Bridget Everett, The Skivvies, Mireya Ramos and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
The holiday season is officially underway at Joe's Pub. Kicking off the slew of extra-festive shows is Ike for the Holidays, Ikechukwu Ufomadu's delightful late night talk show. After that are all your classics - The Skivvies, Tori Scott, Justin Vivian Bond, Murray Hill and more!
Amidst the holiday fun, the extraordinary Mireya Ramos, leader of the badass, all-female group Mariachi Flor de Toloache, will perform the music of Argentine legend Mercedes Sosa with many special guests.
Scroll down to see what's coming up from December 6-17, 2017!
Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS
Wednesday, December 6 at 9:30PM
New York's downtown darling Bridget Everett returns to the Joe's Pub 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.
Thursday, December 7 at 7:00PM
Friday, December 8 at 7:00PM & 9:30PM
Saturday, December 9 at 1:00PM, 7:00PM & 9:30PM
Joe McGinty and The Loser's Lounge play a very special tribute to legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach. The Losers are a NYC-based band that started out playing small clubs on the Lower East Side in 1993. Now in their 23rd year, the band performs every other month at Joe's Pub, plus shows at Lincoln Center, selling out regularly. Known for their incredible interpretations of classics, the Losers have grown into a unique performance experience that combines music, comedy and cabaret. They return with the irreverent antics and special guests that you can only find on their stage.
Thursday, December 7 at 9:30PM
The holiday season comes but once a year, which makes the decision of how to mark the occasion a special one. Comic entertainer Ikechukwu Ufomadu invites you to consider Ike for the Holidays - an evening of humor, warmth and musical joy, featuring special guests from across the entertainment domain. Ufomadu is an actor and comic entertainer, who creates and hosts many live shows, including: Ike at Night (Under the Radar/The Public Theater, The Bushwick Starr), Ike Night (Ars Nova, SF Sketchfest, JACK), Ike for the Holidays (St. Mazie, Manhattan Inn), and performs stand-up. As an actor, he's worked with several OBIE-winning theater companies including: Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, 600 Highwaymen and Hoi Polloi. Ufomadu is a member of the Joe's Pub Working Group class of 2017.
REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR: NOW! NOW! NOW!
Sunday, November 26 at 2:00PM
Sundays, December 3, 10 & 17 at 2:00PM
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a New York City based radical performance community, with 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. They are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities on four continents defending community, life and imagination. The theme of this run is THE NOW! The long shadow of catastrophe is looming, but will we ever lift our head from the screen? Can we rise from our racist sexist stupor? Peace is at hand. These Joe's shows will combine bullet-deflecting martial arts, six-part screaming gospel and exciting new Orgasm Research that will greatly increase the ticket-holder's chance of survival.
Sunday, December 10 at 7:00PM
$35 - $70
Public Forum's holiday tradition returns with a brand new cast! Thornton Wilder's beautiful play takes place over one hundred years of Christmas dinners with the Bayard family, where they see triumph and heartbreak, birth and death, and a changing world - while some things, like family and tradition, remain constant. The cast will feature Thornton's nephew and literary executor, Tappan Wilder, and more.
Sunday & Monday, December 10 & 11 at 9:30PM
The Skivvies are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, award-winning NYC actor/musicians doing stripped down versions of eclectic covers and comedic, genre-hopping mashups. Not only are the arrangements stripped down - cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica - but the Skivvies literally strip down to their underwear to perform. It's undie-rock at its finest. Their live show features a lot - Tony Award-winning special guests with big voices, crazy harmonies and surprises, but no pants. Jay Armstrong Johnson, Matt Doyle, Nick Adams, Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Michael Cerveris, Kimberly Kaye, Erik Altemus, Peter Saide, Russell Mernaugh, Emma Degerstedt, Diana Huey and Lulu Fall.
Monday, December 11 at 7:00PM
$75 - $100
Back by popular demand, ASTEP is excited to host our 9th Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP! Conceived, produced and music directed by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator Lynne Shankel (Cry-Baby, Altar Boyz?, Allegiance?), the evening will feature Broadway's most sought-after talent singing fresh, original approaches-pop, soul, R&B, rock and more-of holiday songs off 'New York City Christmas' the album, available for purchase at the concert.
Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00PM
Before the art of song was divided into narrow stylistic slices, before there was jazz or pop or rock, there was nightclub singing. Like Sammy Davis, Jr, Ethel Water and Mel Tormé before him, Julian Fleisher mixes masterful interpretations of a wide range of popular songs with kick-ass showmanship and a generously endowed band that -- as The Washington Post put it -- "blew the roof off of Joe's Pub.
