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JOE'S PUB LIVE! Celebrates Pride Week with Max Vernon, Isaac Oliver and More

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JOE'S PUB LIVE! Celebrates Pride Week with Max Vernon, Isaac Oliver and More

Joe's Pub, a program of The Public Theater, continues JOE'S PUB LIVE!, its free series of live-streamed and archived performances from their iconic stage in New York City. Designed to facilitate social connection during this time of physical distancing, Joe's Pub will share multiple events with audiences worldwide each week.

This week's schedule of performances features a salute to a perennial pop goddess by way of Kim David Smith Sings Kylie Minogue on Wednesday, June 24 at 8PM; a one-night-only staged pop opera about Typhoid Mary from Amy Ziff and Peter Kiesewalter entitled A Danger To Us All - Typhoid Mary on Thursday, June 25 at 8PM; a celebration of tattooed ladies, Korean popstars, '70s queer culture, the apocalypse, and more with Max Vernon's Existential Life Crisis Lullaby on Friday, June 26 at 8PM; an evening of his signature sit-down comedy with Isaac Oliver on Saturday, June 27 at 8PM; a one-night-only star-studded celebration of Michael Callen with Purple Heart: The Music of Michael Callen on Sunday, June 28 at 8PM.

Beyond this week, other confirmed shows include the melancholy wit and a cockeyed worldview of Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra on Thursday, July 2 at 8PM; a night of unapologetically playful and reverent, yet urgent, music from performer, composer, activist, and musicologist Jeremy Dutcher on Friday, July 3 at 8PM; the creation of a safe space to process, to commune, and to laugh with Justin Sayre Makes The Case for America on Saturday, July 4 at 8PM; a heavenly-voiced trio performing timeless holiday classics with a few of their world-famous high-energy hits with First Ladies of Disco Holiday Show on Thursday, July 9 at 8PM; Joe McGinty and his eclectic cast of downtown entertainers providing. their own unique take on the music of the "Queen of Soul" with The Loser's Lounge Tribute to Aretha Franklin on Saturday, July 11 at 8PM; an alternative celebration of Pop music's guiltiest pleasures through the lens of the New York Jewish Experience with The Jewbadours' The Last Schmaltz on Thursday, July 16 at 8PM; a one-night-only encounter with unbridled musical exploration, fully bonkers comedic storytelling, and Lady of a Certain Age pathos with Mrs. Smith's Grief & Rage Holiday Cabaret and Encounter Group on Saturday, July 18 at 8PM; a banjo-driven celebration of the holiday season with Of A Winter's Night from Tony Trischka on Thursday, July 23 at 8PM; a showcase of performances celebrating the launch of Gregory Kramer's photo project with Downtown: Book Launch and Celebration on Saturday, July 25 at 8PM; and an exploration of love, lust, and heartbreak through reimagined R&B hits and jazz standards with Kathryn Allison on Thursday, August 6 at 8PM.

In addition to these presentations, Joe's Pub presents Joe's Pub Live! Artist IG Live Takeovers, which occur daily on Joe's Pub Instagram. The current schedule includes:

Mondays at 4PM: Mireya Ramos

Tuesdays at 4PM: Ikechuwu Ufomadu

Wednesdays at 4PM: Roopa Mahadevan

Thursdays at 4PM: Julian Velard

Thursdays at 8PM: DJ Beverly Bond

Fridays at 4PM: Isaac Oliver

Saturdays at 4PM: Celisse Henderson

Sundays at 4PM: Justin Elizabeth Sayre

For the most up to date information, please visit the Joe's Pub Calendar.

JOE'S PUB LIVE! FROM THE ARCHIVES
Kim David Smith SINGS Kylie Minogue

Wednesday, June 24 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
Viewers are encouraged to attend stream premiere to interact with the artist(s) and audience members. This stream will be available for repeat viewing until archives close.

