Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Lea Delaria, Marcia Ball and More Set for Joe's Pub, Jan 7-13
Featured this week, January 7 through the 13th, at Joe's Pub at The Public are Noche Flamenca, Drew Gasparini, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments, The Hot Sardines, Folk Wandering in Convert, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, Samita Sinha, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Thomas Dolby, Bettye Lavette, Nomadic Massive, Lea DeLaria & Janette Mason, Globalfest 2013, JVP, del aria, Hoffman & NJJ and Marcia Ball.
Tonight at 7:00 & 9:30 PM
January 8 at 7:00 PM
$35 Reserved / $45 VIP
The dazzling Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, whose vitality, energy and passion have won accolades around the world, returns for a special limited engagement filled with spectacular dancing, cathartic song, and virtuosic guitar. Noche Flamenca maintains the essence, purity and integrity of one of the world's most complex and mysterious art forms, creating powerful performances that radiate off the intimate Joe's Pub stage. The company was founded in 1993 by artistic director Martin Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife Soledad Barrio. Recognized as the world's leading flamenco touring company, Noche has been hailed for its authentic performances of one of the world's most complex and mysterious art forms - without the use of tricks or gimmicks.
Drew Gasparini PRESENTS
THE MOST OFFENSIVE NIGHT OF MUSICAL THEATRE
Tonight at 11:30 PM
For the first time anywhere, Drew Gasparini is assembling New York's most esteemed composers to write the most offensive awful, graphic and hilarious songs to grace the stage. This completely R-rated comedy delves into the issues that matter. Like sexism. Racism. And why two siblings who love each other can't get married in the state of New York. Hot off the back of recording his debut music theatre album, the title track "I Could Use a Drink" will be recorded live at the show. Exciting? Yeah we thought so. With material written by: Drew Gasparini (Crazy, Just Like Me, Smash), Michael R. Jackson, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk (Samantha Brown), Zoe Sarnak (A Lasting Impression), Michael Kimmel (The Last Goodbye), Kelly McIntyre, Jonathan Monro, Shapiro & Christensen. Special guests include Alex Wyse (Lysistrata Jones, Triassic Parq), Brandon Ellis (ONCE), Alex Brightman (Wicked, Glory Days), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Andrew Kober (Hair), Nadia Quinn (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Summer and Eve, Keith White, Monet Sabel, more to be announced shortly!
Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS
With Special Guests Dan Finnerty of The Dan Band and Champagne Jerry
January 8 at 9:30 PM
Bridget Everett returns to Joe's Pub in January with special guests Dan Finnerty of The Dan Band and Champagne Jerry. Everett is a singing tour de force known for her funny yet gut-wrenching, outrageous and unpredictable performance work. She's been dubbed "Wynona Judd meets Melissa Etheridge, via the local bar floozy, on a rocket ship out of Twin Peaks" by Michael Musto from the Village Voice. She has appeared frequently on Time Out New York's annual list of top cabaret performers, ranking number one in 2010 on a list which included Alan Cumming and Elaine Stritch. Bridget co-hosts Our Hit Parade, a sold-out monthly revue of current pop hits, with Kenny Mellman (Kiki and Herb) and Neal Medlyn at Joe's Pub. She starred in the original musical At Least It's Pink based on her life which she co-wrote with director Michael Patrick King (writer/director of hit tv series Sex and the City) and Mellman which played Ars Nova for 12 weeks. Bridget has performed at Montreal's Just for Laughs, New York Comedy Festival, HBO's Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival . and the Adelaide International Cabaret Festival in Adelaide, Australia. She played Lynn Chenney in Taylor Mac's Red Tide Blooming at P.S.122, was featured in Scott Wittman's production JUKEBOX JACKIE, and was a regular on Logo's Jeffrey Cole Casserole. She can be seen as Cathy in the Sex and the City movie and as Shonda in the CBS hit comedy, 2 Broke Girls. Bridget co-wrote and performed an evening of original music called Bridget and Neal are F*cking and Adam is Watching with Medlyn and Adam Horovitz (Adrock: Beastie Boys).
THE HOT SARDINES
January 9 & 11 at 7:30 PM
The collective - founded by vocalist "Miz" Elizabeth Bougerol and pianist Evan "Bibs" Palazzo - makes music evoking wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around: hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. (literally - the band includes a tap dancer whose feet count as two members of the rhythm section). In just under three years, the Hot Sardines went from their first gig - at a cozy coffeeshop on the last Q train stop in Queens - to headlining before a crowd 6000 strong at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, opening for the Bad Plus and French gypsy-jazz artist Zaz, and gracing events at the Superbowl and Universal Studios' 100th Anniversary bash.
FOLK WANDERING IN CONCERT
January 9 at 9:30 PM
After sold-out shows at Fresh Ground Pepper's PlayGround Festival and Ars Nova's ANT Fest, the youthful powerhouse ensemble of Folk Wandering returns to the New York stage for a special concert performance at Joe's Pub. Tales from tenement Manhattan, Depression-era Utah, and rural 1950s Indiana are woven together in this wistful new folk musical. With a book by up-and-coming playwright Jaclyn Backhaus and a score developed and performed by a group of New York's emerging singer/songwriters, Folk Wandering is an American celebration of the untold grief that moves us forward.
NO PLACE TO GO IN CONCERT: Ethan Lipton & HIS ORCHESTRA
***2012 Obie Award Winner***
January 10 at 7:00 PM
January 11 9:30 PM
The company where he's worked for the past ten years is moving to another planet, and playwright Ethan Lipton doesn't want to go. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to his company and country, NO PLACE TO GO delivers a hilarious, irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed. Tonight's show is a concert version of the hit show that The New York Times calls,"immensely appealing"; Ethan Lipton "is expert at keeping music, jokes, and personal narrative tightly knitted together into one consistent human package."
With Special Guest Sunny Jain of Red Baraat
January 10 at 9:30 PM
Composer and vocal artist Samita Sinha creates bold new forms, drawing from a deep grounding in North Indian classical music, contemporary jazz and electronics, folk/ritual music, and songs and texts in multiple languages. In this evening at Joe's Pub, Sinha, joined by sound artist/engineer Dave Sharma and dhol player Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, will perform a series of songs that bring together the subtlety and precision of Indian classical vocal music with a raw and visceral exploration of voice and emotion to create an otherworldly sonic landscape. The program will merge Sinha's "band of boxes"-rough-hewn analog/digital electronic tabla (drum) and tanpura (drone) from India-with her practice of body-sound-a way of singing that unites voice, language, gesture and space. Sinha led the Indo-jazz collective Kaash, and collaborated with composer/pianist Marc Cary in two ensembles-FOCUS Trio and Anatomy-appearing with these groups at major venues including The Blue Note, Joe's Pub, BAM Cafe, The Kitchen, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival and Monterey Jazz Festival. Her solo projects have been presented at Center for Performance Research, Chocolate Factory, Issue Project Room, Roulette and The Stone (NYC); at Watermill Center (NY), Kelly-Strayhorn Theater (PA), Macalaster College (MN), and UC Berkeley; and in Delhi and Assam, India.