Noche Flamenca, Erin Markey, Pete Seeger Sing Along and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/26
This week at Joe's Pub at The Public, February 17-26, will feature performances by: Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca, Cabaret Awards, Erin Markey, Fly: A Musical Tribute to Damon Intrabartolo, The Return of Radiant Baby, Stephanie McKay, Bridget Everett, Dom La Nena & Piers Faccini and Dawn Landes. Scroll down for details!
NOCHE FLAMENCA 15 years at Joe's Pub Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Friday, February 21 at 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 PM, 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
$35 Reserved / $45 Premium
The world-renowned Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca celebrates 15 years at Joe's Pub at The Public with a career retrospective that features the company's best-known works as well as selections from Antigona, a brand new piece commissioned by Joe's Pub as part of the New York Voices series. Noche Flamenca was founded by artistic director Martin Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife Soledad Barrio. Writing in the New York Times, the chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay has called Barrio "an intensely dramatic dancer," noting that her skilled footwork expresses "the brilliance and color of flamenco rhythm." Although deeply rooted in the beautiful Flamenco culture of Madrid, Noche Flamenca's authentic gypsy heritage was reborn in New York City. The company 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 Joe's Pub stage. "There is an intimacy we can achieve in terms of the work, the audience, the partnership, at Joe's Pub which could not exist anywhere else," said Santangelo.
BroadwayWorld.com's 2nd Annual CABARET AWARDS
Sunday, February 23 at 6:30 PM
$25 Reserved / $35 Premium
BroadwayWorld.com salutes the Best Cabaret Performers and Shows for 2013, as determined by over 5,000 votes that were cast in 18 categories. Many of the winners -- some of whom are among the elite of Broadway and Cabaret -- will perform at this star-studded event hosted by BroadwayWorld.com's lead cabaret reviewer and columnist Stephen Hanks. The evening is part of BroadwayWorld's 2014 series which will also support Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS.
Sunday, February 23 at 9:30 PM
Known for her dark, absurdist humor and "magnetic diva aggression" (New York Times), Erin creates an at once riotous and unexpectedly moving performance about figuring out who you might be. Pop covers and original music score Erin's tales of midwestern family life and her salvation by Bible-Belt Christians, birthday presents and Ypsilanti strippers. Erin Markey at Joe's Pub is directed by Ben Rimalower (Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches) with musical direction by Tony-nominated Kenny Mellman (The Julie Ruin, Kiki and Herb, Our Hit Parade).
FLY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DAMON INTRABARTOLO
Monday, February 24 at 7:00 PM
BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, hosting an all-star tribute concert and benefit, celebrating the music of bare composer Damon Intrabartolo, at Joe's Pub in New York City, directed by his longtime collaborator, friend and Tony-nominee Kristin Hanggi. Damon Intrabartolo was a gifted composer who passed away this year on August 13th, 2013. He was 39 years old. Damon studied at USC's School of Music, where he was a beloved member of the USC marching band, and went on to orchestrate and conduct many film scores for composer Jon Ottman, including The Usual Suspects, Halloween H2O, Lake Placid, X2: X-Men United, Fantastic Four, and Superman Returns. He also orchestrated and conducted In Good Company, and the movie Dreamgirls. Intrbartolo is most known for his beautiful musical bare which won him the Los Angeles Ovation Award, the Backstage Garland Award, the LA Drama Critics Award, and the LA Weekly Award for best Original Score & Best Musical. bareis loved internationally by musical theater fans, and has over 100 productions, including London, Toronto, Sydney Australia, and the Philippines.
THE RETURN OF RADIANT BABY: A Benefit Concert for Theatre C
Monday, February 24 at 9:30 PM
$150 VIP / $85 Reserved Seating / $50 Bar Area
To celebrate the continuing work of the company that brought William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray's Echoes of Etta to Joe's Pub, this electric joyride into the life of famed artist Keith Haring returns to the Public Theater as a concert of songs to benefit Theatre C. Theatre C, in consultation with Two River Theater, is developing the acclaimed musical into an exhilarating 360-degree immersive experience, complete with supercharged choreography, surround-sound and video. In the full production, the audience members will be the guests to the grand Party of Life in 1990, celebrating Haring's body of work. The event abruptly transforms into an unexpected joyride through his existence, as we face the joys, obsessions, inspirations, and addictions that defined Haring's short, yet unparalleled life, from unassuming misfit artist to superstar maestro and activist.
Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 PM
Stephanie Mckay is a soul revivalist with all the tent revival intensity of Lyn Collins and the neo soul groove-ease of Jill Scott. Her work includes touchstones past and present reflecting classic funk and soul. Her first album was produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead fame. Her second album was released in 2008 entitled Tell It Like It Is.
BRIDGET EVERETT & THE TENDER MOMENTS
Tuesday, February 25 at 9:30 PM
$25 Every month Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments bring their funny yet gut-wrenching and outrageous performance to Joe's Pub at The Public. Led by the singing tour de force Bridget Everett, "a mouthy, flesh-jiggling early Bette Midler" (New York Times), the band has sold-out venues nationally and instantly developed a cult-like following with their edgy, sexed-up, punk rock cabaret. Each performance is as explosive as it is unpredictable, welcoming special guests as varied as Fred Armisen, Patti LuPone, Flea, Dan Finnerty (The Dan Band), Tonya Pinkins, Marc Shaiman, Erin Markey, Peaches, Neal Medlyn and Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) while fans such as Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Andy Cohen and Lily Taylor can be seen laughing hysterically in the audience. Imagine Freddy Mercury, Richard Pryor and Sophie Tucker had a baby, and then you might be getting close ... maybe. Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments are poised to release their debut album of original music in October 2013 featuring the singles "Titties," "What I Gotta Do," and "Fuck Shit Up."
DOM LA NENA & PIERS FACCINI
Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 PM
Brazilian born cellist and vocalist Dom La Nena released her debut album, Ela, on Six Degrees Records in January, 2013. Ela is a stunningly intricate and understated collection of thirteen original compositions, sung in Portuguese and Spanish. Dom's delicate vocals and multi-tracked cello on the album are supported by spare, minimal arrangements by co-producer and label mate Piers Faccini. Melodies and words are in Faccini's bones and his finely crafted songs resonate with traces of his ancestry. If his songs were maps they would stretch from the English moors to the Saharan dunes via the parched plains of the Mediterrannean before spanning the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Mississippi Delta.
DAWN LANDES: Bluebird CD Release
Wednesday, February 26 at 9:30 PM
$12 in Advance / $15 at Door
Based in Brooklyn, but raised in Louisville, singer-songwriter Dawn Landes has been writing songs for most of her life, and already has more than a decade of experience as a professional producer and engineer. After leaving NYU where she studied psychology and literature, Landes began honing her production and engineering skills, working at Stratosphere Sound (owned by James Iha, Adam Schlesinger, and Andy Chase), and at Philip Glass' personal recording studio, before launching Saltlands Studio in Brooklyn with partners Steve Salett and Gary Maurer.
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ABOUT JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC: 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. In the 2013-2014 season, Joe's Pub celebrates 15 years of the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. It received a top-to-bottom renovation in 2011, 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 AT ASTOR PLACE: Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public Theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. 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 its beloved, 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, new and experimental stagings at The Public at Astor Place, and a range of artist and audience development initiatives including its Public Forum series, which brings together theater artists and professionals from a variety of disciplines for discussions that shed light on social issues explored in Public productions. The Public Theater is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater's year-round activities.