Bridget Everett, Emily Skeggs, STEW and More Coming Up This January at Joe's Pub

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from January 6-17, 2016. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows!


WOMEN OF LETTERS, FEATURING LYDIA LUNCH, CASEY LEGLER & MORE

Wednesday, January 6 at 9:30PM

$20

Women of Letters is everyone's favorite literary salon! Every month, New York's best and brightest women come together on stage to celebrate the lost art of letter writing. For January, expect laughter, tears and camaraderie as host Sofija Stefanovic welcomes guests reading "a letter to my burning desire." The lineup is Lydia Lunch, Kia Corthron, Casey Legler, Jackie Sibbles Drury, Constance Shulman and Danusia Trevino. Proceeds from every Women of Letters show is donated to charity, with over $750,000 being raised globally to date. January 6th's show proceeds will be donated to Windham-Campbell.

THE TALENT SHOW, HOSTED BY ELNA BAKER & KEVIN TOWNLEY,
FEATURING HARI KONDABOLU, DAVE HILL & MORE

Wednesday, January 6 at 9:30PM

$10 Adv / $15 Door

The Talent Show, the wildly popular and hilarious variety show from writers and comedians Elna Baker and Kevin Townley, creates an entirely new event each month based on a theme. Embracing the inherent danger of live performance, they create a show that challenges and surprises both the audience and performers alike. January will feature the theme Regifting. Guests are Hari Kondabolu, Dave Hill, Mike Albo and more.

DAVID NAGLER: CARL SANDBURG'S CHICAGO POEMS

Thursday & Friday, January 7 & 8 at 7:00PM

$20

In 1916, the poet, journalist, biographer, musicologist, and orator Carl Sandburg published his collection, Chicago Poems, to great acclaim. Written in the wake of the city's industrial boom and under the specter of the Great War, Chicago Poems contains the hopes and dreams of the era, while also relaying the ideals, desires and frustrations ingrained in everyday life. The work helped establish Sandburg as a poet of the people. To celebrate the centenary, David Nagler brings his musical adaptation of Sandburg's poetry to Joe's Pub for two consecutive nights with a ten-person ensemble including drums/percussion, piano, acoustic guitar, accordion, horns, woodwinds, and a string quintet. Carl Sandburg's Chicago Poems features sixteen of Sandburg's poems re-imagined as a song cycle. The compositions draw on a wide variety of American music: folk, jazz, rock, classical, and musical theater.

BRIDGET EVERETT: ROCK BOTTOM

Tuesday, January 5; Thursday - Saturday, January 7 - 9 at 9:30PM

$35

Originally commissioned as part of The Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series, Bridget Everett's Rock Bottom became a downtown hit when it opened to critical acclaim in 2014, and has since had several encore runs. Rock Bottom is what happens when you are too passionate to give up, and too big to fail. The ferociously talented Everett wrote the show, a chardonnay-soaked journey through the highs and lows of her life, with the Tony Award-winning songwriting duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Longtime collaborators and friends Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz and Matt Ray contributed music as well. In it, Everett shares intensely personal moments next to wildly hilarious ones, baring her heart and much more to her audiences. Rock Bottom features new original songs written with Shaiman, Wittman, Ray and Horovitz, plus favorites from Everett's monthly sold-out show with the Tender Moments.

END OF LOVE

Saturday, January 9 at 7:00PM

$12

End of Love is a collective of musicians brought together to bring to life the compositions of Jay Deegan, Irwin Menken and Jody Stephens. The project began when the latter two met in Europe, where Stephens was touring with his band Big Star and Menken was on the road with Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth. A year later they joined forces and added New York City based guitarist Deegan. The music reflects their love of straight up Big Star-influenced pop songs, the alt- country feel of bands like Uncle Tupelo and add the art rock/noise elements practiced by Sonic Youth and others. Their new album Ghosts on the Radio (December 2015) incorporates all of these elements and draws upon friendships with and admiration for the talented group of musicians who joined them in making this record.

