformation: Nona's Rebirth is an installation and performance, inspired by working with musicians, sound designers, alternative and interactive media artists, based in experimentation with "unmusical" synthesizers. This includes a portion called Nona Rewired, a collaboration between Hendryx and Berklee college's Electronic Production and Design (EPD) Department.
Nona Revisited is music of women who rock and funk: a show of solid feminine energy featuring songs by Big Mama Thornton, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, Mother's Finest, Sugar Pie DeSanto and songs from Hendryx's solo recordings with her A-Team: Ronny Drayton (guitar), Trevor Gale (drums) and Ooo Chil Cheese, Warren McRae (bass) and Nick Rolfe (keys). The set will feature new and old material; "Transformation," "Rock This House," "Give Love A Try," and more. Hendryx will also be joined by feature guest singers and musicians like the masterful Toshi Reagon, Kiki Hawkins, Shea Rose, Keith Fluitt and more.
Visit us at www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows or to buy tickets. You can also call 212-967-7555 or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM)located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.
ABOUT JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC: Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub debuted in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public's mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. In 2013, Joe's Pub celebrates 15 years of the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. It received a top-to-bottom renovation in 2011, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe's Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public's programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC THEATER AT ASTOR PLACE: Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public Theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. The Public continues the work of its visionary founder, Joe Papp, by acting as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, and leading and framing dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day. Creating theater for one of the largest and most diverse audience bases in New York City for nearly 60 years, today the Company engages audiences in a variety of venues-including its landmark downtown home at Astor Place, which houses five theaters and Joe's Pub; the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to its beloved, free Shakespeare in the Park; and the Mobile Unit, which tours Shakespearean productions for underserved audiences throughout New York City's five boroughs. The Public's wide range of programming includes free Shakespeare in the Park, the bedrock of the Company's dedication to making theater accessible to all, new and experimental stagings at The Public at Astor Place, and a range of artist and audience development initiatives including its Public Forum series, which brings together theater artists and professionals from a variety of disciplines for discussions that shed light on social issues explored in Public productions. The Public Theater is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater's year-round activities.