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Joe's Pub Announces Mary Birdsong's 3 Days in the Tub, Robi Hager & More

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Joe's Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and has quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists.

JUST ADDED
THE LOSERS LOUNGE Showcasing Music from their RAT PACK & BEE GEE'S Shows: One Night Only

Sunday, January 9 at 7:00 PM; $25

New York institution The Losers Lounge canonizes classic pop songs into new "Standards." For 16 years their (ir)reverent sold-out performances have included tributes to everyone from ABBA to The Zombies. Exceptional musicianship, unforgettable guests, and artful, challenging arrangements make this one of NYC's most exciting events. One night only; The Losers Lounge play favorites from their Bee Gees and Rat Pack shows. www.loserslounge.com

Sasha Lazard, Everett Bradley & Michael Zegarski Present:
MENAGE DE MUSIQUE WITH David Shenton AND DANIEL MINTSERIS

Saturday, January 15 at 9:30 PM; $30

Ménage de Musique takes you on a seductive journey from the 1800's to the present, from pop to opera, from the classics to originals. You'll be tantalized as your favorite songs are teasingly re-invented. Each singer brings their own expert sensual style: Sasha Lazard fuses operatic arias and classical songs with a contemporary beat as luxurious as sable and sexy as silk sheets, Everett Bradley drives it hard and funky with his around the world style of percussion and R&B vocals, Michael Zegarski takes you over the top with a bacchanal of classical, pop, comedy, and musical theater. Together, they create a unique sound and visual experience that is a true Ménage de Musique.

Sasha Lazard, Vocalist
Sasha is an accomplished soprano who has pioneered an exciting musical fusion of classical art songs, Russian folk music, opera arias with contemporary pop and electronic beats. Her music has been featured in films and commercials. Sasha has recorded billboard-charted CDs, and has toured widely with luxury brands such as Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton.
www.sashalazard.com

Everett Bradley, Percussionist
Vocalist Theatre World winner & Grammy Nominated, starred & co-wrote Bway's SWING, directed & performed STOMP, has performed & toured with Jon Bon Jovi, , Carly Simon, Bobby McFerin, & currently Hall & Oates.
www.everettbradley.com

Michael Zegarski, Vocalist
Michael Zegarski is accomplished in Opera, Concert, and Theater. Recently he garnered rave reviews for his one man show, Mood Swing at the Edinburgh Festival, Summer 2010. This fall, Michael performed at NYC Opera in the NY premiere of Leonard Bernstein's A Quiet Place singing the role of Bill.
www.michaelzegarski.com

JAN 17-20
JACKIE FIVE-0H!: A CELEBRATION OF Jackie Hoffman'S FIRST 50TH BIRTHDAY
Mondays, January 3, 17 at 7:30 PM; $30

Broadway's Jackie Hoffman, acclaimed for her hysterical scene-stealing performances in such shows as Hairspray, Xanadu and currently as ‘Grandma' in The Addams Family, will bring her all-new solo show Jackie Five-Oh!: A Celebration of Jackie Hoffman's First 50th Birthday to Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) beginning Monday, November 22 for four consecutive Monday evenings.

In the all-new Jackie Five-Oh!, the blisteringly funny, filter-free Hoffman muses on her own decay, as well as about her experiences playing ‘Grandma' and a host of other topics such as Haiti and Hollywood. Hoffman will also world premiere several new musical numbers, including two that she wrote for ‘Grandma'....if she were to have a solo number in The Addams Family, which of course she doesn't .....not that she's ever complained about that.

Hoffman's previous outings at Joe's Pub (immortalized on the CD Jackie Hoffman: Live At Joe's Pub....NOT sold in the Lunt-Fontanne lobby) have garnered a cult following, as well as critical acclaim. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times wrote, "Jackie Hoffman's solo shows at Joe's Pub have become a beloved ritual. Ms. Hoffman radiates anything but love and charity as she reviews the year in outrage, both global and personal. And who can blame her! " Adam Feldman in Time Out wrote, "Jackie Hoffman is the funniest woman in America."

Jackie Five-Oh! is written by Hoffman and Michael Schiralli, and directed by Schiralli. Musical direction is by Bobby Peaco. Jackie Five-Oh! will be performed Monday, November 22; Monday, November 29; Monday, December 6; and Monday, December 13. Performance time is 7:30 pm. Tickets are $30. For tickets, visit www.joespub.com or call (212) 967-7555.

Jackie Hoffman has performed on Broadway in Xanadu, Hairspray (Theatre World Award) and The Addams Family. Solo shows: Whining In the Windy City, Scraping the Bottom, Jackie with a Z, Chanukah at Joe's Pub (Bistro Award), The Kvetching Continues (Time Out New York's Outstanding Achievement Award). Off-Broadway: Regrets Only, Manhattan Theatre Club Tribeca Theatre Festival, The Book of Liz, (Obie Award) Straightjacket, Incident at Cobbler's Knob, (Lincoln Center Theatre Festival) and One Woman Shoe. Regional: Second City Chicago (Jeff Award); The Sisters Rosensweig, Old Globe, San Diego. Films: The Extra Man, A Dirty Shame, Garden State, Legally Blonde II, Kissing Jessica Stein, Mo' Money. Television: "30 Rock," "One Life to Live," "Starved," " Hope and Faith," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Strangers with Candy," "TV Funhouse," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," " Soulman," "Cosby." Animation: Dilbert and PB & J Otter, Robots, Queer Duck the movie. Comedy Album: Jackie Hoffman Live At Joe's Pub.

