Justin Sayre Makes Solo Debut with IN MY GIRLISH DAYS at Joe's Pub Tonight
Justin Sayre - the acclaimed writer and creator of The Meeting* - will make his solo debut at JOE'S PUB at The Public tonight, December 8 at 9:30 PM in an new original show, IN MY GIRLISH DAYS.
Sayre has been described by Michael Musto in The Village Voice as "Oscar Wilde meets Whoopi Goldberg," and by Steve Weinstein of Edge New York as "Comedian, raconteur, performing artist, gay rights activist and sexual outlaw: I'm not sure Justin Sayre is classifiable. The veteran performer is on his way to becoming a Downtown Manhattan institution along the lines of Charles Ludlam or Charles Busch." But now Sayre steps out from behind the podium to sing. The evening will be a collection of unforgettable stories and songs, all with the Sayre brand of "Wink and Wit," featuring songs by Tom Waits, k.d. lang, and Billie Holiday all under the musical direction of Dane Terry.
Sayre is primarily known for The Meeting*, now in its 5th Season playing at 54 Below. The acclaimed comedy/variety show was named one of the Top 10 nightclub shows of 2011 by Time Out New York, received the 2012 Bistro Award for "Comedy Artistry" and a 2011 MAC Award nomination for Best Male Comedy Performance. and has been hailed as "rambunctious, uproarious and unpredictable" by The Wall Street Journal, "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post, and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice.
JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater, is located at 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th and Astor Place) NYC, adjacent to The Public Theater. For tickets - $15 in advance at http://www.joespub.com/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,40/id,6954 or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office from 1pm to 6pm Joe's Pub from 6pm to 10pm, located at 425 Lafayette St.
ABOUT JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC Joe's Pub at The Public is one of New York City's most celebrated venues for emerging and established performance artists. Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub debuted 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 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. The diverse roster of programming featured at Joe's Pub includes top performers from Broadway, cabaret, dance, world, singer-songwriter, jazz, country and indie genres as well as New York Voices, its commissioning initiative, today's rising stars and GRAMMY Award winners. Joe's Pub also collaborates with other Public Theater programs to present events such as the Under the Radar Incoming series and the Public Forum lecture and debate series. The New York Times has praised Joe's Pub as at the "nexus" of "a downtown axis of clubs whose performers gleefully fuzz the boundaries between old and new, and between pop, rock, jazz, rhythm-and-blues, swing, country, world music and performance art." Its elegant neoclassical design, intimate atmosphere, and superior acoustics have consistently landed the venue on annual Best of New York lists. A top-to-bottom renovation was completed in 2011, leading to improved sightlines, expanded seating capacity and a new menu from acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini. www.joespub.com; @joespub
Photo Credit: Ricardo Nelson