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Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, 10/1-12

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows running from October 1 to 12, 2014. Scroll down for details, and visit for a complete list of shows.


NOW - October 16

Until October 11: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30PM, Saturdays at 11:30PM

Extension - October 14-16: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30PM

$40 / $25 Members

Originally commissioned as part of The Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series, ROCK BOTTOM opened The Public's 2014-15 season to critical acclaim and has extended until October 16. Created by the ferociously talented Bridget Everett with Tony Award-winning songwriting duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Matt Ray, ROCK BOTTOM is the entertainer's first major production since her 2007 musical At Least It's Pink. Everett, who The New York Times has called a "pure id on the rampage," barrels through life tip-toeing toward disaster, wine bottle by wine bottle and man by man. However, instead of succumbing to a chardonnay-induced stupor, Everett embraces a series of revelations that lead her and her voice of an angel to redemption. ROCK BOTTOM features new original songs written with Shaiman, Wittman, Ray and Horovitz.


Thursday and Friday, October 2 & 3 at 7:00PM


"Going into a room and drifting out of a room because there was no real purpose in going in, nor any more purpose in going back out again. That was the drift. The drift was everything that you did without having a reason. But where was a reason for anything at all. Oh, you could invent a reason, and some were plausible. Some were plausible enough for being accepted the way a polite excuse is accepted for convenience or social policy. But there had been nothing." -from Tennessee Williams's novella The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

In The Drift, Justin Vivian Bond creates a new, free associative, collage of spoken word and song inspired by the story of Karen Stone, a retired actress who drifts from one space to another -either in her mind, in couture or in bed.


Thursday, October 2 at 9:30PM


The duo of JG Thirlwell and Sarah Lipstate, which debuted with a rapturously received set at The Stone in NYC just months ago, makes its third-ever appearance at Joe's Pub. In this project, Thirlwell plays synthesizers and electronics and Lipstate (aka Noveller) plays guitar through a multitude of effects. The evening will feature projections of original film work by Lipstate.


Friday, October 3 at Midnight


Pam Ann's debuts BAD AIR HOSTESS, a new show about a glamorous, heavy-drinking, drug-abusing and fashion-obsessed international air hostess with more issues than Vogue. Pam Ann would rather flick the pages of fashion magazines in the galley, snort cocaine and scroll the Internet for 'love' than deal with her passengers. She is destructive and reckless in her approach to life, always chasing the high but always left short of the runway. She says what other cabin crew would like to say and embraces terrorism! If you're easily offended or scared of flying this show is for you!


Saturday, October 4 at 7:00PM


Pum (n): West Indian for a woman's private parts. Short for pum pum.

Through hilarious vignettes and original music, pomme is french for apple (Liza Paul and Bahia Watson) takes a fresh, funny, irreverent and distinctly West Indian look at womanhood in all its glory: its perils, its pleasures and all madness in between. From the sublime to the absurd, pomme (sounds like...) features a dizzying cast of characters from diverse locales such as London, Toronto, Jamaica, and the too-tight crotch of the pants.


Saturday, October 4 at 9:00PM


You follow all the rules. You swallow all the baloney and still you find yourself left behind. You're heartbroken. You're taking a pounding from life without even the consideration of a reach around. Sound familiar? You're a bitch. You're a good bitch, but you don't have to take it anymore! Part self-help seminar, part autobiographical exorcism, full rock concert, Adam Enright's GOOD BITCH GOES DOWN will show you how one man went from heartbroken to heartbreaker in 60 song-filled minutes.


Sunday, October 5 at 7:00PM

$16 Adv/ $20 Door

The Sweet Remains is headed equally by three singer-songwriters. The Boston Herald said, "Its been a long time since 3-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs this melodically gorgeous." The band's strong lyrical and melodic writing has been likened to modern folk-rockers such as Ray LaMontagne and John Mayer. However, their lush and crafted harmonies distinguish them from the throngs of guitar-toting troubadours and harken back to super-groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash, the Eagles and Simon & Garfunkel.


