Alfie Boe, Ariana DeBose & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, August 12-18, will feature TREVOR BACHMAN, Ariana DeBose, RABBIT & THE HARE, INCOMING! The Public Theater'S UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, FREEDY JOHNSTON, Heather Christian & THE ARBORNAUTS, Alfie Boe, CHAMPAGNE JERRY, DUSTBOWL REVIVAL, THE HOT SARDINES, THE MARIO OPERA, NICK GARRIE, Blake Whyte, and RAISIN GIRL: BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR Tori Amos.
Songs of a Brave Soldier
August 12 at 7:30 PM
Trevor Bachman: Songs of A Brave Soldier is a musical chronicle of truth. Wielding music as a storytelling force, this evening of rock, soul, and classical styles is a sampling of two original musicals (Pyre Cantata and Coromandel), as well as brand new songs. Bachman is an indie music theatre composer/lyricist with an eclectic sound, fusing tight harmonies, soulful grooves and addicting melodies, creating an emotional theatrical experience. Featuring some of today's most exciting performers, Bachman's sound will arouse an audience who is yearning for a new wave of musical theatre. Trevor Bachman is a New York City-based composer, musical director, and actor. Trevor's original compositional work includes Coromandel, a new musical for children and adults based on the poetry of Edward Lear, and Pyre Cantata, a new opera based on the Oedipus and Antigone stories.
August 12 at 9:30 PM
Exploding on to the Broadway scene in Bring It On and Motown, Ariana DeBose showcases her love for rock, funk and r&b in her solo debut at Joe's Pub, music direction by Damien Bassman. From the funk/rock styling of Betty Davis to New Contemporary Musical Theatre, Ariana has time and time again shown the world her versatility not only as a performer, but as interpreter of story whether through music or dance. Seen on Season Six of So You Think You Can Dance, Ariana has performed around the country and here in New York with performers like Neil Patrick Harris and Anika Noni Rose.
RABBIT & THE HARE
August 13 at 7 PM
Fresh off recording their first album together, this sweet and nostalgic Indie-Folk-Pop duo brings an intimacy to their music that can hush a room to silence. Inspired by the blues and soul of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, California-born singer Marisa Duchowny (The Rabbit) melodically meets her raw and edgy New York-native counterpart, Neill MacCallum, (The Hare) to create a harmonious and lingering sound. Vulnerable, honest, and relatable, the Rabbit & the Hare's music transcends the Indie-folk spectrum and reaches more classic and timeless depths with their personal lyrics and catchy tunes. Whether accompanied by acoustic guitar, piano, cello, violin, or synth, this up-and-coming pair will leave you wanting more.
INCOMING! The Public Theater'S UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL
August 13 at 9:30 PM
CALIGULA is written and directed by Sean Edward Lewis, Lilac Co., featuring Anais Borck, Sean Edward Lewis and Fletcher Liegerot. Caligula and Drusilla in love awakened in the middle of the night by visions of a great cat coming to devour them both...INCOMING! The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival offers emerging talent the freedom and flexibility to experiment with new material sometimes for the first time in front of a live audience.
August 14 at 7:30 PM
Freedy Johnston has been making records for over twenty-five years. Johnston was named Best Songwriter of 1994 in "Rolling Stone" magazine's annual critics' poll, for his album This Perfect World, which included the hit, "Bad Reputation". He beat out Kurt Cobain and Sam Phillips, who placed 2nd and 3rd in the poll, respectively. In 2009, he released his first new album in eight years, Rain On The City. Pitchfork, the Los Angeles Times, and others praised the album, calling it one of the most assured efforts of Johnson's career. Johnston is getting ready to release his next album, Neon Repairman, later this year.