Jackie Hoffman, THE MEETING, Zion80 and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 1/19

Jackie Hoffman, THE MEETING, Zion80 and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 1/19
Jackie Hoffman. Photo by Walter McBride.

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public -- January 14 through January 19, 2014 -- will feature Morley, Jackie Hoffman, William Blake, The Real Americans, The Meeting, I Beg Your Parton, Elizaveta, Caroline Rose and Kaylyn Marie, Zion80, Come On Get Mad and Living For Today. Details below!

January 14 at 9:30 PM
$15 Advance / $18 Door
Join Morley for an intimate, acoustic evening..."The music of Morley; Love, hope and kindness at every bend" said Daniel Lanois. "Morley expertly combines an earthiness, sensuality, etherealness, intelligence and social consciousness, and melds it into sophisticated, globally-minded pop that would easily fit into your playlist amidst Sade, Joni Mitchell, Amadou & Mariam, Annie Lennox and Marvin Gaye...simultaneously gentle and urgent, humorous and sensual." -Bill Bragin 325 Miamia

January 15 at 7:30 PM
Jackie Hoffman's long awaited return to Joe's Pub has finally arrived! The club has undergone a 40K dollar renovation, Jackie has a brand new show, Hebe for the holidays. Twitter, the Hamptons and Manhattan for Millionaires have entered Jackie's world, and she's not having it one bit. If you want the perfect antedate to the Global conversation of love, embrace the hopelessness and let Jackie suck the joy out of your holiday season with an evening of anger and song. Directed by Michael Schiralli and Musical Director Bobby Peaco. (Encore performance of sold-out December presentation.)

ECHOES OF ETTA featuring William Blake: Celebrating the Birthday of the Matriarch of Blues
January 15 at 9:30 PM
Back by popular demand, MRM Productions is proud to present: ECHOES OF ETTA, a Tribute to Etta James featuring William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray. Echoes is an energetic, no holds barred performance that will move you out of your seat. With unparalleled vocal ability and showmanship, William Blake, the Echoes band and gorgeous back-up singers, "The Peaches", excel with stellar musicality led by Michael Thomas Murray's (Musical Director/Arranger/Co-Creator) rockin' authentic period arrangements with a contemporary twist. This combined with one of the greatest songbooks of all time, has been bringing audiences on their feet. Blake delivers palpable life to these long loved classic songs in this musical testimonial to the legend who bridged the gap between Rock n Roll and Rhythm and Blues. Fans can expect to hear many of their favorite Etta James tunes such as, A Sunday Kind of Love, At Last, Good Rockin' Daddy, I'd Rather Go Blind, Got A Hold On Me, and exceptional Etta covers like Purple Rain and Take it to the Limit. If you attended the last sold out Echoes performance at Joe's Pub, you can expect to hear all of your favorite songs plus fabulous new ones! Don't miss this Must-See performance! 2013 Time Out NY Critic's Pick - BWW Best Male Vocalist (William Blake)-Nominee Best Music Director & Best Band (Michael Thomas Murray & The Echoes Band @ Joe's Pub)

January 16 at 7:00 PM
From the writer/performer of the long-running hit Tings Dey Happen, comes THE REAL AMERICANS, based on Dan Hoyle's 100 day van trip through small-town and rural America. Hailed as "both a first-rate actor and reporter" by the New York Times, Hoyle brings to audiences Reaganite union coal miners in Appalachian Kentucky, family-oriented rural drug dealers in the Mississippi Delta, anti-war gun salesmen in Michigan, a closeted creation theory expert in West Texas, and a group of hipster brunchistas in San Francisco, among others, to tell the comic and poignant story of his journey. With nuanced humor and insight, THE REAL AMERICANS brings together two worlds that rarely collide--the prosperous, achingly hip moral-relativism of gentrified city life, and the conservative populism of small-town America--to take audiences to ground zero of our polarized politics and to encounter their fellow countrymen in intimate, stirring detail.

January 16, February 16 and March 16 at 9:30 PM $20
The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the acclaimed comedy/variety show hailed as "rambunctious, uproarious and unpredictable" by The Wall Street Journal, "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post, and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice - has made Joe's Pub its home. Each month, the I.O.S gathers to honor an artist or a cultural work that is iconic to the gay community. Justin Sayre - the show's creator, writer and host - serves as the Chairman of the Board of the International Order of Sodomites and brings his singular wit to essential business of the day through such regular features such as "Letters to the Chairman" and "New Rulings from the Board." The monthly events have featured popular guest stars such as Lea DeLaria, Joe Iconis, Robin Byrd, Tonya Pinkins, Marilyn Maye, Christian Campbell, Frank DeCaro, Lance Horne, Lady Rizo, Tituss Burgess, Kenny Mellman, Maude Maggart, Jack Ferver, Murray Hill, Jeffery Self, Cole Escola, Bridget Everett and more. Previous shows have paid tribute to singers such as Dolly Parton and Diana Ross; films like "Valley of the Dolls" and "Beaches"; actresses such as Bea Arthur and Molly Ringwald; as well as playwrights and filmmakers like Tennessee Williams and John Waters. According to Time Out New York, "The Meeting* has become a cult hit among a young, festive and culturally aware crowd. Sayre is an avatar of modern-retro cultivation."

