Grace McLean, Zoe Sarnak & Kacie Sheik to Play Joe's Pub, 11/4
This triple bill of songwriters will come together for one night only in a celebration of what's to come in musical theater. With a lineup of performers including Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Murder Ballad), Allison Case (Hands on a Hardbody, Hair) and Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening), it's an event you won't want to miss.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door and available at http://www.joespub.com.
Grace McLean is a sucker for a good heartbreak. First Jesus, then all three Jewish boys in her small conservative town, followed by obsessions with Hank Azaria, Dan Aykroyd, Alan Rickman, sailors, and several gay men. Grace began writing ditties as a remedy for her pickled love life and has developed a sparse, plunky style that underlines her often irreverent, always truthful lyrics. In addition to playing with her band Grace McLean and Them Apples and composing music for a performance piece about 12th century German mystic Hildegard von Bingen, Grace is performing in the pop opera Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.
Zoe Sarnak is an award winning composer, lyricist and playwright. She graduated from Harvard University in 2009 magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Sarnak wrote the book, music and lyrics for The Quad, developed and performed at Harvard's Loeb Experimental Theatre. Her music has been showcased in concerts including Cutting Edge Composers, NYTB D-Lounge, Composers Sing Composers, and venues from Playwrights Horizons and NYTW to Joe's Pub and the Highline Ballroom. Sarnak has four full-length musicals in development including Mixtape, featured in Silent Street Productions 2012 season, PainLess (with book by Michael Kimmel) and A Lasting Impression, winner of Pace New Musicals 2012, performed Off-Broadway at the 4th Street Theatre at NYTW in August 2012, and winner of the 2013 NJ Playwright's contest. The show was recently produced in concert by Cutting Edge Composers at Joe's Pub. www.zoesarnak.com. @zoesarnak.
Kacie Sheik completed nearly 1,000 performances as "Jeanie" in The Public Theatre's Tony Award winning revival of Hair-The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. She played Central Park, Broadway, The West End, and traveled America on the National Tour (Helen Hayes nomination - Best Actress). Prior to her hippie life, she worked along-side Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor and writer/director Ben Elton as the heroine rock chick "Scaramouche" in the Original American company of their smash hit musical We Will Rock You in Las Vegas. Most recently Kacie had the honor of portraying Gypsy Rose Lee in The Public Theatre's production of the new musical February House. During the run of the downtown production she also debuted her new singer/songwriter material in a solo concert at Joe's Pub. Kacie is working on her new EP of songs and looking forward to a release in the upcoming year. Film/Tv: Law and Order, Julie and Julia. Twitter: @kacieanne
This concert will take place at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) at 7pm on Monday, November 4th.
Performers include Allison Case (Hands on a Hardbody), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Murder Ballad), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Taylor Noble (A Lasting Impression), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening) and Whitney Winfield (Shrek), in addition to Grace McLean and Kacie Sheik performing some of their own material.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door and available at http://www.joespub.com.