Tori Scott: VODKA IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
Tuesday, December 12 at 9:30PM
Tori Scott, "the Bette Midler of the new millennium" (Provincetown Magazine), returns to Joe's Pub with her annual holiday show Vodka is the Reason for the Season. This "soul-baring singer and sharp comedian" (Huffington Post) recounts her early childhood fascination with The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and her time as a singing elf in an old folks home. Scott takes you on a festive autobiographical journey to celebrate what is truly special about this time of year (spoiler: alcohol induced blackouts). This shameless holiday show includes stories new and old and songs by Dolly Parton, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and more. Scott is a New York-based singer, actress, and comedian. In addition to Joe's Pub, she has toured her solo shows to Los Angeles, Dallas, Provincetown, aboard cruise liners in Alaska and the Caribbean entertaining thousands of shirtless gay men, and recently sold out shows in the U.K.
FT. SANDA WEIGL, SINHUE PADILLA, FELIPE FOURNIER, SOFIA TOSELLO, VELCRO MC, FLOR TOLOACHE, RACHEL THERRIEN & ANDY AVERBUCH
Wednesday, December 13 at 9:30PM
Mireya Ramos is the founder of Mariachi Flor de Toloache, New York's first all-female mariachi band and winner of the 2017 Latin Grammy Award for Best Mariachi Album. Ramos was born in the US and raised in Puerto Rico by her Dominican mother and Mexican, mariachi-singing father. Ramos moved to New York City in 1999 where she began playing mariachi and making her mark as a formidable, genre-bending musician. She founded Mariachi Flor de Toloache in 2008. Nine years and a Grammy Award later, Ramos continues to build momentum and dazzle audiences with her performances.
Thursday, December 14 at 7:00PM
$15 Adv / $20 Door
From Carnegie Hall to the Nomad Women's Festival in the Sahara Desert, Morley has brought her unique blend of jazz, folk and soul to the world's stage. Be it solo with her acoustic guitar or with full band, her message is consistent and clear; love, justice and inspiration. Morley uses music as a tool for conflict resolution and dialogue facilitation when working with youth from international conflict zones. Awarded as Songwriter of the Year from ASCAP and heralded as Emerging Artist of the Year by The New York Times, Morley has penned songs for TED Women, Acumen, V-Day, Think Global School and GOAL - South Africa. Morley was the voice for Ralph Lauren's fragrance commercial "Romance." Her music has been placed on several major network television shows as well as human rights documentaries.
Justin Vivian Bond: MANGER DANGER! JESUS AS A WEAPON AND A TOOL
Thursday-Sunday, December 14-17 & Tuesday-Saturday, December 19-23 at 9:30PM
$35 - $45
"I think I'm in LOVE with JESUS but it's difficult because a lot of HIS FOLLOWERS totally HATE ME. (I know, the irony is not lost on me either). Anyway, I'm confused because I'm fully committed to bringing down the patriarchy but I'M TOTALLY CRUSHED OUT ON THE SON OF GOD! Please forgive me for co-opting your holiday to work it out publicly in my new show Manger Danger! Jesus as a Weapon and a Tool. It's just that I've got to get some things off my chest in a big way."
Friday, December 15 at 7:00PM
Saturday, December 16 at 4:00PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, December 17 at 7:00PM
NYC's beloved comedian and larger-than-life personality Murray Hill (aka Mr. Showbiz) gives the much needed gift of holiday cheer and showbiz denial to Joe's Pub with his legendary Yuletide holiday show: A Murray Little Christmas. If there is anyone to get us in the holiday spirit, it's Murray and his fun-loving pals. Everyone is invited as Murray throws one of his infamous holiday cocktail parties, live on stage. The show will be a cozy, chestnut warming, homey affair featuring an evening of hilarious and wacky skits with the cast, Hot Toddy burlesque, a sleigh full of cheesy holiday songs, plenty of nuts, fruits and tree trimming.
Friday, December 15 at Midnight
Friday, January 19 at Midnight
$35 Players / $45 Voyeurs
When did you last make out with a complete stranger? Are you fulfilling your socio-sexual potential? What is an MBO? And WHO is going to give you one? If you can't answer these questions, you urgently need Never Sleep Alone, session with straight-talking sexual evangelist Dr. Alex Schiller. This is Get dressed up to the nines, grab your friends and lovers and come to Joe's Pub for a hysterically funny and seriously sexy live entertainment experience where the audience laughs, learns and literally hooks up with each other! Whether you're single and seeking, or happily coupled, Never Sleep Alone is the New York night you've always wanted. During this highly interactive show, Dr. Alex gives life-changing advice from her best-selling book, and leads the audience through a wildly entertaining evening where nobody hesitates and everybody participates.
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 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 is 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.