Sandra Bernhard, Pam Ann & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
Joe's Pub has announced this week's performances, running Dec. 30 - Jan. 5. The slate features PAM ANN, Sandra Bernhard, JP JOFRE, Paulette McWilliams, SOMETHING STEPHEN SAID, and LARRY KRONE AND FAMILY.
PAM ANN: GALACTIC 2014
December 30 & 31 at 7:00 PM
January 2 - January 5 at 9:30 PM
$30 / $50 on NYE
Arm Doors, Cross Check and Buckle the F**k Up, the inimitable world-class air bitch, Australia's very own Pam Annreturns to Joe's Pub in her new show Galactic 2014. Iconic international air hostess to the stars, Pam Ann - the alter-ego of Melbourne-born comedian-writer-producer Caroline Reid - is BACK in her filthiest, funniest, most explosive show to date. With enough chutzpah and insider knowledge to rival a Qantas CEO, no one does airline satire quite like Pam Ann. Pam's genius mix of camp, culture, humor and Pucci-clad fabulousness has seen her crew Elton John's private jet, share a stage on a stadium tour of the UK with Cher, and count Madonna in her legion of cult-like dedicated fans worldwide. Having travelled the world over and over, Caroline Reid has enough frequent flyer miles to transport a small country. She has sold out shows around the world from Poland, Germany, UK, Norway, Scandinavia, France, Ireland, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Finland and Dubai.
Sandra Bernhard: SANDYLAND
December 30 at 9:30 PM
December 31 at 9:00 PM & 11:00 PM
Sandra Bernhard and her band The Flawless Zircons return to Joe's Pub at The Public for her annual residency and not-to-be-missed New Year's Eve special when she celebrates and reviews the highs and lows of 2013 with hysterical insight, outspoken views and an outrageous mouth. In this one-of-a-kind live show, Bernhard sharply blends theatre, rock-n-roll and stand-up with a little burlesque & cabaret. "Just below the surface, you sense the same roving critical eye that misses nothing" raved the New York Times of Bernhard's Joe's Pub performance in 2012. Bernhard's brilliant unity of hilarious diatribes on the state of modern culture and classic rock attitude burns smart, still having all the raucous energy of youth. The always entertaining Bernhard has been wowing, and sometimes shocking, audiences since starting her career at LA's famed Comedy Store in the 1970's, going on to become a favorite on the live-show comedy circuit nationally, while also forging a career in film, television and on Broadway.
JP JOFRE & PUBLIQUARTET
With Special Guests Ashley Bathgate (cell0), Ariadna Castellanos, Leo Genovese (piano) and Andrei Matorin (violin)
January 2 at 7:30 PM
$12 Advance / $15 Door
Argentine composer- bandoneón player J.P. Jofre has been hailed as one of today's leading artists by Lincoln Center and repeatedly praised by The New York Times for his soulful, artful playing. Jofre's latest CD features 11-times Grammy Winner Paquito D' Rivera, who recorded "Primavera", an original composition of Mr. Jofre. He has headlined sold out concerts-and received standing ovations-at the prestigious Celebrity Series of Boston at the NEC's Jordan Hall, Great Performers at Lincoln Center and Umbria Jazz Festival among many others. Through creative, interactive programming and a deep commitment to audience inclusion, PUBLIQuartet injects fresh perspective into the Classical music scene. Dubbed "the independent-minded PUBLIQuartet" by The New Yorker, with their collective background in classical, jazz, world and electro-acoustic performance, PUBLIQuartet presents rare music from the classical repertoire as well as contemporary compositions and open-form improvisations that expand the stylistic norms of the traditional string quartet. They were selected as the New Music/New Places Ensemble and awarded the Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize at the 2013 Concert Artists Guild Competition presenting compositions by today's emerging composers as well as original compositions by PUBLIQuartet. Ashley Bathgate is a native of Saratoga Springs, NY, cellist Ashley Bathgate has gained international renown as both a soloist and chamber musician. The New York Times writes, "Ms. Bathgate's rich tone, fluid dynamics and imaginative phrasing captured the magic." She is a member of the award winning, internationally acclaimed Bang on a Can All-Stars. Personnel: Curtis Stewart, violin; Jannina Norpoth, violin; Nick Revel, viola; Amanda Gookin, cello; JP Jofre, Bandoneon-Compositions.
