Losers Lounge, Justin Vivian Bond and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 12/21
Joe's Pub has announced its performances running December 10 - December 21, 2014. Details below!
Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30PM
Dan Penn comes to Joe's for a rare, one-night-only performance. The legendary American songwriter/producer was an integral part of both the Muscle Shoals and Memphis music scenes in their heyday. His critically acclaimed, soulful voice, and songs, such as "I'm Your Puppet" (James and Bobby Purify), "Dark End of The Street" (James Carr), "Cry Like A Baby" (The Box Tops), "Do Right Woman" (Aretha Franklin), "It Tears Me Up" (Percy Sledge), "You Left The Water Running"(Otis Redding) "A Woman Left Lonely" (Janis Joplin), and Solomon Burke's "Don't Give Up On Me", among others, helped to shape the development of Southern Soul and Pop music. He will be appearing with Bobby Emmons, of the original Memphis Boys.
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.
Thursday, December 11 at 9:30PM
Friday, December 12 at 7:00PM & 9:30PM
Saturday, December 13 at 6:30Pm &9:00PM
The Losers Lounge bring a special holiday tribute to the King of Rock & Roll, featuring Joe McGinty and the Joe McGinty Seven plus a cast of all your favorite Losers Lounge performers, taking on the myth and the legend of one man with so many songs, so many films, and so many rhinestones. This is a show not to be missed. Why? Because "That's The Way It Is."
Sundays, December 14 & 21 at 2:00PM
What time is this? Time to party before the plague? Or is it more like the 20's between world wars? In 2014, stepping on stage in fire and drought, freak storms and extinction... Reverend Billy is feeling a strange joy in these first days of apocalypse. We need to rededicate ourselves to the politicizing of survival, pitting our freedom against the financiers of climate change. The singing-activists return to Joe's after last year's performances in Chase Bank lobbies, and New York jails and courts. In 2013, we were inspired by the extinction and resurrection of the Golden Toad. This year, the Honey Bee is the hero. The presence of the pesticides of "Big Ag" and the struggle by bees to survive, is inspiration for new songs, songs with lots of Bee-atitude, hard-working and sticky sweet.
Sunday, December 14 at 7:00PM
Public Forum's holiday tradition returns with Thornton Wilder's ingenious, heartbreaking play about 90 years in the life of an American family shown over the course of their Christmas meal and insightful discussion about family and storytelling. The cast will feature Tarell Alvin McCraney, Ethan Lipton, Andrew Solomon, and Tappan Wilder.
Sunday, December 14 at 10:00PM
Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed and completely sold out production of Rock Bottom, New York's downtown darling Bridget Everett returns to the Joe's Pub stage with her band, The Tender Moments. She has her trusty bottle(s) of chardonnay to sing all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her...feel? From tender moments to prison sex, come get inside her. The Tender Moments are Carmine Covelli, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, Mike Jackson and Matt Ray.
Monday, December 15 at 7:00PM
A celebration of Lapham's Quarterly's Winter issue, "Foreigners," the night features readings and songs that explore strange encounters, festering rivalries, ancient customs, and world travel. Join Lewis Lapham as he welcomes stars from the screen and stage performing lively and compelling excerpts from writers and composers including Herman Melville, Langston Hughes, Margaret Mitchell and Rogers and Hammerstein. Performers include: Cherry Jones reading Susan B. Anthony; Jose Llana singing from South Pacific; Justin Vivian Bond singing "Bein' Green;" Katherine Waterston reading Scarlett O'Hara; and
André Holland reading Langston Hughes.
Monday, December 15 at 9:30PM
Back by popular demand, ASTEP is excited to host our 6th Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP. Conceived, produced and music directed by Drama Desk-nominated orchestrator Lynne Shankel (Cry-Baby, Altar Boyz), the evening will feature Broadway's most sought-after talent singing fresh, original approaches-pop, soul, R&B, rock and more-of holiday songs off New York City Christmas, the album, available for purchase at the concert. All proceeds will support ASTEP's mission of connecting artists with underserved youth to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty.
Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00PM
Compared to such names as Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams and Neil Young, singer/songwriter Chris Pureka's birdsong voice and gritty lyrics combine an Appalachian folk flavor with the observations of bittersweet human interactions. Playing New England coffeehouses at 16 years old, she has matured on the road and released five albums on her own label. Pureka's hypnotic lyrical odes to simple moments of a complicated life have become the staple of folk acoustic playlists for any Americana fan.
MaryLeigh Roohan has been described as having "the wisdom of an old soul in the body of a young, yearning individual." Whether it's her dynamic and passionate performances, or her poignant and honest songwriting, this sentiment has been expressed throughout Roohan's nascent career. Her style shifts seamlessly from sunny indie pop to heartfelt Americana and a stage presence that's full of dynamic soul. She's played with Jill Sobule, Sean Rowe, Theresa Andersson, Paranoid Social Club and Milo Greene.
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.
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.
Thursday-Saturday, December 18-20 at 11:30PM
Pam Ann's BAD AIR HOSTESS is a glamorous, heavy-drinking, drug-abusing, and fashion-obsessed international airhostess with more issues than Vogue. Pam Ann would rather flick the pages of fashion magazines in the galley, snort cocaine and scroll the Internet for 'love' than deal with her passengers. Pam Ann is destructive and reckless in her approach to life, always chasing the high but always left short of the runway. She says what other cabin crew would like to say and embraces terrorism! If you're easily offended or scared of flying this show is for you!
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, Errico 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.
Saturday, December 20 at 7:00PM
My private journals read by me in a private way in order to change the world and stuff. When I read them to myself, my mind--the mind in my head--fills with music, yet I can't find the source of the music because I refuse to look around me. It is below me to look around. Around, below. Yet the music plays for you on stage, for you. I refuse it while you listen. I refuse to look around. You.
Sunday, December 21 at 7:00PM
What's Going On answers the self-same question, in words and music; and in this premier holiday installment-A Winter's Solstice Saturnalia-Stella Starsky and Quinn Cox navigate you beyond a messy nativity, acclimating you to astrological climate change, letting you in on cosmic jokes, and gently shooing you toward enlightenment. Attend this season's revival of singing satyrs, sacrificial Holly Kings, bacchanalian school marms, talking Narnians and hale hierophants, led by the merriest metaphysicians this side of Bethlehem. With musical director Matt Ray and special guest NathAnn Carrera.
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.