Alan Cumming, Shaina Taub, and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
Joe's Pub at The Public invites a slate of world-class artists to take residence on its venerable stage. Acclaimed actor and singer Alan Cumming will descend with a two-week midnight run of his brand new show Legal Immigrant, from June 19-30. Fellow Joe's Pub favorites like Penny Arcade, Bridget Everett, Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes and Shaina Taub line the calendar with monthly performances. Plus, due to popular demand, Rob Paulsen and Randy Rogel return with an extended run of their show Animaniacs Live!, a musical revue, May 24-27.
Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS
February 26, 27, March 2 & 3 | $40
Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed and completely sold out production of Rock Bottom, New York's downtown darling Bridget Everett returns the stage with her band, The Tender Moments, and a bottle of chardonnay to sing all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her...feel? From tender moments to prison sex, come get inside her.
Penny Arcade: THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
February 27 & March 6 at 7:30PM March 13 & 20 at 9:30PM | $20
International performance legend Penny Arcade and her longtime collaborator Steve Zehentner return for an evening of raucous, take no prisoners comedy and rock and roll political theater. After three years of touring their hit show Longing Lasts Longer, the duo is ready to dive into the frightening world of micro aggressions, political correctness and victimhood asking the question of our times: Who gets to speak and to whom? In these improvised performances Penny mediates #metoo, rape culture, and the normalization of self-censorship with her trail blazing honesty. Penny's rare ability to articulate ideas that are still forming in the collective psyche that have not yet emerged and been sanctioned by collective consciousness is a message of hope!
SAMORA ABAYOMI PINDERHUGHES
March 1, April 5, May 3 |$15
Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes is a composer and pianist, known for large multidisciplinary projects and his use of music to examine sociopolitical issues. Pinderhughes has performed in Carnegie Hall, the White House, MoMA, the Sundance Film Festival and Monterey Jazz Festival, and has toured internationally with Branford Marsalis, Christian Scott, Emily King and more. Pinderhughes is the creator and composer of The Transformations Suite. He has written music for artists including Kenny Barron and Common; and is the composer for the film Whose Streets. He is also a member of Blackout for Human Rights, and was musical director for their 2016 #MLKNow and #JusticeForFlint events.
March 27, April 23 & May 15 | $20
Songwriter/performer Shaina Taub sets up camp this year at Joe's Pub with a monthly concert residency. Each show will be a creative laboratory as she and her band debut new songs. The shows will feature selections from Old Hats and Visitors plus special guests joining along the way. The New York Times said, "The singer and songwriter Shaina Taub belongs to a breed of performers who, apart from being artists, are gravitation forces around whom others cluster like filings to a magnet."
ANIMANIACS LIVE! STARRING ROB PAULSEN & Randy Rogel
Thursday - Sunday, May 24-27, 7:00PM & 9:30PM | $45
Animaniacs LIVE! is a musical revue starring original cast member Rob Paulsen (Yakko, and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain), accompanied by Emmy-winning composer Randy Rogel, who wrote and created many of those memorable songs. The show will run through a playlist of Animaniacs hits, even an updated version of 'Yakko's World' featuring newly christened countries as they have come to be. Animaniacs LIVE! promises to help you relive the show's 90's glory. In addition to the concert, Rob and Randy share behind the scenes secrets about the making of the series. Whether you're a lover of music, animation, or fun, experience Animaniacs like never before in Animaniacs LIVE!
Alan Cumming: LEGAL IMMIGRANT
Tuesdays - Saturdays, June 19-30, Midnight | $40-50
Alan Cumming has been described by Time Magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, by the New York Times as a 'bawdy, countercultural sprite' and the New York Observer as a 'frolicky pansexual sex symbol for the new millenium'. But he thinks you shouldn't believe everything you read. He is many things to many people - Renaissance man, style icon, social activist, bon viveur - but to himself he is a story-teller and provocateur for hire. He became an American citizen in 2008 and Legal Immigrant is a cabaret of songs and stories about his life and loves in his adopted homeland.
NOTE There is a $12 food / two (2) drink minimum per person per show, unless otherwise noted.
Joe's Pub AT THE PUBLIC, named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, 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 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; Joe's Pub Working Group, an artist development initiative; and nationwide programming partnerships. 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.
THE PUBLIC is a theater of, by, and for the people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic, The Public continues the work of its visionary founder Joe Papp as a civic institution engaging, both on-stage and off, with some of the most important ideas and social issues of today. Conceived over 60 years ago as one of the nation's first nonprofit theaters, The Public has long operated on the principles that theater is an essential cultural force and that art and culture belong to everyone. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public's wide breadth of programming includes an annual season of new work at its landmark home at Astor Place, Free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, The Mobile Unit touring throughout New York City's five boroughs, Public Forum, Under the Radar, Public Studio, Public Works, Public Shakespeare Initiative, and Joe's Pub. Since premiering HAIR in 1967, The Public continues to create the canon of American Theater and is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons. Their programs and productions can also be seen regionally across the country and around the world. The Public has received 59 Tony Awards, 169 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards, 54 Lortel Awards, 32 Outer Critic Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Desk Awards, and 6 Pulitzer Prizes.