Kim David Smith salutes perennial pop goddess, Kylie Minogue, with an intimately fabulous cabaret-fantasia celebrating Kylie's catalogue of gargantuan hits and glittering deep cuts, from 1987's The Loco-Motion all the way through to 2018's Golden. Labeled the "male Marlene Dietrich" by The New York Times, Smith deconstructs three decades of Minogue dance anthems with music direction by the multi-MAC Award winning Tracy Stark, and with costumes by Miodrag Guberinic (Katy Perry, Madonna, Nicki Minaj).

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on November 19, 2018.

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A DANGER TO US ALL - TYPHOID MARY

Thursday, June 25 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
This stream is a one-night-only event. It is only available to be viewed as it premieres.

Please join Amy Ziff (from the pop band BETTY) and Peter Kiesewalter (from the East Village Opera Company) for a stream of the staged debut of A Danger To Us All - Typhoid Mary, their Pop Opera about the infamous Typhoid Mary. This piece was performed by a chamber orchestra with electronics and six classical singers.

Follow the true journey of Mary Mallon, an Irish immigrant cook who managed to terrorize all of New York City. Was she a villainess or a victim? You will decide...

Libretto by Amy Ziff
Score by Peter Kiesewalter

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on October 21, 2019.

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Max Vernon: EXISTENTIAL LIFE CRISIS LULLABY

Friday, June 26 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
Viewers are encouraged to attend stream premiere to interact with the artist(s) and audience members. This stream will be available for repeat viewing until archives close.

Described by the New Yorker as "equal parts Bohemia and Broadway," Max Vernon has emerged as a singular and eccentric voice in the world of musical theatre. They received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, three Drama Desk Nominations, a Jonathan Larson Grant, and the Richard Rodgers Award for their musicals The View UpStairs and KPOP, both of which had critically acclaimed extended Off-Broadway runs. Following a sold-out debut at the Kennedy Center in 2018, they returned to Joe's Pub for a three concert-stint of high spectacle, high fashion, and high belted F sharps. Featuring a cast of Broadway stars and Downtown divas, Existential Life Crisis Lullaby will be a celebration of tattooed ladies, Korean popstars, '70s queer culture, the apocalypse, sentient robots, aging club kids, homicidal hipster cults, and... love?*

*Warning: costume changes will occur

Directed by Ellie Heyman
Costume design: Max Vernon
Video: Matt Marlinski

Guests:
Michael Longoria
Jo Lampert
Gianna Masi
Andy Mientus
Fancy Feast
Sophia Ramos
Helen Park
Leah Lane

Band:
James Dobinson - piano/music direction
Paul Heaney - guitar
Tristan Marzeski - drums
Alan Hewitt - bass
Avery Leight Draut, Michelle Geo, Gianna Masi - backup vocals

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on April 23, 2019.

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Isaac Oliver

Saturday, June 27 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
Viewers are encouraged to attend stream premiere to interact with the artist(s) and audience members. This stream will be available for repeat viewing until archives close.

Writer/performer Isaac Oliver (Intimacy Idiot, The New York Times, HBO's "High Maintenance," Netflix's "GLOW") returns to Joe's Pub for an evening of his signature sit-down comedy.

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on June 5, 2018.

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PURPLE HEART: THE MUSIC OF Michael Callen

Sunday, June 28 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
This stream is a one-night-only event. It is only available to be viewed as it premieres.

As a composer, singer, writer, and activist, Michael Callen played a major role in shaping America's response to the AIDS epidemic. For Veteran's Day 2019, a stellar cast of singers and musicians breathed new life into Callen's music.

Special guests include Taylor Mac, Bridget Everett, Toshi Reagon, NathAnn Carrera, Richard Barone, Xavier Smith, Kat Edmonson, and more. Musical Direction by Matt Ray.

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on November 11, 2019.

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Ethan Lipton & HIS ORCHESTRA

Thursday, July 2 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
Viewers are encouraged to attend stream premiere to interact with the artist(s) and audience members. This stream will be available for repeat viewing until 1:00PM on Monday, July 13.