THE RHYTHM METHOD

Sunday, January 10 at 7:00PM

$16

The Rhythm Method joyfully returns with a program full of jump cuts, mood swings and wild shifts of character: from John Zorn's collage classic Cat o' Nine Tails, to Anton Webern's spare and skittish Five Movements for String Quartet Op. 5; from violinist Marina Kifferstein's introspectively virtuosic new duet Toglicht to singing cellist Meaghan Burke's post-cabaret songs. The "uncompromising and unreserved...rhythmic, raucous...and sensuously gestural" string quartet seeks out hidden connections between highbrow and lowbrow, hysteria and humor, grace and grit, throwing the classical concert format to the wind as they navigate this sea of musical mood swings." Performers include: Kifferstein and Lavina Pavlish (violins), Hannah Levinson (viola) and Burke (cello/voice).

pomme is french for apple
PRESENTED AS PART OF UNDER THE RADAR + JOE'S PUB: IN CONCERT

Sundays, January 10 & 17 at 9:30PM

$25 Single Tickets / UTR Packages Available

Comprised of a series of fast-paced vignettes, pomme is french for apple features a dizzying cast of charming and outlandish characters, in settings as diverse as the Caribbean, downtown Toronto, southeast London, and the too-tight crotch of the pants. pomme (sounds like...) is a fresh, funny and irreverent look at womanhood in all its glory: its perils, its pleasures and all kinda madness in between.

pomme is french for apple will be produced as part of the Under the Radar + Joe's Pub: In Concert series. The Under the Radar + Joe's Pub series highlights the multidisciplinary music/theater hybrids that emerge from this renowned venue's programming. These artists are exploring the intersection of music and theater to bring their unique stories to the stage.

LEZCAB BENEFIT CONCERT

Monday, January 11 at 7:00PM

$20

LezCab is a non-profit theatre company devoted to creating an accurate and meaningful representation of queer women in order to foster equality and community. Support LezCab by joining us for performances from Broadway's most influential queer ladies (and our friends). This evening will be hosted by comedian Judy Gold and will feature performances by: Roberta Colindrez, Ariana DeBose, Stephanie Klemons, Emily Skeggs, Anna Ty Bergman, Melanie Brook, Kerri George, Jenifer Foote and Alexandra Silber.

NOTES OF A NATIVE SONG

Monday, January 11 at 9:30PM

$35

Inspired by the work of the playwright, novelist and essayist James Baldwin, Tony Award (Passing Strange) and Obie Award-winning playwright/singer-songwriter Stew creates a collage of songs, text and video inspired by Baldwin's brave and visionary proclivity for airing uncomfortable truths as celebratory events of poetry and beauty. Working with his longtime collaborator Heidi Rodewald, Stew has created a "concert novel" exploring the darker and more complicated aspects of Baldwin's live and work even as it celebrates his lasting influence. Notes of a Native Song premiered earlier this year at Harlem Stage as one of the culminating events in the Year of James Baldwin, a 14-month cultural festival marking the 90th anniversary of Baldwin's birth.

ROMAN DIAZ: L'Ó DÁ FÚN BÀTÁ ALBUM RELEASE

Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30PM

$20

The long-awaited debut album 'L'ó dá fún Bàtá', from master percussionist, scholar, composer and living repository of Afro-Cuban music, Roman Diaz, is out on Motéma. 'L'ó dá fún Bàtá' CD Release party: Come for a night of spiritually transcendent music in the deepest of Afro-Cuban musical traditions. The evening will feature percussionists' Roman Diaz, Pedrito Martinez and Clemente Medina, as well as the Yoruba Choir featuring Amma McKenn, Denise Ola DeJean, Amma Oloriwa and Tima Baker.

DARKMATTER: #ITGETSBITTER
PRESENTED AS PART OF UNDER THE RADAR + JOE'S PUB: IN CONCERT

Tuesday & Thursday, January 12 & 14 at 9:30PM

$25 Single Tickets / UTR Packages Available

In a queer apocalypse where assimilation and white supremacy reign supreme, DarkMatter imagines alternatives. This South Asian transgender spoken word duo speaks from beyond the gender binary in an explosion of queer rage, nursery rhymes and unforgettable Instagram-able fashions. #ItGetsBitter is their latest collage of camp, critique and fluorescent lipstick created in collaboration with stage director Charlotte Brathwaite. DarkMatter is comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. DarkMatter regularly performs to sold-out houses at venues such as La MaMa Experimental Theater, Nuyorican Poets Café, and the Brooklyn Museum, and was a member of The Public Theater's Devised Theater Working Group and presented in UTR's INCOMING! Series.

