Jackie Hoffman, Lea DeLaria, New York City Christmas Concert & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
Joe's Pub has announced performances for this week (Dec. 16-22,) including BASQUIAT, 5TH ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS: A CONCERT TO BENEFIT ASTEP, Mike Errico HOLIDAY SHOW, Ethan Lipton & HIS ORCHESTRA, Jackie Hoffman: HEBE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, THE HOT SARDINES, THE ANNA COPA CABANNA SHOW, STARSKY + COX: YULE LIVE, Lea DeLaria: F*#K! IT'S CHRISTMAS!, REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR, and JUSTIN VIVIan Bond AND FRIENDS: LET IT SHOW!.
December 16 at 7:30 PM
During the late 70's early 80's, when the world needed change, no one saw the collective of artists from New York's East Village paving the way. At the center of this movement was Jean-Michel Basquiat, a painting and graffiti artist hell-bent on becoming 'famous'. His persona would lead him to be called the 'Wild Child' of the art world, the Radiant Child. Ambition, abandonment and drugs fueled his overnight success, but his work would lead him to be labeled the 'Black Picasso' of his time, a label that served more as a weight than a banner. The music in this piece evokes the time and place in a raw and gutsy no-holds-barred approach in combining Punk, Rock, New Wave, Jazz, Musical Theatre and Rap. It draws us into the thrill and grittiness that was the pre-gentrified New York City of the 1980's. Composer - Chris Blisset, Lyricist - Matt Uremovich, Book - Larry Tobias, Conceived and Directed - Paul Stancato. Featuring:Eric L. Summers, Tituss Burgess, Felicia Finley, Lena Hall, Julius Thomas III, Ken Ronbinson,Roger DeWitt, Nikki Kimbrough, Ben Mapp, Chad Carstarphen, Eddie Varley, Ruben Ortiz & Jimmy Lambert
5TH ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS:
A Concert to Benefit ASTEP
December 16 at 9:30 PM
$65 Reserved / $100 Premium
Back by popular demand, the evening will feature Broadway's most sought-after talent singing fresh, original approaches-pop, soul, R&B, rock and more-of holiday songs off New York City Christmas the album, available for purchase at the concert. ALL proceeds from tickets to the show and album sales go to supporting ASTEP's mission to connect performing and visual artists with underserved youth in the U.S. and around the world to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty. ASTEP's New York City Christmas album is a collection of holiday songs created by Drama Desk nominated orchestrator, Lynne Shankel (Bare, Altar Boyz, Cry-Baby), and performed by the best musicians and singers from Broadway. Tonight's special guests includeSierra Boggess (THE LITTLE MERMAID, MASTER CLASS), Derrick Cobey (THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS), Chester Gregory (SISTER ACT, CRY-BABY, HAIRSPRAY), David Josefsberg (HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ALTAR BOYZ),Elizabeth Judd (BARE: THE MUSICAL, SPIDERMAN), Andy Karl (ROCKY, JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, ALTAR BOYZ), Derek Klena (WICKED, DOGFIGHT), Alice Lee (BARE:THE MUSICAL), Telly Leung (GODSPELL, GLEE, ALLEGIANCE), Lindsay Mendez (WICKED, DOGFIGHT), Kenita Miller (Papermill ONCE ON THIS ISLAND), Tony nominee Orfeh (LEGALLY BLONDE, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER), Anya Singleton (recording artist), Michael Tacconi (BARE: THE MUSICAL), Kay Trinidad (ALLEGIANCE), Sally Wilfert (ASSASSINS, MAKE ME A SONG),AureLia Williams (Papermill ONCE ON THIS ISLAND).
Mike Errico HOLIDAY SHOW
December 19 at 7:00 PM
The Mike Errico Holiday Show is a highlight in a year that has been filled with them. While maintaining a career as a recording artist and producer for TV and film, he has been teaching at Yale University and NYU's Clive Davis School of Recorded Music, where his guests have included Amanda Palmer, Benny Blanco, Jonathan Coulton, Ryan Miller, and others. In keeping with a long-standing Holiday Show tradition, Mike will distribute gifts, known as "Holiday Omens." Recipients will be invited to interpret the Omen's personal significance in the coming year. Hilarious, poignant or cautionary, they have proven to be alarmingly accurate.
Ethan Lipton & HIS ORCHESTRA
December 19 at 9:00 PM
Dubbed 'Best Lounge Act of 2009' by New York Magazine, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra play an edgy brand of jazz/folk/alternative nosh with a chewy singer-songwriter center. With melancholy wit and a cockeyed worldview, sepia-toned frontman Lipton and band mates Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (bass) and Vito Dieterle(sax) deliver songs steeped in mixed-message sincerity and soul. The band has appeared at Celebrate Brooklyn, MASS MOCA, Bryant Park, the Camden Opera House, Tangier (LA), Vermont Arts Exchange, and has been featured on NPR and radio stations around the country. "Ethan Lipton is to lounge lizardry what Peter Sellers's Inspector Clouseau is to policing, presenting his singular, funny-miserable take on life via jazzy, brass-festooned songs. It's good stuff." -Time Out NY
Jackie Hoffman: HEBE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
December 20 - December 24 at 7:30 PM
Jackie Hoffman's long awaited return to Joe's Pub has finally arrived! The club has undergone a 40K dollar renovation, Jackie has a brand new show, Hebe For The Holidays. Twitter, the Hamptons and Manhattan for Millionaires have entered Jackie's world, and she's not having it one bit. If you want the perfect antedate to the Global conversation of love, embrace the hopelessness and let Jackie suck the joy out of your holiday season with an evening of anger and song. Directed by Michael Schiralli, Musical Director Bobby Peaco.