Dubbed "Best Lounge Act of 2009" by New York Magazine, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra play an edgy brand of jazz/folk/alternative nosh with a chewy singer-songwriter center. With melancholy wit and a cockeyed worldview, sepia-toned front man Lipton and band mates Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (bass), and Vito Dieterle (sax) deliver songs steeped in mixed-message sincerity and soul. The band has appeared at Celebrate Brooklyn, MASS MOCA, Bryant Park, the Camden Opera House, Tangier (LA), and Vermont Arts Exchange, and has been featured on NPR and radio stations around the country.

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on May 9, 2019.

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JEREMY DUTCHER

Friday, July 3 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
Viewers are encouraged to attend stream premiere to interact with the artist(s) and audience members. This stream will be available for repeat viewing until archives close.

Performer, composer, activist, musicologist-these roles are all infused into Jeremy Dutcher's art and way of life. His music, too, transcends boundaries: unapologetically playful in its incorporation of classical influences, full of reverence for the traditional songs of his home, and teeming with the urgency of modern-day struggles of resistance.

A member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, Dutcher first did music studies in Halifax before taking a chance to work in the archives at the Canadian Museum of History, painstakingly transcribing Wolastoq songs from 1907 wax cylinders. "Many of the songs I'd never heard before, because our musical tradition on the East Coast was suppressed by the Canadian Government's Indian Act." Dutcher heard ancestral voices singing forgotten songs and stories that had been taken from the Wolastoqiyik generations ago.

As he listened to each recording, he felt his own musical impulses stirring from deep within. Long days at the archives turned into long nights at the piano, feeling out melodies and phrases, deep in dialogue with the voices of his ancestors. These "collaborative" compositions, collected together on his debut LP, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, are like nothing you've ever heard. Delicate, sublime vocal melodies ring out atop piano lines that cascade through a vibrant range of emotions. The anguish and joy of the past erupt fervently into the present through Dutcher's bold approach to composition and raw, affective performances enhanced by his outstanding tenor techniques.

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on April 20, 2019.

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Justin Sayre MAKES THE CASE FOR AMERICA

Saturday, July 4 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
Viewers are encouraged to attend stream premiere to interact with the artist(s) and audience members. This stream will be available for repeat viewing until archives close.

Are you worried about the impending demise of our democracy? Has the approach of a fascist dictatorship got you feeling a little blue? Are you seething with anger as you're being "gaslighted," out of a future? Well not to worry, (still worry) but join Justin Elizabeth Sayre for a live "Love-in to Get You Through!"

Sayre invites you to "their apartment" for one of their "philosophizing nights," a ritual where Justin asks the big questions. Why are we here? What are we doing? The night involves lots of stories and all the feelings, and even a little fried chicken. The question for this show: what does it mean to be an American at this moment and how do we move forward?

Sayre is creating a safe space to process, to commune, and to laugh.

In the words of Allen Ginsberg, "America, I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel."

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on September 30, 2018.

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FIRST LADIES OF DISCO HOLIDAY SHOW

Thursday, July 9 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
Viewers are encouraged to attend stream premiere to interact with the artist(s) and audience members. This stream will be available for repeat viewing until archives close.

The holidays are a whole lot earlier and hotter this July as the First Ladies of Disco deliver the gift of music and song!

Already the most talked about heritage group of the twenty-first century, First Ladies of Disco is comprised of legendary, award-winning artists whose hits span multiple decades. The ensemble includes two-time Grammy nominee Martha Wash ("It's Raining Men"), Grammy and Oscar nominee, R&B/dance icon Linda Clifford ("Runaway Love"), and the exciting Norma Jean Wright (formerly of the multi-million-selling group Chic, "Dance, Dance, Dance"). With this, their first Christmas-themed special, these heavenly-voiced performers will delight audiences with timeless holiday classics, as well as a few of their world-famous high-energy hits. James Arena (author of the book First Ladies of Disco) narrates this performance.

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on November 29, 2018.

