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Sandra Bernhard & Justin Bond Premiere New Musical at Joes Pub; Spring Schedule Announced


Joe's Pub has announced additional programming for this Winter/Spring season. Selections include the premiere of a new musical featuring Sandra Bernhard and Justin Bond, and more.

Events include: 


Preview Of The Arts And Literature To Life presents FAHRENHEIT 451 

Wednesday, February 23 at 7:00 PM; $20 Preview of the Arts and Literature to Life presents Fahrenheit 451 from the novel by Ray Bradbury adapted and directed by Wynn Handman performed by Rich Orlow. 

This classic American novel presents a frightening vision of the future: firemen don't put out fires - they start them in order to burn books.
The event features sixty minutes of performance spanning the full breadth of this beloved American Science Fiction novel.  A master of character work, the actor Rich Orlow tells the story from the perspective of the protagonist, Montag, and seamlessly transitions between the five other primary characters.  The adaptation by Wynn Handman of Bradbury's classic novel presents a haunting look at the dangers of censorship in a modern world.  In addition we will show a rare interview with author Ray Bradbury and executive director David Kenner.
A Literature to Life award winner, Fahrenheit 451 was adapted for the stage in 2008 and helped to launch the company's national campaign to Keep Literature (A)live: Project 451 featuring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and others.  To learn more go to

Sunday, March 6 at 9:30 PM; $10

Missouri State Musical Theatre celebrates its first fifteen years.  Scheduled to appear:  Andrew C. Call, Deidre Goodwin, Dale Hensley, Hollie Howard, Kendra Kassebaum, Kyle Dean Massey, Antuan Raimone, Nathan Tysen, Nicole Van Giesen, and Broadway Bombs (featuring Jessica Ryan, Avery Ragsdale, and Jermaine Blackwell).  Directed by Nathan Tysen.

Monday, March 7 at 7:00 & 9:30 PM; $25

KENNETH HARTUNG MANAGEMENT & THE KATZ COMPANY, Inc. present a reading of a new musical, Sandra Bernhard & JUSTIN VIVAN BOND in Arts and Crafts. The musical features a book, music and lyrics by Sandra Bernhard & Justin Vivand Bond, with additional music & lyrics by Lance Horne & Jake Shears. Gordon Greenberg directs.  The project features musical direction by Rob Moose.  

The cast includes Cole Escola (LOGO's Jeffrey & Cole Casserole) and Amber Martin (Amber Alert!).
ARTS & CRAFTS is a musical romp written by and starring Sandra Bernhard and JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND in which they play country cousins whose lives have led them in very different directions. One went from being a rock chick to born again motherhood in the Midwest and the other from small town gay to urban art world sophisticate. When the two meet up again at a family wedding they set of on a journey rediscovering their authentic selves and learning that ideology doesn't mean much when stacked up against art love and really good acid.

Leslie Kritzer IS Leslie Kritzer AT JOE'S PUB
Sunday & Monday, April 17 & 18, Sunday April 24 at 7:30 PM; $30
She came, she sang, she conquered! Broadway's Leslie Kritzer returns to Joe's Pub in an all-new show co-written with Randy Blair called Leslie Kritzer IS Leslie Kritzer at Joe's Pub - following her sensational award-winning 2006 S.R.O. debut Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches in which The New York Times hailed her as 'a powerful young singer' in a 'wonderful new act," and TimeOut NY proclaimed "Kritzer doesn't just shine in her talk-of-the-town new show-she explodes like a supernova." Backed by a 4-piece band led by music director/pianist Vadim Feichtner, expect riots out on Lafayette Street for this diva lover's delight!

Leslie Kritzer happily returns to Joe's Pub where her 2006 SRO debut Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches created a sensation earning her a TimeOut NY Award.  Her Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair (Drama Desk Nomination), Legally Blonde (Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Performer) and Hairspray.  Off-Broadway and regional credits include Judas and Me, (NYMF-2009 Outstanding Individual Performance Award), Rooms: A Rock Romance (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), On The Town (Encores!), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Drama Desk Nomination), Bat Boy, Godspell, The Memory Show, Damn Yankees, the world premiere of POP! (Yale Rep), Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center), Cabaret, Born Yesterday, the world premiere of Vanities, Urinetown (National Tour), Evita, and Funny Girl. She has performed at London's Royal Albert Hall as a guest soloist honoring Tim Rice and Alan Menken and at NY's Town Hall in the Broadway Musicals of 1951. Film credits include "17 Photos of Isabel." Television credits include "Law and Order SVU" (NBC)"3 LBS" (CBS) and "Jason and Jessica" (HBO).

TICKETS are available at, by calling 212-967-7555, or by visiting The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM) or the Joe's Pub Box Office from (6 PM to 10 PM) both located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.

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