Sasha Allen, Daisy Eagan and More to Play Joe's Pub This Fall
Some of the biggest names on Broadway have graced the Joe's Pub stage. The tradition continues this month and into the fall when some of Broadway's finest vocalists and performers, including Sasha Allen and Ute Lemper, head downtown from the Great White Way to dazzle at Joe's. The full schedule is as follows:
ST. JUDE BROADWAY CONCERT
AUGUST 26, 7:00pm
15 composers, ranging in styles and experience, are coming together to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, Marcy + Zina, Bobby Cronin and more will have new songs, arrangements and classic favorites performed by some of Broadway favorites. For the past 50 years, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has worked to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer, St. Jude helps all children, regardless of race, religion or a family's inability to pay. To learn more you can visit: www.drewovercash.com or to learn more about St. Jude: www.stjude.org
MARA AND THE BITTER SUITE
AUGUST 26, 9:30pm
Composer and Conductor Adam Waite met Broadway actress/singer Mara Davi (A Chorus Line, The Drowsy Chaperone, White Christmas) while recording Broadway's Carols for a Cure Album in 2006. After collaborating on multiple concerts for Birdland, Ars Nova, and Lyrica Chamber Orchestra, they began writing their own music and finding their own sound. In the fall of 2011, they were joined by Will Clark (Drums), Matt Jaworski (Guitar), Kris Rogers (bass) and Leena Waite (violin) and became Mara and the Bitter Suite. Their debut album, Unspoken, was produced by Mara Davi, Adam Waite, Adam Gilbert, and David Bowick. Their debut album, Unspoken, is available on iTunes and Amazon mp3.
AUGUST 27, 7:30pm
Respected by many as one of the great voices of her generation, Sasha Allen brings a dynamic showcase to Joe's Pub in what will be her 1st solo show in NYC in 7 years. Sasha Allen is an American singer and actress with a career in the entertainment industry that spans over 10 years. Allen has made a career as a backing vocalist for the music industry's biggest stars, including Grammy Award winners Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Babyface, Usher, John Legend, and pop star Leona Lewis.Sasha played "Dionne" in the Tony Award winning revival of the hit Broadway show "HAIR: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical" at the Al Hirschfield Theatre in New York City, and continued with the original American cast to the Gielgud Theatre on the West End in London.
SEPTEMBER 17, 9:30pm
When Daisy Eagan was 11 years old she won a Tony Award for her work in The Secret Garden, making her the youngest woman to ever win that prize. Twenty years later, she decided to become an actor. "Daisy Eagan: Let It Go" is her new show about surviving triumph and tragedy, and finally finding her place in an industry (and a world) that's both richly rewarding and brutally punishing. It is a show filled with music, humor, heart, and her bitingly skewed way of looking at things. Winner of the 1991 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Nominated for Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk awards) and of the 2006 L.A. Weekly Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for The Wild Party.
SEPTEMBER 24, 7:00pm
Come celebrate the release of one of Ghostlight Records' newest cast recordings, Calvin Berger, with an album release concert at Joe's Pub! This concert will reunite the full cast from the recording – including Noah Weisberg (Legally Blonde, South Pacific), Krystal Joy Brown (Leap of Faith), David Hull (Wicked) and Dana Steingold (…Spelling Bee) – plus some other special Broadway guests, and will feature orchestrations by 3-time Tony winner Doug Besterman (Sister Act, How To Succeed, The Producers). Calvin Berger -- winner of the Jerry Bock Award, Richard Rodgers Award, Kleban Prize, and Noel Coward Prize -- is a hip, heartfelt, hysterical new musical by Barry Wyner, loosely based on Cyrano De Bergerac. It has been performed at Barrington Stage and Manhattan Theatre Club, and most recently at George Street Playhouse under the direction of 3-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Nice Work, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game). It is licensed by the legendary Tams-Witmark Music Library and has several songs published by Hal Leonard. The album release concert will be directed by Travis Greisler, music directed by Aron Acurso and produced by Katie Riegel.
Benjamin Walker FINDS THE FUNNY
OCTOBER 2, 9:30pm
Benjamin Walker, the critically acclaimed star of BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson and the upcoming 20th Century Fox Film, ABRRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER presents and performs in FIND THE FUNNY – which he created and hosts. An event dedicated to providing performance opportunities to new and innovative comics, writers, musicians, and performers, FIND THE FUNNY is a monthly show that began downtown and has moved from venue to venue as it expanded and matured. FIND THE FUNNY is presented by BenRo Service and Inspire Entertainment.
Ute Lemper SINGS PABLO NERUDA
OCTOBER 4, 5, 30, 31 AT 7:00pm
OCTOBER 6, AT 9:00PM
OCTOBER 30, 31 AT 9:30pm
Hailing from Germany, Ute Lemper is an actress and singer renowned for her interpretations of the work of Kurt Weill, Berthold Brecht, the French chanson songbook as well as her own jazz-influenced compositions. She has made her mark on the stage, in films, in concert and as a unique recording artist. Her diverse credits include musicals, such as her breakthrough role in the original Viennese cast of Cats, the title role in Peter Pan, a recreation of the Marlene Dietrich-created Lola in The Blue Angel, the original European Sally Bowles in a Paris production of Cabaret, and Velma Kelly in Chicago, for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award in London. She has collaborated with Scott Walker, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Philip Glass, and Neil Hannon. The New York Times calls her a "confrontational entertainer and heir to the political cabaret tradition of Weimar-era Germany. Where sensibility and feelings come first for American cabaret singers, Ms. Lemper doesn't perform anything that isn't propelled by an idea." For her new project, Ute has composed a song cycle to the love poems of Pablo Neruda with Marcelo Nisinman. Presented primarily in Spanish with adaptations in French and English, the performance is delicate and beautiful.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW YORK CITY
OCTOBER 14, 9:30pm
$30 Reserved / $50 VIP
For generations, musical theatre writers have come to New York City to change the world. "Once Upon A Time In New York City" is about the people who have changed THEM. This concert will feature musical theatre writers- who are ages 18 to 80, who were born in Kansas City or San Francisco or London, who are established and who are emerging- each writing a brand new song about someone who has changed their idea of New York City. All proceeds will go to The Actors Fund. Created by Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Caleb Hoyer.
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