Celebrate NYC Pride at Joe's Pub with Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, Latrell!, Julie Klausner, New Alternatives and More, Beg. Today
Celebrate NYC Pride at Joe's Pub at the Public with performers including: No Hope Productions Presents SIREN/KINGS, Martha Graham CRACKER CABARET, Champagne Jerry, LATRELL! LATRELL! JACKSON IS NOT ANGELA BASSETT, Julie Klausner CABARET SITUATION, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments, Voices for Homeless LGBTQ Youth: A Benefit for New Alternatives, BROWN GIRLS BURLESQUE, and more!
Tonight, June 19 at 7:00 PM
Join the sassy sensations of Siren and the luscious country cool of Kings as they come together for a harmonious escape at the legendary Joe's Pub. New York nightlife all-stars Shanna Sharp, Colleen Harris and Lindsay Morgan are Siren. Called a "power diva pop trio" by BroadwayWorld.com, the ladies of Siren serve up your favorite pop tunes, belted with a country-fried charm. Robert Maril, Emily Bielagus and Stephanie Bishop are Kings. A queercore/folk/country trio based in Brooklyn, they draw inspiration from American roots music, early Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, the American Riot Grrl movement, and modern folk greats like Ani DiFranco and Indigo Girls. This show is presented by NO HOPE Productions.
MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER CABARET
Friday, June 20 at 11:30 PM
After a string of sold out shows and acclaim, the Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret returns to the Pub! This balls-to-the-wall drag cabaret is hosted by Martha Graham Cracker, who may be the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen. Backed by a four-piece live band, Martha Graham Cracker, hailed as "The Drag Queen King" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, performs new arrangements and mashups of songs by artists ranging from Prince and Crowded House to Motley Crue and Nina Simone, and a bit of everything in between. The cabaret was Jump Philly Magazine's Top 5 Most Exciting Musical Experiences of 2013 and has one numerous editorial awards in Philadelphia, including Best Drag Show and Best Gay Night Out in Philadelphia magazine.
Martha Graham Cracker is played by Dito van Reigersberg, co-founding co-artistic director of Philadelphia's Obie-winning Pig Iron Theatre Company. The character was born in van Reigersberg's East Village kitchen while he was attending the Martha Graham School of Dance.
Saturday, June 21 at 9:30 PM
Champagne Jerry - the self-proclaimed Greatest Rapper in the World - continues to release a new single every month on champagnejerry.com, paired, like champagne and brie, with a show at Joe's Pub. Having rolled out over the course of a year, the singles comprise Champagne Jerry's forthcoming album For Real, You Guys, which will be released in July 2014. Champagne Jerry, also known as Neal Medlyn, is a rapper and performance artist who, along with his main producer, Max Tannone and his onstage entourage, the Champagne Club, seek to transform the world every single time they hit the stage. Real beats, real rapping, real champagne, real realness.
Sunday, June 22 at 9:30 PM
Latrell Jackson is getting married ya'll! It's time to throw a bachelor party on the set of his newest show "LATRELL!" a.k.a. "The Most Fabulous News Broadcast Known to Man!" Though Latrell is known for his outrageous and his unapologetic behavior, there is more to him than meets the eye. Under those leopard print leggings and body glitter lays razor sharp social satire and political comedy. Like the love child of RuPaul and Stephen Colbert or even the grandson of Moms Mabley, Latrell has his finger on the pulse of current events and social trends. With no allegiances to political parties, ideologies or even the one and only Oprah, Latrell takes on the socio-political zeitgeist with no mercy (all while picking out wedding cakes) in this one-night-only event! Male strippers not included.
Tuesday, June 24 at 9:30 PM
Every month, Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments bring their funny yet gut-wrenching and outrageous performance to the Pub. Led by the singing tour-de-force Bridget Everett, "a pure id on the rampage" (The New York Times), the band has sold-out venues nationally and 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 like Fred Armisen, Patti LuPone, Flea, Dan Finnerty, Tonya Pinkins, Marc Shaiman, Peaches, Neal Medlyn and Jake Shears while fans such as Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Andy Cohen, Sarah Jessica Parker and Lily Taylor can be seen laughing hysterically in the audience.
Monday, June 23 at 9:30PM
Tuesday-Friday, June 24-27 at 7:30PM
Comedy genius and natural redhead Julie Klausner debuts her newest show. With musical director Jon Spurney, Klausner has put together a raucous new night that will feature Klausner saying funny things, singing medleys of songs arranged to make a point or just to be pretty, plus some powerful visuals that will leave your eyes both stimulated and lubricated. Klausner will perform a slew of songs made popular by a range of artists like Hole, Nancy Sinatra, Bobbie Gentry, Alice Cooper and many more. The piece-de-resistance will be a Stephen Schwartz/Ben Folds mash-up. Jokes! Stories! Eyeliner! Popular music from eras past! Here is your evening, America!
Monday, June 30 at 6:00PM
Hosted by Jene Hernandez (Conviction, Cash Flow, Tio Papi) with musical direction by Nate Buccieri, Voices for Homeless LGBTQ Youth brings together a star-studded group for one night to benefit the vital youth organization New Alternatives. The evening will feature appearances and performances by Andrea McArdle, Ann Hampton Calloway, Anne Steele, Bridget Everett, Jeremy Abram and many more.
Saturdays, July 5 & August 9 at 11:30PM
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life is a new three-part series that showcases collaboration between Brown Girls Burlesque and DJs to create brilliantly fun and sonic burlesque shows. The May installment features the renowned and illustrious Manchild Black, who will create mixes for each burlesque piece in collaboration with the dancer in addition to spinning the pre-show, intermission, and post-show sets. The BGB Lovelies & Manchild Black will save your life and make your night!
ABOUT JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC - Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub at The Public 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 2013, 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.