MOTHERLODGE: FUNDRAISER FOR 2011

Monday, January 17 9:30 PM; $20 General Admission / $50 VIP

David Amram, Adam Rapp, Michael Shannon, Michael Cerveris, Lady Rizo and Doveman are among the past Motherlodge participants who will mix it up for a special evening at Joe's Pub. The evening will be a fundraiser for Motherlodge's 2011 programming, which presents traveling live art exchanges of theater, music, performance and culinary arts with artists from New York City, Louisville Kentucky, and all points in between. www.motherlodge.com

 

3 DAYS IN THE TUB: A MAMA DRAMA performed by Mary Birdsong

Tuesday, January 18 at 7:30 PM; $20

Mary Birdsong tells true stories about her crazy southern mama who, while reclining in the bathtub with no water in it, fully dressed, for 3 days, used her super-human manipulative powers to hold her daughter hostage. Will Mary come up with enough reasons why she shouldn't just leave poor mama there? Will Mary still make it to that award ceremony in time to collect her coveted award? Through the art of storytelling, and a bunch of really great rock songs performed live with a kick-ass band, Mary will forever

change your idea of what a "nice long bath" can be.

 

Why is Mary's mom still in that tub? What's Agatha Christie doing in there with her? And what's that smell? s If you have a southern belle matriarch in your tub, this is the show for you.

Starring (& written by) Mary Birdsong

Directed by Eric Gilliland

Created by Mary Birdsong & Eric Gilliland

 

Mary Birdsong was voted one of "Hollywood's Top 10 Talents On The Rise" by the Hollywood Reporter, and in her latest solo show ("3 Days In The Tub: A Mama Drama") her high precision, lightning-fast, multicharacter transformations will make it clear she's earned that honor and then some.

 

Mary Birdsong Bio:

Mary Birdsong most recently wrapped the feature film "The Descendants," opposite George Clooney (directed by Academy Award-winning director Alexander Payne). Other films include "It's Kind Of A Funny Story," "Killers," "Made of Honor," and "Adventureland." Many theater fans remember Mary's amazing stage work opposite Martin Short in his Broadway musical "Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me," for which she won the prestigious Theater World Award. Best known as Deputy Cherisha Kimball on Comedy Central's hit show "Reno 911," other TV credits include "Svetlana," "The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart," "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," and even a few tv pilots penned by her collaborator Eric Gilliland, who happens to be directing "3 Days In The Tub: A Mama Drama." Mary created a slew of original characters in the NBC sketch comedy cult-hit "Live On Tape" and wrote a series of one-acts for her many alter-egos, including 1940s B-movie star Janet Lamé, 99 Cent Whore, and Judy Garland.

Eric Gilliland Bio:

Eric Gilliland is a big-shot tv writer, but he's most proud of the fact that he's an accomplished whistler. (His

whistling has appeared on a number of Sumack albums, on Sam Winch's "Lullabadeer" and in Penn & Teller's "Bullshit!") His non-whistling, big-shot tv writing credits include: ABC's "Mr. Sunshine" starring Matt Perry & Alison Janney, My Boys, That 70's Show, Roseanne (which he also exec produced), and The Wonder Years. Wait... one more cool whistling credit: He provided whistling accompaniment to Martha Plimpton's performance of Thunder Road on NPR's Studio 360.

 

Robi Hager IN CONCERT

Tuesday, January 18 at 9:30 PM; $20

Robi Hager (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Bye Bye Birdie) will make his solo concert debut at Joe's Pub on January 18th! The 9:30PM concert will feature Robi with a 5-piece band performing original arrangements of musical theater classics, as well as a selection of numbers by Rufus Wainwright, The Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, and many more. Robi will be joined on stage by a pair of fellow Broadway veterans. Robert Felstein will musical direct the concert. Presented by Ashley Mas, Robert Intile, Jr., and Alina Gutierrez.

 

SOMETIMES IN PRAGUE

Wednesday, January 19 at 9:30 PM; $15

A special concert edition of Sometimes In Prague, a provocative theatrical rock experience centered around a chance encounter in a Czech pub. Created by Stephanie Johnstone and Joshua William Gelb and featuring the talents of Heather Christian, Clinton Curtis, Kate Ferber, Molly McAdoo and Scott Thomas with Catherine O'Malley on bass and Matsu on drums.

 

LAPHAM'S QUARTERLY CELEBRITY EVENT

Thursday, January 20 at 7:00 PM; $20

Lapham's Quarterly celebrates the release of its Winter 2011 issue "Celebrity." Featuring art and writing from antiquity to the present, the Quarterly has been deemed "brilliant and much-needed" by Dave Eggers and described by Vanity Fair as "lavishly detailed, handsomely produced, and conceptually brilliant." Join the Quarterly's editor Lewis Lapham and The Public Theater's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis for a conversation about celebrity. Academy Award-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman will read lively selections from the magazine, whose pages include excerpts from Mark Twain, Leo Tolstoy, Emily Dickinson, Billy Wilder, John Lennon, and Truman Capote, among others.

 

SOCALLED

Thursday, January 20 at 9:30 PM; $17

Genre-defying maestro Socalled is a musician, producer, composer, arranger, magician, filmmaker, photographer and visual artist based in Montreal. Known for his genre-bending approach and his collaborations with musical giants of funk, klezmer, hip hop, lounge and classical music, Socalled has performed all over the world. He has released three CDs: Socalled Seder; and HipHopKhasene; and most recently, Ghettoblaster.

TICKETS

Online at joespub.com

Phone 212-967-7555,

In Person At The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM), or at the Joe's Pub Box Office from (6 PM to 10 PM) both located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC

For table reservations please call 212-539-8778. Purchase of tickets does NOT guarantee a table reservation; you must call to reserve seats. Seating, as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for all shows without a dinner reservation. Two drink or $12 food minimum per person is standard.

 

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