Kim David Smith to Bring Electro-Weimar Concert STARGAZING to Joe's Pub, 10/8
Directed by Michael Rader (Cirque du Soleil), with music direction by Benjamin Ickies, and costume design by Miodrag Guberinic (Rebel Heart Tour), STARGAZING is an intimately electronic reimagining of musical constellations formed from stars old and new, including Kurt Weill, Kylie Minogue, Friedrich Hollaender, Edith Piaf, Olivia Newton-John, Madonna, and Marlene Dietrich.
Tickets are $16. Please call (212) 967-7555 or visit www.joespub.com for reservations. Joining Benjamin on synthesizer and accordion on stage will be New York nightclub veteran, Tracy Stark on piano, and Broadway's Kevin Garcia on percussion.
Along with repertoire spanning the 1920's through to today, Smith's own pop originals will be represented, with selections performed from his electropop albums Nova and Supernova (Ninthwave Records). Released in 2015, Supernova is a glittering new remix album featuring reworked gems from Smith's 2013 LP release, Nova. Spanning vast electronic territory from Ricardo Autobahn's lush, slow-jam reworking of "Cheap," to Chameleon Musique's 1970's mirror ball take on "Never Ever," and Chris Jay's pulsing EDM dance-fest with the Italitastico mix of "Radio," Supernova is packed with fabulous dance-pop collaborations, culminating in an 18-track electro-wonderland. The album features original artwork by Portis Wasp, photography by the legendary Rick Day and is available through Ninthwave Records on iTunes, Amazon, and streaming on Spotify worldwide.
KIM DAVID SMITH is a Helpmann Award nominated singer and nightclub performer, known for his Weimar-era inspired works that juxtapose authentic musical material with stylistic takes on current popular tunes. His electro-pop albums Nova, Supernova, and cabaret EP, The Tease, are available worldwide on iTunes and Amazon. His cabaret programmes, Nova Noir, Misfit and Morphium have performed regularly in New York City at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, the Due Theatre at DMAC, and Bard Spiegeltent at Bard College, while also touring Australia - presented at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Festival of Voices, The Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Slide Cabaret Festival, The Ballarat Cabaret Festival, Chapel Off Chapel, the National Gallery of Victoria, and Smith's cabaret birthplace, Melbourne's Butterfly Club.
Past cabaret programmes include Johnny Come Lately (directed by Karen Kohler), Jungle Parade (directed by Martin Croft), Kim Smith is Madly Adored, and Quietly Kim Smith. 2009 saw Smith presented with the Backstage Bistro Award for Special Achievement as an Outstanding Performer (honoured alongside Liza Minnelli and Charles Aznavour). He was also nominated for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Manhattan Association of Cabarest (MAC) Awards in the Outstanding Male Vocalist category. Smith is a recipient of the American Australian Association's Dame Joan Sutherland Award for aspiring artists (2008), and is a member of the Kabarett Kollektif, a troupe of New York-based artists dedicated to preserving the European cabaret tradition. Mr. Smith studied at the Ballarat Arts Academy in Australia (BA, Music Theatre), and resides in New York City.
Michael Rader's highlights as a director or associate: Off-Broadway: Stalking The Bogeyman (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), The York Theatre Company, Theatre for the New City, You are Not Alone with Betty Buckley, Elegies: A Song Cycle; National Tours: A Christmas Story, Varekai (Cirque du Soleil); Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, The Actors Studio Repertory, The Human Race Theatre, The Engeman Theatre, The Dramatist Guild, Mandela! . Alumnus Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil.
Follow Kim on Instagram and Twitter: @kimdavidsmith - www.KimDavidSmith.com
KIM DAVID SMITH will present "Stargazing" at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Thursday, October 8 at 9:30 PM. The venue is located at 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th and Astor Place) NYC, adjacent to The Public Theater. For tickets -- which cost $16 -- call (212) 967-7555 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM or visit joespub.com, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street from 2:00 PM daily. There is a $12 food / two (2) drink minimum per person per show, unless otherwise noted.
Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub at The Public opened 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 consistently presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The organization also offers unique opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians the resources and tools needed to develop original theater works. Commissioned artists have included Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Bridget Everett, Allen Toussaint and more. In 2011, the Pub received a top-to-bottom renovation, 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.
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