Sandra Bernhard And More Come To Close Out 2018 At Joe's Pub
See the full listings below!
Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00PM
Get out of Bethlehem: The magi of mysticore, Stella Starsky and Quinn Cox, aka Starsky + Cox, return to kill the people with their holiday spectacle of song, wit and cosmic wisdom. You-know-who isn't the only one born under some yonder star-we all are-and Starsky + Cox have the inside celestial scoop on what's going on in that great o'er hanging firmament; and how every one of us is endowed with divine superpowers (and can work miracles) all our own. The tunes do the talking and the walking through the Zodiac, as songs by writers born under each of the twelve astrological signs drive a multitude of ah-ha moments home. Musical director Matt Ray at the baby grand leads the band with Tomoko Akaboshi on violin, Danton Boller on the upright bass, and Patrick Johnson on percussion and vocals.
Justin Vivian Bond IS REFRIGERATED
Tuesday-Saturday, December 18-22 at 9:30PM
Justin Vivian Bond is Refrigerated! Once again, it's time to celebrate the darkest time of the year with some of the brightest talents in town. Keeping it fresh for the holidays, Mx. Bond and their merry band of Snowflakes invite you to RESIST! REHEAT! REFRIGERATE! Combat global warming by wrapping up your leftover edibles and recycling over to Joe's Pub where maybe you'll get potlucky and discover a hot new dish. Did we mention HAM?! Well, the world is full of cold cuts but this is where the elite and the sandwich meet, Jesus is in the cheeses, and the Goddess' dressing is on the side. If the power holds the patriarchy will soon be crushed ice! That's cold! According to Consumer Reports, cabaret doesn't get any crisper than this. Grab those tickets now, don't give it another thawed! Justin Vivian Bond is Refrigerated features musical direction by Matt Ray with Nath Ann Carrera on guitar and Claudia Chopek on violin.
Thursday-Saturday, December 20-22 at 7:00PM
Saturday, December 22 at 4PM
New York City's beloved comedian and larger-than-life personality Murray Hill (aka Mr. Showbiz) gives the much needed gift of holiday cheer and showbiz denial to Joe's Pub with his legendary Yuletide holiday show: A Murray Little Christmas. If there is anyone to get us in the holiday spirit and forget about the world's collapse, it's Murray and his fun-loving pals: Bridget Everett, Angie Pontani, Carmine Covelli and Nik Baker. The December 22 performance is proudly sponsored by SHOWTIME, as part of The Showtime Salon Series - a yearlong, curated series of monthly performances that celebrate LGBTQ+ communities and their creative expressions.
PAM ANN'S CHRISTMAS CRACKER
Friday & Saturday, December 21 & 22 at Midnight
Iconic international celebrity airhostess Pam Ann has evolved since first jetting out of her hometown of Melbourne 20 years ago. Pam - the alter-ego of Australian comedian-writer-producer Caroline Reid - has developed cult status both here in the USA and abroad with her masterful portrayal of a brash hot mess of an International hostess. As the airports got bigger, so did her ego... and her mouth filthier.
REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR: LOVE, NO BORDER
Sunday, December 23 at 2:00PM
The activists-who-sing are back for an all-too-necessary revival. Reverend Billy and The Church of Stop Shopping Choir's new performance piece Love, No Border refers both to the poem, And Then They Came For All of Us, by Martin Niemöller and to the detainment of Ravi Ragbir - courageous Stop-Shopping Choir member, director of the New Sanctuary Coalition and victim of Trump-era fear-mongering. Ragbir and four other immigrant choir members have either been forcibly deported or are actively fighting to stay. Throughout this run, the Church of Stop Shopping will continue to offer concerts and prayers to undocumented families currently under sanctuary protection inside New York City churches.
Sunday, December 23 at 6:30PM
From the team that brought you the award-winning Echoes of Etta, Soul in Your Stocking is an R&B soul revue sure to warm up your holiday season. New York's Sisters of Soul, the Echoes Band, and a cast of phenomenal guest voices add some rhythm to their winter blues and transform their favorite pub into an assembly of good vibes. Musical selections range from sacred to profane, as Sister Sugar Burns and Brother Deacon Bishop lead a night of musical confessions in a congregation that accepts all types and creeds. It's an all-inclusive, secular revival that promises to put a little Soul in Your Stocking.
Sandra Bernhard: QUICK SAND
Wednesday-Sunday, December 26-30 at 7:00PM & 9:30PM
New Year's Eve at 9:00PM & 11:00PM
She's always three steps ahead of the crowd. She has to be. Sandra Bernhard is Quick Sand. In these fast paced times a lady can't stop moving and you never know what you might encounter next in this fun house world we're living in. So Sandy takes control. This year she's bringing you a mélange of musings, music and whimsy, "never boring j'adoring" is her motto. Sandy fully realizes her land and brings it to you in vivid color and sound. Take a break with Sandy and don't get stuck in the mundane. Quick Sand.
Monday, December 31 at 7:00PM
Garland Jeffreys has been making provocative, personally charged urban rock and roll since the late 1960s. The "Brooklyn-born, socially conscious singer-songwriter who summed up a solo recording career of nearly half a century with 14 Steps to Harlem in 2017" (The New York Times) has never been easy to pigeonhole but has always carried cultural significance well beyond his name recognition. From proto-punk to folk to blues to reggae, Jeffreys has held the respect of his peers for decades, and continues to produce genre-bending recordings and performances. On his latest release, 14 Steps to Harlem, Jeffreys delivers what fans have come to expect: edgy immediacy and literate, emotionally raw lyrics combined with a still supple voice capable of singing in a practically limitless number of styles.
NOTE There is a $12 food / two (2) drink minimum per person per show, unless otherwise noted.
Joe's Pub, named for The Public Theater's founder Joe Papp, 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. Under the new leadership of Director Alex Knowlton, this fall begins Joe's Pub's 20th Anniversary Season of presenting the best in live music and performance nightly, committed to diversity, production values, community and artistic freedom. The venue also offers opportunities like New York Voices, an artist commissioning program that provides musicians resources and tools to develop original theater works; Joe's Pub Working Group, an artist development initiative; The Vanguard Award & Residency, a yearlong series that celebrates the career of a prolific and influential artist, who leads their own artistic community; and nationwide programming partnerships. Commissioned artists include Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Bridget Everett, Daniel Alexander Jones, Ethan Lipton, Toshi Reagon, Allen Toussaint and more. The venue's food and beverage partner is NoHo Hospitality Group, helmed by 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.
THE PUBLIC is theater of, by, and for all people. Artist-driven, radically inclusive, and fundamentally democratic, The Public continues the work of its visionary founder Joe Papp as a civic institution engaging, both on-stage and off, with some of the most important ideas and social issues of today. Conceived over 60 years ago as one of the nation's first nonprofit theaters, The Public has long operated on the principles that theater is an essential cultural force and that art and culture belong to everyone. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham, The Public's wide breadth of programming includes an annual season of new work at its landmark home at Astor Place, Free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, The Mobile Unit touring throughout New York City's five boroughs, Public Forum, Under the Radar, Public Studio, Public Works, Public Shakespeare Initiative, and Joe's Pub. Since premiering HAIR in 1967, The Public continues to create the canon of American Theater and is currently represented on Broadway by the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Their programs and productions can also be seen regionally across the country and around the world. The Public has received 59 Tony Awards, 170 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards, 54 Lortel Awards, 32 Outer Critic Circle Awards, 13 New York Drama Desk Awards, and 6 Pulitzer Prizes.