Rapp, Foster, Porter, Chamberlin, et al. Play Joe's Pub This Spring
Joe's Pub will be featuring a line-up of numerous Broadway stars this April and May including: Anthony Rapp, Sutton Foster, Billy Porter, Kevin Chamberlin, Justin Bond, Nora York, Jeffrey Johnson, Galt MacDermott and the Hair tribe.
The upcoming schedule is as follows:
BROADWAY RECYCLED: YOUR FAVORITE BROADWAY STARS AND SONGS - REDUCED, REUSED, AND RECYCLED
Sunday, April 18 at 7:00 PM
Broadway Recycled, an Earth Day concert benefitting the Broadway Green Alliance and At Hand Theatre Company, will be presented at Joe's Pub on April 18th. The 7pm show will showcase Broadway stars performing cut songs from musicals - songs that shouldn't go to waste! Concert goers can expect to hear numbers that were cut from Next To Normal, 9 to 5, High Fidelity, Yank!, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Ordinary Days, Once on this Island and more!
The evening will feature performances by Mario Cantone, Jeffry Denman, Jerry Dixon, Kathy Fitzgerald, Adam Gwon, Ann Harada, Van Hughes, Tyler Maynard, Charlie Pollock, Tory Ross and Anthony Rapp... with more names to be announced soon. The concert will be directed by Dave Solomon with musical direction by Julie McBride.
Sunday, Apr 18 at 9:30 PM
Sunday, Apr 25 at 9:30 PM
Sunday, May 9 at 9:30 PM
Justin will be introducing some original songs and will also be bringing back favorite covers, characters and sketches she's done in the past. Expect the unexpected. The final Sunday of Mx Bond's spring residency, May 9th is both Mother's Day AND mx Bond's birthday so it should be quite a blow-out! $20 / $50 (May 9)
TRAPPER'S GREATEST HITS JR: SPRINGTIME EDITION
Saturday, April 24 at 6:30 PM
Children's vocal guru is bringing his first all-kid's lineup to the New York stage in 6 years. It is almost the 6th anniversary of Oh-blah-di, Oh-blah-da, the now legendary Make-a-Wish Foundation benefit, and Joe's Pub will be reeling on the 24th as kids and teens from the casts of Billy Elliot, Bye Bye Birdie, Finian's Rainbow, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Shrek, West Side Story, 13 the Musical, and many more join familiar faces from TV and film and some surprise starry guests.
Expect some repeat favorites and to see Trapper's commitment to finding new talent as the best kids in the country all join together on the Joe's Pub stage.
After high profile appearances in 2009 at South by Southwest Festival, and the Latin Grammy Awards, Mexican recording artist Juan Son makes his Joe's Pub debut on April 6, 2010 with a special appearance by John Cameron Mitchell. A student of the London Center of Contemporary Music, Juan Son is the former lead singer of the popular Mexican indie rock band Porter. Juan Son's first solo album, "Mermaid Sashimi" (2009) showcases his talents as both singer and storyteller with a production featuring vocal effects, wordless chanting, and lyrics in both English and Spanish. The album was nominated for a Latin Grammy.
Following a successful career on and off-Broadway, John Cameron Mitchell went on to co-write (with Stephen Trask) and star in the hit musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." He wrote, directed and starred in the screen version subsequently wrote and directed the acclaimed film "Shortbus."
EAR OF THE HEART: THE MUSIC OF Galt MacDermot
Sunday, April 25 at 6:00 PM
Ear of the Heart: the music of Galt MacDermot is a feature-length documentary currently in post production about the iconic and prolific composer of the musical 'Hair', Galt MacDermot. Beloved by Broadway and Hip-Hop fans alike, this film follows Galt's music career and reveals the depth and spirituality of his unforgettable body of work.
Join Galt MacDermot along with HAIR tribe members and special guests who will perform from his extensive repertoire. Selected scenes from the documentary will be screened. Proceeds from the benefit will be used to finish this film and help to assure that Galt's music will be around for generations to come.
Billy Porter: THE STANDARD
Monday, April 26 at 9:30 PM & Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00 PM
Billy Porter returns to the concert stage with an exploration of The Contemporary American Standard. With songs made famous by Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Donnie Hathaway, Oleta Adams, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, Elton John, The Beatles and others - Mr. Porter illuminates a new generation of "song" that stands the test of time. $25
NYU Tisch Presents NORA YORK'S CABARET CENTRAL: OLD SONGS MADE NEW
Friday, April 30 at Midnight
In the final installment of our cabaret series, accomplished cabaret performer, writer, and musician Nora York brings her unique ability to place familiar music in a context and form that makes it feel brand new. A collaboration by a collective of music theatre artists from the Drama Department, the audience will revel in the "diamonds" they reveal. $10 regular price / $7 w/ student ID
JEFFREY JOHNSON: EDIE BEALE LIVE AT RENO SWEENEY
Presented in association with Ganymede Arts
Sunday, May 2 at 7:00 PM
Little Edie Beale's infamous 1978 cabaret act re-staged! Written by Gerald Duval, Edie Beale's manager for the Reno Sweeney event, After the Garden brings back to life those 7 nights in 1978 that only a handful of people had the opportunity to see. Ganymede Arts, DC's Complete GLBT arts company is pleased to bring back to Joe's Pub its world premiere hit.
