Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Begins 9/9 at The Public
The Public Theater begins performances for the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub on Tuesday, September 9, beginning the 2014-15 downtown season at Astor Place. Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Matt Ray, and directed by Scott Wittman, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. This shockingly funny and moving new show will run through Saturday, October 11 at Joe's Pub, with an official press opening on Wednesday, September 17.
Written by the ferociously talented Bridget Everett with Tony Award-winning songwriting duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Matt Ray, ROCK BOTTOM is the entertainer's first major production since her 2007 musical At Least It's Pink. ROCK BOTTOM is the story of what happens when you're too passionate to give up, and too big to fail. In it, Everett barrels through life tip-toeing toward disaster, wine bottle by wine bottle and man by man. However, instead of succumbing to a chardonnay-induced stupor, Everett embraces a series of revelations that lead her and her voice of an angel to redemption. It features new original songs written with Shaiman, Wittman, Ray and Horovitz, as well as familiar favorites heard in Everett's monthly sold-out showcase with her band The Tender Moments at Joe's Pub.
Single tickets to ROCK BOTTOM, priced at $33, are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Taub Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street. Joe's Pub at The Public serves food nightly but there is no food or drink minimum for ROCK BOTTOM.
BRIDGET EVERETT has been called one of the Funniest People in New York by Time Out. Her film, theater and television credits include "Inside Amy Schumer," "Two Broke Girls," Sex And The City, "Bridget and Neal are F*cking and Adam Is Watching," At Least It's Pink, and most recently a guest spot at Carnegie Hall performing with the legendary Patti Lupone. Everett has appeared at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival, HBO's Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival, The Adelaide International Cabaret Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, and Bonnaroo. Everett and her band, The Tender Moments, perform regularly to sold-out crowds and have welcomed 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). Their album, POUND IT, is available now on iTunes.
Photo Credit: Tammy Shell