Sunday, October 5 at 9:30PM


Artists for World Peace presents its fourth annual Broadway fundraiser to help children all over the world. The night is hosted by Robbie and Paul Rescigno, and music directed by Sonny Paladino. This year's Broadway performers include: Patrick Boll (Death of a Salesman, Tom Sawyer, Hedda Gabler, Mamma Mia!), Justin Bowen (Chaplin), Joseph Dellger (Ragtime, LeStat, Porgy & Bess, Scandalous), Stacia Fernandez (Beauty and the Beast, Swing, Mamma Mia!, The Drowsy Chaperone), Natalie Gallo (Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia!), Albert Guerzon (Honeymoon in Vegas, Mamma Mia!, Ghost), Liana Hunt (Newsies, Mamma Mia!), Aaron Lazar (The Last Ship, A Little Night Music, Les Mis, The Light in the Piazza, The Phantom of the Opera), Nathan Lucrezio (Cinderella), Alison Luff (Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Ghost), Christopher Messina (Jersey Boys), Azudi Onyejekwe (Violet), Steve Rosen (Spamalot, The Farnsworth Invention, Guys and Dolls), Sarah Saltzberg (Spelling Bee), Sharone Sayegh (Mamma Mia!), Rashidra Scott (Beautiful, Sister Act, Hair, Finian's Rainbow, Avenue Q), Allison Strong (Mamma Mia!, Bye Bye Birdie), Daniel J. Watts (After Midnight, Motown, Ghost, Memphis, In The Heights, The Color Purple), and Blake Whyte (Mamma Mia!, Wicked). The show will be followed by a post-show party with the cast in The Public Theater's restaurant The Library. This is a rare opportunity to see Broadway performers in an intimate club setting.


Monday, October 6 at 6:00PM


High Fives is an evening of celebratory cocktails and performances, commemorating Leah Ryan's 50th birthday, the fifth year of the Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers, and the announcement of a new grant in her honor. Hosted by Lisa Kron and directed by Leigh Silverman, the party will feature Julie White, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jennifer Westfeldt and more.


Monday, October 6 at 9:30PM


Benjamin Walker is the critically acclaimed stage star of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, and the upcoming Warner Brothers film In the Heart of the Sea. Walker is also the creator and host of FIND THE FUNNY at Joe's Pub. Dedicated to providing performance opportunities to new and innovative comics, writers, musicians, and performers, FIND THE FUNNY is a monthly show continuing to grow and expand. FIND THE FUNNY is presented by BenRo Service and Inspire Entertainment.


Tuesday - Saturday, October 7-October 11 at 7:00PM

Thursday and Saturday, October 9-October 11 at 9:00PM


Betty Buckley makes her Joe's Pub debut, playing a very special seven-show run, October 7- 11. The stage and screen star will perform new music to celebrate her new album Ghostlight (September 16, Palmetto Records), which was produced by her longtime friend and fellow music legend T Bone Burnett. The rare combination of Buckley and Burnett's talents create an atmosphere that takes listeners to another time and place. That chemistry, forged from a decades-long friendship, will be evident in Buckley's shows at the Pub. "All great art comes from the edge, not a place of comfort," commented Burnett. "Our vision was for a ghostly haunting sound, which I called 'crime jazz,' giving the project a timeless feel."


Sunday, October 12 at 7:00PM


From the creator of the award-winning show Tings Dey Happen and The Real Americans comes a new piece of journalistic theater about finding connection in our digital age. Fresh off his critically-acclaimed run of The Real Americans at Culture Project, Dan Hoyle returns to Joe's Pub with his brand new show Each and Everything. From the hard-scrabble corner boys of Chicago to the intellectual temple of Calcutta's famed Coffeehouse, from a Digital Detox retreat in remote Northern California to an intimate confession in Midtown Manhattan, Each and Everything brings a comic and riveting story to the stage.


Sunday, October 12 at 9:30PM


Elsten Torres is an internationally known two-time, GRAMMY- nominated singer / songwriter who blends pop, Latin, and Americana musical flavors into rich and eclectic artistic expression. The Cuban-born, New York City-raised /Miami based musician is credited as one of the pioneers of the Latin rock movement of the '90s and has had numerous hits on Billboard's Top Ten including a number one song for five consecutive weeks.

For tickets and more information, visit call 10AM-7PM, DAILY at 212-967-7555 or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC (Opens daily at 2PM).

ABOUT JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC 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.

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.

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