Dukes of Hazzard, Justin Vivian Bond, Our Lady J and More Set for Joe's Pub's 2014 Holiday Lineup, Beginning Today
Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its holiday lineup for December 2014. Details below!
Tonight, December 2 at 9:30PM
The Duke boys are back together, but this time with a big band and Christmas songs! Since the ending of Dukes of Hazzard the boys have spent some time building impressive resumes. Tom Wopat became a Broadway mainstay earning himself Tony nominations for "Annie Get Your Gun" and "A Catered Affair." Wopat proved to be a superior jazz singer releasing four outstanding albums, the latest being I've Got Your Number. Schneider also delved into a music career after the Dukes, but country music, topping the charts with a handful of tunes. He has also has been involved in film making and has been staying active in television with his most notable role playing Clark Kent's dad on "Smallville." They have teamed up to for a new Christmas album called Home for Christmas (October 2014).
BILL KIRCHEN'S HONKY TONK HOLIDAY SHOW
Saturday, December 6 at 7:30PM
Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage and play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten. Kirchen elicits instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named "A Titan of the Telecaster" by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates an American musical tradition where rock 'n' roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk.
Sunday, December 7 at 7:00PM
A Better Holiday: A Concert to Benefit the It Gets Better Project will celebrate the holiday season with songs of hope. Proceeds from the performance will benefit the It Gets Better Project, an organization created by Dan Savage and Terry Miller in September 2010 in response to the number of LGBT youth who took their lives after being bullied in school.
Monday, December 8 at 7:30PM
Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artist of 2013, Tori Scott returns to Joe's Pub to celebrate the holidays the only way she knows how, with an evening of brassy songs, slurred autobiographical stories, and some lingering regret the next day. From her early childhood fascination with The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas to her time spent as a singing elf for an old folks home, Scott will take you on a shameless journey of what this time of year really means to her.
Tuesday, December 9 at 9:30
$15 Adv/$20 Door
In the footsteps of classic comic character monologists such as Ruth Draper, Carol Burnett and Lily Tomlin, the Texas-born acclaimed vocalist and performance artist, Amber Martin, applies her award-winning chops to a legend. Martin performs mind-altering hour of meticulously chosen musical and comedic vignettes from her own rib-cracking interpretation inspired by country music superstar, Reba McEntire. Blending McEntire's greatest music hits with raunch, monologues, movement, and acid-capped comedy along with a pristine, multi-octave singing voice, Martin stars in her own serio-comic tribute to the legendary Queen of Country!
Wednesday, December 10 at 9:30PM
Dan Finnerty caught America's attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and again as the inappropriate wedding singer in the record breaking hit The Hangover.
What started as a drunken joke for Finnerty singing I Am Woman at a karaoke bar has spiraled out of control into THE DAN BAND - a cult phenomenon that has garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Variety, Rolling Stone among others. Finnerty and the Dan Band apply their signature style to songs of the holiday season.
Wednesday-Saturday, December 17-20 at 9:00PM
Sunday-Tuesday December 21-23 at 9:30PM
It's that time of year again! The lords are leaping so pull your twinkles from the box, dust off your balls, and grab that bottle of lube you hid behind your tree for 'tis the season to light up the darkness, disinfect the manger and say hello to the "Star of Light!"
Mx Justin Vivian Bond - backed by a cherubic coven of talented misfits in extravagant outfits: musical director Matt Ray, Nathann Carrera on guitar and Claudia Chopek on violin - promises to light up the darkness with songs, spirits, sass and a slew of special surprises!
Bring a friend, bring a blanket, bring a blowtorch! Snuggle up next to the holiday Bond Fire and celebrate with your favorite "Star of Light", Mx Justin Vivian Bond.
Friday, December 19 at 7:00PM
The Mike Errico Holiday Show is a highlight in a year that has been filled with them. While maintaining a career as a recording artist and producer for TV and film, Errico has been teaching at Yale University and NYU's Clive Davis School of Recorded Music, where his guests have included Amanda Palmer, Benny Blanco, Jonathan Coulton, Ryan Miller, and others.
In keeping with a long-standing Holiday Show tradition, Mike will distribute gifts, known as Holiday Omens. Recipients will be invited to interpret the Omen's personal significance in the coming year. Hilarious, poignant or cautionary, they have proven to be alarmingly accurate.
Thursday, December 18 at 7:00PM
Walter Martin, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for the Walkmen, found out his wife was pregnant with their first child just as the New York band was finishing work on their 2012 album Heaven. With fatherhood on the horizon, and adulthood an undeniable reality, Martin felt it was time to challenge himself a bit. It was while standing in his kitchen the summer before last, surrounded by his young family and listening to their collection of 1950s rock 'n' roll records, that he realized what that meant exactly. Those inklings led to 2014's We're All Young Together, Martin's debut solo effort, which was a hit with children and parents alike. Joined by pals like Kat Edmonson, Martin takes this same approach with this holiday show.
Monday, December 22 at 7:30PM
Our Lady J presents the Gospel of Dolly, an evening of Dolly Parton's most beloved gospel music. Accompanied by The Train-To-Kill Gospel Choir, Our Lady J sheds new meaning and light on Dolly's greatest hits, as well as her lesser known spiritual songs in this annual celebration of the Queen of Country. Dolly herself has exalted Our Lady J, saying, "I just LOVE listening to Our Lady J sing!"
Tuesday, December 23 at 7:00PM
Drummer/bandleader Bryan Carter "Wishes You A Swangin' Christmas" is a holiday-themed concert reminiscent of the delightful musical television specials from the 1950's and 60's. Carter is joined by a stunning vocal cast, known as the Holidays, of the brightest young stars and seasoned veterans across the various worlds of jazz, classical, pop, cabaret and musical theater. Accompanied by The Bryan Carter Quintet and chamber string ensemble, the Holidays produce tales and feelings of love, joy, inspiration and togetherness.
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.