Dan Fishback with Chip Zien, Molly Pope & More Set for May Musical Theater Lineup at Joe's Pub
Long acclaimed as New York's premiere cabaret space, Joe's Pub continues to present a diverse and exciting array of theatrical programming in the month of May.
Highlights include singer/songwriter Shaina Taub joined by Ato Blankson-Wood and Kate Ferber on April 28; Tori Scott's new show, Plan B!, on May 8, 15 and 22; playwright/performer Dan Fishback's premiere of new songs from the third play in his Revolution Hangout trilogy, Rubble Rubble, on May 18; traditional Mexican jarocho music by Zenen Zeferino and Radio Jarocho on May 21 in service of the upcoming family play Zoongoro Bailongo, currently being adapted by playwright Georgina Escobar; a new cabaret show on May 23 and 24 by the star of Another Son of Venezuela, Migguel Anggelo; and the latest chapter from Joe's Pub favorite Justin VivIan Bond on May 26, 27, 28 and 29.
Complete show information with ticket pricing and links follow!
Shaina Taub FT. Ato Blankson-Wood AND Kate Ferber
Friday, April 28 at 9:30PM - Tickets are $20
Songwriter/performer Shaina Taub sets up camp this year at Joe's Pub with a monthly concert residency. Each show will be a creative laboratory as she and her band debut new songs. You can also expect lots of selections from Old Hats and Visitors as well as special guests joining along the way. The special guests for Friday's show are Ato Blankson-Wood (star of Stew's The Total Bent) and Kate Ferber (One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro). Upcoming performances include Rachel Bloom (May 19), Jo Lampert (June 26), and Ali Stroker (July 19).
Tori Scott: PLAN B!
May 8, 15, and 22 at 9:30PM - Tickets are $20
New Show. New Stories. No F*cks. Tori Scott, Time Out New York's Critics' Pick, returns to Joe's Pub with her new solo show, Plan B! -- a shameless musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs written by other people. Hailed as "the Bette Midler of the new millennium"(Provincetown Magazine), Scott will belt out songs by Judy Garland, Madonna, Heart and more, all while celebrating her poor life choices. Plan B! is co-written by Scott with Adam Hetrick (Playbill.com) and music direction by Jesse Kissel (The Visit, Leap of Faith) and direction by Seth Sklar-Heyn (Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera).
REVOLUTION HANGOUT: ANTHEMS OF ANXIETY & RESISTANCE FROM THE Dan Fishback SONGBOOK featuring Chip Zien, Molly Pope and Cole Escola
Thursday, May 18 at 9:30PM - Tickets are $25
Musical theater probably won't topple fascism, but it couldn't hurt! At the dawn of this terrifying new era, playwright/performer Dan Fishback presents a night of songs from The Material World Trilogy -- a series of plays about Jewish resistance and Jewish trauma, spanning two millennia from the ancient Hebrew revolt against the Greek Empire to Jewish opposition to Israeli apartheid. Joined by a coterie of stars from Broadway and beyond including Chip Zien, Molly Pope and Cole Escola, Revolution Hangout will feature music from The Material World (named one of the "Top 10 shows of 2012" by Time Out New York), and mark the debut of songs from the trilogy's upcoming final chapter, Rubble Rubble. Revolution Hangout is directed by Stephen Brackett with musical direction from Matthew Aument.
ZENEN ZEFERINO FT. RADIO JAROCHO - ZOONGORO BAILONGO
Sunday, May 21 at 3PM & 7PM - Tickets are $20
In association with New York City Children's Theater, composer, musician and children's book author Zenen Zeferino will perform a family-friendly concert with Radio Jarocho, the premiere son jarocho group in New York City. Zenen and Radio Jarocho will play traditional music and original compositions, including songs that inspired Zoongoro Bailongo, Zenen's collection of children's stories about animals who transform into musical instruments. Playwright Georgina Escobar has been commissioned to adapt Zoongoro Bailongo for the stage, with a tour to New York City schools planned for fall 2017. Jarana player Zenen Zeferino Huervo has been one of the major figures in the field of son jarocho (the traditional music of Veracruz) and is largely responsible for reviving the genre in contemporary performance. He is currently doing an artistic residency with Radio Jarocho, pioneers in the preservation of son jarocho in the East Coast and strong promoters of Mexican music and dance in the United States.