MARTAH REDBONE: BONE HILL

PRESENTED AS PART OF UNDER THE RADAR + JOE'S PUB: IN CONCERT

Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, January 13, 14 & 16 at 7:00PM

$25 Single Tickets / UTR Packages Available

Renowned blues and soul singer Martha Redbone - with her all-star band - explores her Appalachian family's history in an epic that spans generations and a breadth of music genres, revealing a great American story that has remained untold until now. A New York Voices commission with Joe's Pub, created in collaboration with Aaron Whitby and director Roberta Uno. Singer-songwriter Redbone's music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues.

THE VILLABOLOS BROTHERS
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH GLOBALFEST

Wednesday, January 13 at 9:30PM

$30

The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto and Luis) use their violins and voices to redefine contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, hope, brotherhood and social justice. Artistic Director and guitarist Humberto Flores, drummer Rosa Ávila and bassist Leo Sherman complete the line-up.

2MELO
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH ISPA & GLOBALFEST

Wednesday, January 13 at 11:00PM

FREE!

Myk Tummolo aka 2Melo is a DJ, musician and event producer based in New York. He is a co-founder of legendary global bass collective Cumba Mela, has held a five year residency at Bembe in brooklyn, and is the founder of the JunXion NYC. 2Melo's music and performances combine sounds from around the globe both electronic and organic with an emphasis on transnational bass, tribal percussion, dub and more. His extensive travels in South America show in his mixes and productions.

KATHY MATTEA W/ BILL COOLEY: THE ACCOUSTIC LIVING ROOM / REGINA CARTER: SIMPLY ELLA

Friday, January 15 at 7:00PM

$30

Grammy Award-winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, have shared one of Nashville's most musically rich partnerships for over two decades. The duo meets as old friends, welcoming you into The Acoustic Living Room to share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts - including Mattea's beloved classics such as "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses," "Where've You Been?," and many other hits, plus a handful of more eclectic and often requested tunes from her extensive catalogue, and a sprinkling of brand new material, all reinterpreted for the duo format. Her most recent album, Calling Me Home, is a collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia and expands the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center.

Sony Masterworks recording artist Regina Carter is the foremost jazz violinist of her generation. Her quest for beauty combined with her passion for excellence did not escape the attention of the MacArthur Foundation, who awarded Regina their prestigious fellowship "genius grant." Marking the 100th birthday of a musical legend, Regina's upcoming album and touring program celebrates the incomparable Ella Fitzgerald - THE source of Regina's musical inspiration.

SUZANNE VEGA: SONGS FROM UNJOINED, AN EVENING WITH CARSON MCCULLERS

Friday, January 15 at 9:30PM

$45

Suzanne Vega sings the songs from her one woman show UNJOINED, An Evening with Carson McCullers. Vega performs the role of the iconic author Carson McCullers in which she sings and reminisces about her life, her loves and her art. The show featuring original songs written by Vega and Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening, American Psycho) with ook by Vega. In addition to songs from UNJOINED, Vega will be performing many of her hits including "Luka" and "Tom's Diner."

PUNK KABARETT INTERNATIONAL,
FEATURING JOEY ARIAS, BARB JUNGR, STEW & HEIDI RODEWALD, PENNY ARCADE & CAROL LIPNIK

Friday, January 15 at Midnight

$25

Punk Kabarett International assembles an eclectic roster of performers - Penny Arcade, Joey Arias, STEW & Heidi Rodewald, Barb Jungr and Carol Lipnik - whose artistic prowess may seem at odds with the DIY caterwaul of punk. However, punk is more than mohawks and nose rings, more than an aesthetic; it is a shared history and approach, an ethos. In a world where everything is increasingly commodified and homogenized, punk is a resolute commitment to individual freedom and solidarity with the grifters, bohemians and outsiders whose position often grants them a critical perspective on the mainstream. Presented by Earl Dax ("Weimar New York"), Punk Kabarett International is a showcase event for artists represented by DAX MGMT.