January 3 at 7:30 PM
Paulette McWilliams is best known for her deep sultry velvety tones and her wide vocal range.You've heard her voice! The iconic voice behind Michael Jackson on "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" - Michael's biggest hit; on Aretha Franklin's No.1 hit "Jump To It," Billy Idol's No. 1 hit "Mony Mony," Luther Vandross's "Stop To Love" and "Wait For Love," her contagious laugh and vocals on "Bad Boy/Having A Party," and so many others. She also toured and sang live with Luther Vandross and sang all of the Tammi Terrell duets with Marvin Gaye on his last tour. She has worked with some of the best artists, performers and producers in the business, such as Quincy Jones, Luther Vandross, Bette Midler, Billy Idol, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Lauryn Hill, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Patty LaBelle, Deborah Cox, Michael Jackson, and many others. Paulette's Mom used to tell her that before she could utter cohesive baby-talk, Paulette was singing songs. Did it have something to do with the fact that her Mom sang all the time? More than likely it did. The lyrical and vocal dye was cast and singing was in her DNA. "Paulette McWilliams is a great jazz singer - better yet, a great singer." - Chaka Khan
SOMETHING STEPHEN SAID
January 4 at 7:00 PM
$30 Adults / $20 Seniors (w/code jptixa2) / $15 Students & AEA (w/ code jptixb3)
Something Stephen Said is a celebration of songs by Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz & Stephen Flaherty commemorating the launch of our new company, Three Act Theatre. The evening will take the audience on a journey through songs that reflect some of our individual stories and also how we decided to embark on a new adventure together. Approximately 90 minutes in length, "Something Stephen Said" will make you laugh, cry, and renew your faith in art & life the way only Sondheim, Schwartz & Flaherty can! Three Act Theatre is a new company of professional artists seeking to pass down the tradition of Live Theatre to generations of emerging of talent through education & performance opportunity. Three Act Theatre is dedicated to the development of new works, the new exploration of treasured classics, and the kind of storytelling in each that challenges us to imagine and create a world in which we wish to live. Lead by Artistic Director, Eric Mark Olson & Musical Director, Andrew David Sotomayor, the company performers include: Morgan DeTogne, Lindsay Gallagher, Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld, Jonathan Perez, Ellie Atwood, Scott Johnson, Morgan Faulkner & a few special guests.
LARRY KRONE AND FAMILY
January 5 at 7:30 PM
Artist/Entertainer Larry Krone has been bewildering and delighting audiences in the art and music scenes since his debut music show "I'll Never Break Your Heart" at New York's Café Noir in 1997. What started as a concept-based art performance exploring masculine identity in country music has evolved into a full-on family country music revue complete with Krone's own handmade costumes, wholesome harmonies, special guests, and a band! Larry Krone and Family: Together Again celebrates Krone's current solo visual art exhibit "Together Again" being held at Pierogi in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The exhibit brings Krone back together with the art world after some time away, while the stage show brings him back together with his original performing partner, his sister Janet "Sissy" Kennedy as well as other friends and family including his fiancé Jim Andralis (The Isotoners, The Foil Swans) and close friends Bridget Everett (Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments), Clint Asay (Clint Michigan), Erin Markey (Puppy Love: A Stripper's Tail), and Christy Davis & Julie Delano (Gold, Kansas State Flower). The sound and look of the night is decidedly country. Larry Krone accompanies himself on ukelele on most songs, joined periodically by the Gold Tones (Christy Davis on drums and Julie Delano on Bass), Jim Andralis on accordion and guitar, and Clint Asay on guitar. Throughout the show, everyone onstage will be fully costumed in clothes handmade by Krone under his label Larry Krone BRAND. Unlike the Grecian draped, dramatic gowns of Krone's other, more famous label, House of Larréon, BRAND--inspired by Nudie of Hollywood, Minnie Pearl, and Dolly Parton's song "Coat of Many Colors"--uses gingham, rhinestones, and patchwork to exaggerated degrees meant to thrill audiences as much as the music.