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THE LOSER'S LOUNGE TRIBUTE TO Aretha Franklin

Saturday, July 11 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
Viewers are encouraged to attend stream premiere to interact with the artist(s) and audience members. This stream will be available for repeat viewing until archives close.

Joe McGinty & The Loser's Lounge were honored to perform a series of six sold out shows celebrating the life and music of Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," at Joe's Pub. The band's founder and Musical Director, Joe McGinty, and his eclectic cast of downtown entertainers have been providing their own unique take on the music of a wide variety of artists from the 1960s-1980s at sold out shows in New York City for over 25 years. Their tribute to Aretha Franklin was performed with The Loser's Lounge traditional combination of appreciation, respect, and irreverence. Band leader Joe McGinty says, "Aretha Franklin is such an inspiration to singers. The songwriting and musicianship on her recordings are top notch. It was very moving to pay tribute to her incredible catalog. We're thankful to Aretha for her music, and we're thankful to Joe's Pub for hosting and streaming this event." This show includes hits and deep cuts from the catalog of one of the greatest voices in recorded music history. Please join us to watch this very special tribute, by The Loser's Lounge-New York City's favorite house band-to the one and only Aretha Franklin.

The Loser's Lounge Band:
Joe McGinty - Band Leader/ Keyboards
Jeremy Chatzky - Bass
Clem Waldmann - Drums
Julian Maile - Guitar
David Terhune - Guitar
Eddie Zwieback - Percussion
Jeff Hermanson - Trumpet
Justin Flynn - Sax/ Woodwinds
Connie Petruk - Backing Vocals
Katia Floreska - Backing Vocals
Julia Joseph - Backing Vocals

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on February 23, 2019 at 7pm.

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THE JEWBADOURS: THE LAST SCHMALTZ

Thursday, July 16 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
Viewers are encouraged to attend stream premiere to interact with the artist(s) and audience members. This stream will be available for repeat viewing until archives close.

After a two-year hiatus brought on by the passing of the Torah to the next generation (aka the birth of their children), The Jewbadours recently revived their annual holiday farewell show, The Last Schmaltz. Staged on the first night of Hanukkah, The Last Schmaltz is an alternative celebration of Pop music's guiltiest pleasures through the lens of the New York Jewish Experience. Joined by a cavalcade of guest stars, Jew-ish luminaries from the across the music and comedy worlds, The Jewbadours will retell the story of the Maccabees as only they can: through the eyes of two Jewish native New Yorkers with minimal knowledge of the actual story of Hanukkah.

Ariel Hammerstein (Ari Hest) and Yakob Veivelman (Julian Velard) grew up grew up obsessed with the smooth sounds of the post-disco, pre-new wave era. Devoted to the halcyon days of Pop radio, it became their life's mission to bring the hits and lesser-known classics of the '70s and '80s back to the masses. Their catalog is a virtual A to Z of the Billboard charts from three and half decades past: Ambrosia to Xanadu, all interpreted through the prism of the New York Jewish experience. As always, they will be backed by The Full Minyan Band, a group of NYC's finest Semitic sidemen who've played with the likes of Joe Jackson, Christopher Cross, Suzanne Vega, Joe Jackson, Rod Stewart, Rob Thomas, The Lords of 52nd Street, any many more.

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on December 22, 2019.

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MRS. SMITH'S GRIEF & RAGE HOLIDAY CABARET AND ENCOUNTER GROUP

Saturday, July 18 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
This stream is a one-night-only event. It is only available to be viewed as it premieres.

Noted philanthropist, tone poet, and world's most unlikely guitar hero, Mrs. Smith returns to Joe's Pub for an encounter with unbridled musical exploration, fully bonkers comedic storytelling, and Lady of a Certain Age pathos. Hot off her appearance in a GUCCI commercial, Mrs. Smith will sonically delve into the traumatic life events that have made her the guitarist she is today. From her Little House on the Prairie-style childhood to her kidnapping at the hands of a Norwegian Death Metal band, Mrs. Smith will leave no stone unturned and no note unplayed. Featuring the music of Joe Satriani, Queen, Metallica, Judy Garland, and more.