PENNY ARCADE: LONGING LASTS LONGER

Saturday, January 16 at 9:30PM

$20

Penny Arcade is a force of nature. Longing Lasts Longer is Edinburgh's double award winning show from New York's undisputed queen of the underground, which turns contemporary stand-up on its head to create a crack in the post-gentrified landscape. Driven by her magnetic rock n' roll energy, Arcade's razor sharp satire is mixed live to euphoric soundscapes inspired by four decades of pop culture. A blow against the golden age of stupidity, this is a passionate and exuberant performance anthem where you can think, laugh and dance at the same time!

VOX SAMBOU

Saturday, January 16 at 11:30PM

$15

Vox Sambou comes from Limbé, Haiti. He writes and performs traditional rhythms of Haiti mixed with elements of Afrobeat, reggae and hip-hop in Creole, French, English, Spanish and Portuguese. He is a founding member of Montreal-based hip-hop collective, Nomadic Massive, with whom he has performed across Canada as well as in the USA. Vox Sambou ranks among the most enlighten of the world 2.0(La Presse). He won Stingray Rising Stars 2014 Award at Mundial Montreal. In Feb 2015 he performed at Womad Chile, Brazil in 2014, Sénégal, Mali and Burkina Faso in 2011. With Nomadic Massive, he released Nomads Land (2006), Nomadic Massive (2009), Super Fam Mixtape (2012) and Any Sound (2013). He has also released three solo albums Lakay (2008) and Dyasporafriken (20130, which earned him Best World Music Album nomination at GAMIQ 2013, and The Brazil Session (2015).

KAT EDMONSON / ALISSIA

Sunday, January 17 at 6:30PM

$30

A stunningly sweet singer with a uniquely expressive voice, Kat Edmonson's music has a timeless sound. In a few short years, she has gone from small rooms in her native Texas to concert halls and festivals, playing dates with Gary Clark Jr., Lyle Lovett, Michael Kiwanuka and Chris Isaak. Her 2009 debut, Take to the Sky, featured creative interpretations of standards and pop hits while her 2012 follow-up, Way Down Low, was called "one of the greatest vocal albums I've ever heard" by The Boston Globe. The album earned her universal critical acclaim, and the attention of Sony Music Masterworks, which released The Big Picture (2015). Edmonson draws from a wellspring of '50s and '60s pop, '70s AM radio, present-day pop-rock and movie soundtracks for The Big Picture.

Born and raised in Europe, and currently in New York City, Alissia Benveniste serves as the "future face of funk music" (Huffington Post). As a bass player, bandleader, and songwriter, she has garnered millions of views online and has caught the attention of many industry artists and musicians, playing with the likes of Q-Tip, Louis Cato (Marcus Miller, George Duke) and John Blackwell. She is also the leader of Alissia & The Funketeers, her 14-piece funk project. Her debut EP, entitled "Back to the Funkture" features many special guests and is due to an early 2016 release.


For tickets, go online at joespub.com, call 10AM-7:00PM daily at 212-967-7555, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC (Opens daily at 2PM). 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.

The Public Theater, under the leadership of Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare, the classics, musicals, contemporary and experimental pieces in equal measure. Celebrating his10th anniversary season at The Public, Eustis has created new community-based initiatives designed to engage audiences like Public Lab, Public Studio, Public Forum, Public Works, and a remount of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit. 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 free Shakespeare in the Park; and the Mobile Shakespeare 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; Public Works, an expanding initiative that is designed to cultivate new connections and new models of engagement with artists, audiences and the community each year; and audience and artist development initiatives that range from Emerging Writers Group and to the Public Forum series. The Public is located on property owned by the City of New York and receives annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and in October 2012 the landmark building downtown at Astor Place was revitalized to physically manifest the Company's core mission of sparking new dialogues and increasing accessibility for artists and audiences, by dramatically opening up the building to the street and community, and transforming the lobby into a public piazza for artists, students, and audiences. The Public is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning Fun Home and Lin-Manuel Miranda's acclaimed American musicalHamilton. The Public has received 47 Tony Awards, 167 Obie Awards, 52 Drama Desk Awards, 48 Lortel Awards, 31 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Critics Awards, and four Pulitzer Prizes.



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