January 17 at 7:30 PM
Says acclaimed Americana Singer/Songwriter Addie Brownlee of her tribute to Dolly, "I've sung these songs all my life, but now when I sit with them I'm so moved by who Dolly Parton really is. The wigs and plastic surgery and 'it takes a lot of money to look this cheap' persona is no doubt a part of her, but I wanted to make her writing and musical judgment the focus. Brownlee's inspiration for the show (all Dolly covers, sung and played by Addie, her band and special guests) came from standing in a line years ago to see Dolly play at Irving Plaza. "I realized how universally Dolly is loved. There were people in cowboy hats, drag queens, me...Björk. This and the response she got to a cover of Jolene at one of her shows - a woman came up to her after the show and said, "My love for Dolly is NOT ironic" - led to the first annual Dolly tribute.

January 17 at 9:30 PM
With her debut 2012 record 'Beatrix Runs' (Universal Republic), Elizaveta distinguished herself as the "5th Element" of pop by mixing opera with electronica, classical and soul. The American-born Russian chanteuse, producer and multi-instrumentalist has performed at TED Global 2013, toured in support of Sinead O'Connor and is getting ready to release her follow-up EP "Hero".

January 18 at 7:00 PM
After setting out on a drive that turned into a near-endless journey crisscrossing the back roads of Middle America, Caroline Rose returned back east with books full of stories and poems that would become the songs of America Religious, a record that delves neck-deep in topics most people wouldn't dare to discuss at the dinner table. From politics to religion, heartbreaking sadness to seemingly endless joy, Caroline Rose traverses a path paved by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, John Lee Hooker, and Joni Mitchell, to name a few.

Kaylyn Marie is a story teller at heart, sharing her voice as an up and coming singer-songwriter-actress in New York City. At age 17, she played her first gig at Paul Colby's The Bitter End and has continued playing there with Larry Oakes' Singer Songwriter Sessions for the past 6 years. Her raw, rich voice accompanied by her acoustic guitar and honest lyrics provide an audience moments of both giggles and self-reflection. Her sound has been described as a softer Ani DiFranco with hints of Toby Lightman and KT Tunstall. Her first EP titled "Take On The Range" is set for a Spring 2014 release.

January 18 at 9:30 PM
Zion80 is a Jewish Afrobeat band on John Zorn's Tzadik Records. The band explores the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof (Rashanim, Matisyahu), the 13-piece band arranges Carlebach's beautiful melodies using the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat, blended with the madness of the Downtown scene. Madof's most ambitious project to date, Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a drum. Spiritual, grooving and endlessly exciting, this is essential Jewish music for the 21st century. "A truly soulful experience." -New York Times

January 18 at 11:30 PM
COME ON GET MAD has partnered with Balls Vodka to bring you the first ever Come On Get Mad live extravaganza at Joe's Pub. We guarantee that you will hurt a lot the next morning and that you will probably fall in love. Special guest appearances from comedy geniuses all night, and extra booze so you remember it all. COME ON GET MAD is a second string NYC comedy group best known for creating LAST NIGHT, the best web series on the face of the internet (google it). Members of COME ON GET MAD write and perform for NYC staples such as: UCB, The PIT, Above Average, Late Night With Seth Meyers, and more. Called "totally funny and unapologetically rude" by Splitsider, the gang will keep things interesting all night with their special brand of weird and disarming humor. Written and Performed by the members of Come On Get Mad: John Trowbridge (UCB, Collegehumor), Ben Warheit (UCB, Late Night with Seth Meyers), David Bluvband (UCB, The Chris Gethard Show), Teresa Lee (UCB, Watch What Happens Live) and Molly Gaebe (UCB, The PIT)

January 19 at 7:00 PM
$100 / $40 / $30 / $20
The Sixth Annual LIVING FOR TODAY concert brings together Broadway's brightest stars for a night of song and celebration to benefit the Gilana Shira Alpert Fund, an organization that supports educational programming celebrating acceptance. David Alpert (IF/THEN, The Trip to Bountiful, The Best Man) directs, with musical direction by Jason Wetzel (After Midnight, A Bed and a Chair). Visit the official Facebook Page at facebook.com/livingfortodaynyc for this year's line-up, as well as www.gilanasfund.com for more information on the fund. VIP tickets at the $100 level include priority seating and an invitation to the post-show champagne toast with the company.

Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and to purchase tickets, or call 212-967-7555, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM), located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.

ABOUT JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC: Named for Public Theater founder Joe Papp, Joe's Pub debuted 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. In 2013, Joe's Pub celebrates 15 years of the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. It received a top-to-bottom renovation in 2011, 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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