THE BREITHAUPT BROTHERS SONGBOOK W/ SPECIAL GUESTS
Monday May 3 at 7:00 PM
Don and Jeff Breithaupt, the composer and lyricist (respectively) that comprise the Breithaupt Brothers, bring their ever-evolving songbook back to Joe's Pub for another all-star revue, featuring a bumper crop of new songs and favorites, a sparkling house band, and a still-evolving line-up that -- so far -- includes Lea DeLaria, Kate Baldwin, Kevin Earley, Carolyn Leonhart, Graham Rowat, Jamie Leonhart, Rikki Rumball, and Shelley McPherson. For further line-up announcements, please check back here in coming days. Past performers of the Breithaupt Brothers' material include Tony Award-winners James Naughton and LaChanze, multiple Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara, Norm Lewis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Catherine Russell, Denzal Sinclaire, Rebecca Martin, Adam Brazier, BETTY, Sarah Slean, Patricia O'Callaghan, and Grammy nominee Kate McGarry, among many others. Their songs have been featured on Showtime's The L Word and have been recorded by Brent Carver, Dione Taylor, Adi Braun, Rikki Rumball, Denzal Sinclaire, Joe Coughlin, and Lorraine Lawson. Don was honored with a 2009 Emmy Award for outstanding theme song for the Canadian television show 6teen (Cartoon Network). The Breithaupt Brothers wrote the songs for Seeing Stars, an original boxing musical, which was read in February 2009 as part of the York Theatre's Development Reading Series and enjoyed a sold-out run in October 2009 as one of 12 double blind-juried "Next Link" shows at the New York Musical Theater Festival. In January 2010, the Breithaupt Brothers debut recording, Toronto Sings the Breithaupt Brothers Songbook, was released.
Kevin Chamberlin AND FRIENDS PRESENTS: BROADWAY SINGS TV!
Monday, May 3 at 9:30 PM
Special guests Roger Bart, John Tartaglia, Susie Mosher and John Boswell, Paul Castree, Kevin Chamberlin, Seth Rudetsky, Morgan James, The Broadway Boys, Chris Fitzgerald, Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa & Damien Bassman on Percussion
Join two time Tony Award nominee Kevin Chamberlin and Friends for "Broadway Sings TV". Tune in Monday Evening, May 3rd at 930pm at Joe's Pub as Kevin and some of the hottest Broadway performers sing your favorite TV Theme Songs like you've never heard them before. Take a nostalgic trip back in time -from the 1960's thru the 1990's - when Kevin and his surprise guests put a new spin on some old classics from your childhood. All proceeds will go to Broadway Cares, Equity Fights AIDS.
WES TAYLOR AND FRIENDS
Monday, May 3 at 11:30 PM
Pop tunes. Original tunes. Show tunes. Currently playing Lucas Beineke in Broadway's The Addams Family, after originating the role of Franz in the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of Rock of Ages (Theatre World Award/OCC nomination), Wesley Taylor is thrilled to sing in your face while you get drunk. Joining him are Mitch Jarvis (Rock of Ages, Fiddler...), Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages), and Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family, In the Heights), with a surprise guest or two! Mary-Mitchell Campbell/piano, Damien Bass/drums, Christian Imboden/guitar.
NYU Tisch Presents Sutton Foster'S CABARET CENTRAL: FROM RODGERS TO HEART
Friday, May 7 at MIDNIGHT
Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster, who has originated leading roles in five new musicals and recently starred as Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical, comes to the Drama Department to create a presentation that demonstrates the special alchemy between actor and audience that happens in cabaret performance. With an emphasis on "owning" the song, audiences will be taken on a musical journey that reveals the interpretive power of solo performance. $10 / $7 w/ student ID
Monday, May 10 at 9:30 PM
Ryness is a New York City-based rock band that strives to connect with the transcendent in music, passion, and spirit. Formed in 2007, the band is led by singer and guitarist Bryce Ryness whose diverse musical background spurs on the talents of lead guitarist Jeff Washburn, drummer Robin Lai, and bassist Jae Ko. Ryness writes songs about the tension between good & evil, love & lust, ecstasy & pain. Reminiscent of Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and U2, Ryness' live show is not to be missed; full of passion, excitement, and energy.
Their first studio album, A Fire In The Night, released May 18th, 2009. Additionally, the band released a live album in 2008 recorded at the world-renowned Joe's Pub.
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