Judy Collins to Sing A LOVE LETTER TO SONDHEIM at Joe's Pub
Joe's Pub at The Public welcomes back the legendary Judy Collins for a ten-show residency, performing material from her celebrated project, A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim. Collins gives Sondheim's treasured catalog her distinctive vocal treatment - from "Send in the Clowns" to the lesser-known gems of his repertoire.
The show will run November 21, 22, 24, 25 and 27-30 at 7:00PM each evening, plus 9:30PM performances on the 24th and 25th. Tickets are ($40-75) available online, via phone (212.967.7555) or in person at The Public's Box Office (425 Lafayette at Astor Place).
Collins will take the audience through Sondheim's remarkable trove of music, interweaving stories of Broadway with personal anecdotes and songs from Collins's own life that have led her to some of the greatest songwriters of all time and have become her biggest hits - "Both Sides Now," "Some Day Soon," "Suzanne," "In My Life," and of course, "Send in the Clowns".
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry.
The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Collins's dreamy and sweetly intimate version of Stephen Sondheim's "Send in the Clowns," from the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammys. She's garnered several top-ten hits gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.
For tickets, go online at joespub.com, call 212-967-7555 (10AM-7:00PM, daily), or visit 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.