Mrs. Smith is a philanthropist, cat lover, and the world's most unlikely guitar hero. Kidnapped and held for ransom by a Norwegian Death Metal Band, she suffered the Stockholm Syndrome which granted her extraordinary musical ability which she uses to raise awareness about her missing cat, Carlyle. Mrs. Smith's music videos, online content, and explosive live shows are a hilarious and astounding combination of legit rock virtuosity and razor-sharp wit, all served with a healthy dose pathos.

Mrs. Smith's madcap mashup of high-camp comedy and authentic musicianship is a favorite with audiences and critics alike, and she's been hailed by Guitar World Magazine as "America's next guitar savior," named "Best in Music," by the Vogue Editorial Board, and dubbed "compelling" by Rolling Stone.

Mrs. Smith's unique form of musical performance comedy has been seen on "America's Got Talent," PBS Television, and international ads for GUCCI. She has also performed at Bowery Ballroom, Joe's Pub, The Cutting Room, Williamsburg Music Hall, St. Vitus, and Zebulon LA, among many others. Her psychodramatic guitar clinics and gear demonstrations have been seen at The NAMM Show (LA), St. Louis College of Music in Rome, Musique Max in Montreal, and the legendary House of Guitars. She is endorsed by Ibanez Guitars, DiMarzio Pickups, Ernie Ball strings, and Mezzabarba Amps.

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on December 17, 2018.

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Tony Trischka: OF A WINTER'S NIGHT

Thursday, July 23 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
This stream is a one-night-only event. It is only available to be viewed as it premieres.

Of A Winter's Night is Tony Trischka's banjo-driven celebration of the season where he turns his considerable melodic inventiveness loose on Bluegrass and Americana music for the holidays.

Trischka is joined by shape-note singer and multi-instrumentalist Tim Eriksen, vocalist and fiddle player Phoebe Hunt, Dominic Leslie on mandolin, Elizabeth LaPrelle on vocals and banjo, and Larry Cook on bass and vocals. Special guest appearances by Tracy Bonham and Jill Sobule.

A diverse, highly textural seasonal collection, Trischka also revels in songs long forgotten and little known. Truly a sumptuous feast for the ears presented as only Tony Trischka can.

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on December 18, 2018.

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DOWNTOWN: BOOK LAUNCH AND CELEBRATION

Saturday, July 25 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
This stream is a one-night-only event. It is only available to be viewed as it premieres.

A showcase of performances celebrating the launch of Gregory Kramer's photo project Downtown. Performers include Bridget Everett, Amanda Duarte, Daphne Always w/James Sheppard, Nath Ann Carrera, Miss Dirty Martini, Jenn Harris, Gays Against Guns, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Gloria Swansong, Bowen Yang, and The Illustrious Blacks. Hosted by Sir Richard Castle. ASL interpretation provided.

"With DRAGS, Kramer made the current pantheon of gender revolutionaries look like old Hollywood royalty. In his new collection Downtown, he immortalizes the artists and performers of the downtown arts scene in stripped-down portraits. Downtown is a rich tribute to the city's luminaries-old, new, and always timeless." - David Goldberg, writer, Vulture and Time Out New York

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on July 23, 2019.

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Kathryn Allison

Thursday, August 6 at 8:00PM
Access to this stream will bea??FREE and available to all on YouTube
Viewers are encouraged to attend stream premiere to interact with the artist(s) and audience members. This stream will be available for repeat viewing through August 12, 2020.

Join Broadway artist Kathryn Allison for a stream of the first-ever live performance of her debut album, Something Real. Featuring reimagined R&B hits and jazz standards, Something Real is an exploration of love, lust, and heartbreak. Rediscover the songs you thought you knew as Allison guides you through a powerful symphonic journey.

Recorded live at Joe's Pub on April 7, 2019.

Photo Credit: Frederic Larange Photography


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