Migguel Anggelo - SO CLOSE: LOVE & HATE
May 23 and 24 at 7PM - Tickets are $20
Through a rich song cycle including an array of brand new compositions punctuated by Latin classics, American standards, Broadway, opera, and Bjork, the sensational star of Another Son of Venezuela, Migguel Anggelo, returns to Joe's Pub to pour his lush voice and enormous soul into So Close: Love & Hate, an intimate new show addressing divisiveness, humanity and hope. With musical direction and arrangements by Mau Quiros, So Close: Love & Hate is directed and developed by Obie Award winner David Drake.
Justin VivIan Bond SHOWS UP
May 26, 27, 28, 29 at 9:30PM - Tickets are $35
In an attempt to practice radical empathy, Mx Justin VivIan Bond is stepping out of their liberal champagne bubble and venturing on a cultural fact-finding mission across America. Sticking with their credo, "Keep it Pretty, Keep, it Shallow, Keep it Moving," Mx Bond asks, "Why alienate when you can infiltrate?" Share thoughts, ideas and world views with this trans-genre phenomenon and as they explore what common links we can enjoy with the right social lubricants and musical interludes but never forget, "Glamour is Resistance!" Mx Justin VivIan Bond is a trans-genre artist who has received numerous accolades including an Obie (2001), a Bessie (2004), and a Tony nomination (2007). Mx Bond authored the Lambda Literary Award-winning memoir TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels. Films include John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus (2006) and Sunset Stories (2012); and, albums include Kiki and Herb: Do You Hear What We Hear?, Kiki and Herb Will Die For You at Carnegie Hall, Dendrophile, and Silver Wells.
Tickets available online at joespub.com, by calling 10AM-7:00PM daily at 212-967-7555, or in person at The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC (Open daily at 2PM). There is a $12 food / two (2) drink minimum per person per show, unless otherwise noted.
Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub at The Public opened in 1998 and plays a vital role in The Public's mission of supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe's Pub presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The organization also offers unique opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians the resources and tools needed to develop original theater works. Commissioned artists have included Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Bridget Everett, Allen Toussaint and more. In 2011, the Pub received a top-to-bottom renovation, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe's Pub presents talent from all over the world as part of The Public's programming downtown at its Astor Place home, hosting approximately 800 shows and serving over 100,000 audience members annually. About The Public Theater
The Public Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare, the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. Celebrating his 10th anniversary season at The Public, Eustis has created new community-based initiatives designed to engage audiences like Public Lab, Public Studio, Public Forum, Public Works, and a remount of the Mobile Unit. The Public continues the work of its visionary founder, Joe Papp, by acting as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, and leading and framing dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day. Creating theater for one of the largest and most diverse audience bases in New York City for nearly 60 years, today the Company engages audiences in a variety of venues-including its landmark downtown home at Astor Place, which houses five theaters and Joe's Pub; the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to free Shakespeare in the Park; and the Mobile Unit, which tours Shakespearean productions for underserved audiences throughout New York City's five boroughs. The Public's wide range of programming includes free Shakespeare in the Park, the bedrock of the Company's dedication to making theater accessible to all; Public Works, an expanding initiative that is designed to cultivate new connections and new models of engagement with artists, audiences and the community each year; and audience and artist development initiatives that range from Emerging Writers Group to the Public Forum series. The Public is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and in October 2012, the landmark building downtown at Astor Place was revitalized to physically manifest the Company's core mission of sparking new dialogues and increasing accessibility for artists and audiences, by dramatically opening up the building to the street and community, and transforming the lobby into a public piazza for artists, students, and audiences. The Public's work is also seen on tour throughout the U.S. and internationally and in collaborations and co-productions with regional and international theaters. The Public is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning acclaimed American musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and in spring 2017, Lynn Nottage's acclaimed new play Sweat. The Public has received 59 Tony Awards, 168 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards, 54 Lortel Awards, 32 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Critics Awards, and five Pulitzer Prizes.