Justin Vivan Bond, John Cameron Mitchell and Holly Hunter and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/19
This week, March 10-19, Joe's Pub at the Public will feature Rory O'Malley, Shannon McNally, Lera Lynn, Benjamin Walker, Mortality Play, Joey Arias Experience, An Evening with Irving Berlin, Justin Vivian Bond, Flamenco Festival 2014, Martha Graham Cracker, Sarah Kay, Banda Magda String Orchestra, Lo Jo, The Meeting with Justin Sayre, Public Forum: Tevye and Chava, Mike Daisey, Winged Victory for the Sullen, John Cameron Mitchell & Holly Hunter, and Paul Loren. Scroll down for details! Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows.
Monday, March 10 at 7:30 PM
You've seen Rory O'Malley "Turn It Off" for his Tony-nominated role in The Book of Mormon. Now see the world premiere of his show PUB CRAWL, Rory's biographical tale of being raised in an Irish pub in Cleveland by his single mom and all the bar's eclectic patrons. Rory tells this hilarious coming-of-age story using classic Irish pub songs from The Wolftones, U2, Van Morrison and more with music direction from Tony and Grammy Award-winner, Stephen Oremus. Kick off your St. Patrick's Day celebration a week early and see why raising an Irish kid doesn't take a village ... it takes a pub.
Monday, March 10 at 9:30 PM
$12 in Advance / $15 at Door
Shannon McNally, along with the legendary Grammy-winning artist and producer Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack, released Small Town Talk, a moving tribute to the genius of Bobby Charles and his catalog, in April 2013. The hit songs Bobby Charles wrote in the '50s and '60s were massive hits for artists like Fats Domino and Bill Haley & The Comets, and are incredible slices of early rock and roll. Small Town Talk features 14 tracks penned by Charles that were handpicked by McNally, Rebennack, and Charles himself before his death in 2010. Special guests on the album include Derek Trucks, Will Sexton, Luther Dickinson, Vince Gill and more.
Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 PM
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lera Lynn makes her Joe's Pub debut to celebrate the release of her new EP Lying in the Sun. Lera, with raw talent and her distinctive but understated presence, is known for her haunting voice that conjures up country legends and singer-songwriter legends. Opening for Lera is New York's own Ben Fields. Lera's gifts are undeniable. She is a writer in full command of her craft, who never sacrifices emotion for style. It is no surprise that she is attracting so much attention and respect and is being invited to tour with some of the leading artists in Americana music such as kd lang, Punch Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, Jason Isbell, Leon Russell and more. She is a regular guest on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion.
Tuesday, March 11 at 9:30 PM
Benjamin Walker, the critically acclaimed star of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and the 20th Century Fox Film, Abraham 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.
Wednesday, March 12 at 7:00 PM
Todd wants to be a rock star, but he's living in London in 1349, and the plague keeps getting in his way. With ultimatums from loved ones getting him down and the ghost of his former band mate pressuring him to make a choice, Todd tries to navigate the dangers around him and to balance the forces of art and service in his life. Half rock show and half medieval morality play, this new musical follows a young man's struggle to decide between what he wants to do and what he thinks the world needs from him. Come rock out with Todd and the gang at this one-night-only concert reading of Mortality Play, Scotty Arnold and Alana Jacoby's new musical, which has previously been presented at Ars Nova and workshopped at the Yale Institute for Music Theater.
Wednesday, March 12 at 9:30 PM
On the heels of a 2-week European tour, Joey Arias returns to Joe's Pub with an encore performance of The Joey Arias Experience, which enjoyed a sold out residency at the Pub this past November. Drawing on his life-long affinity for music, Arias takes you on a journey across musical genres (jazz, pop, rock, experimental) that spans his earliest musical influences; his days at Capitol Records; his tenure as the lead singer of Strange Party (an influence on the Talking Heads); and his original songs from Jazzo~Lozzo, an album that quite literally made Arias "big in Japan" with the album's release there and subsequent tour. The Joey Arias Experience revives this rich backlog of musical history with Arias as medium and muse. Arias takes this moment to reflect on the roots of his career and redefine his own musical language and history. Joey's special guest for this performance is Zemmoa, a Mexico City-based pop singer and nightlife icon.
Wednesday, March 12 at 11:30 PM
Under the guidance of two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Let Yourself Go: An Evening of Irving Berlin is the culmination of a cabaret course taught during the Fall 2013 semester at Ball State University. "Let Yourself Go" will feature 11 graduating musical theatre BFA seniors in NYC's most celebrated showcase venue for live music and performance. In addition to the iconic music created by the incomparable Irving Berlin, the show will also feature several Berlin-inspired medleys and "mash ups" of contemporary songs with Berlin classics. This unforgettable evening of music, comedy, and story will sure to be an evening you will not forget! Partial proceeds from the performance will benefit the Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance Scholarship Fund.
Thursday & Friday, March 13 & 14 at 7:00 PM
Longtime Joe's Pub favorite Justin Vivian Bond returns to the acclaimed downtown venue for a new long-form show based on the work of Tennessee Williams. In The Drift, JVB creates a new, free associative, collage of spoken word and song inspired by Williams' novella The Roman Spring of Karen Stone about a retired actress who drifts from one space to another through couture, bed, or her own mind. Performances run on select dates through mid-April.
Thursday, March 13 at 9:30 PM
This explosive young dancer presents a tour-de-force exploration of her path to flamenco. Not only a master of the form, Rosario Toledo is a performer of star caliber. So much joy comes across in her dancing that it is hard not to love her at once! Rosario will present Pintoresca, a breathtaking show of Nuevo Flamenco in the collaboration with guitarist Dani de Mor¨n, a prominent new name in flamenco today.