Tori Scott Performs 'Shame Spirals' At Joe's Pub

Tori Scott Performs 'Shame Spirals' At Joe's Pub

Tori Scott returns to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater to let everyone know she still hasn't learned from her mistakes with her new show, Tori Scott Shame Spirals. This Garland for the Grindr era is "a force to be reckoned with" (Broadway World) and desperate to run away from her problems while celebrating her unconditional love of vodka. Direct from sold out performances in London and aboard the gay cruises of the Caribbean, Tori and her three-piece band will take you on an audacious musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs she stole from other people. You're in for "an absolute thrill" (Huffington Post).

Shame Spirals is written by Scott and additional material co-written with Adam Hetrick, directed by Seth Sklar-Heyn and features musical direction by Jesse Kissel. Tickets are ($25) available online, via phone (212.967.7555) or in person at The Public's Box Office (425 Lafayette at Astor Place).

Named as "The Bette Midler of the new millennium" (Provincetown Magazine), Shame Spiral will feature the music of Lady Gaga, Queen and more as Scott navigates through her poor life choices and the realization that her longest relationship is with the ghost in her apartment. Curtis Wong of The Huffington Post describes Scott's irresistible shows as "an absolute thrill! A soul-baring singer and sharp comedian, Scott offers a musical set that bravely melds contemporary pop, standards and show tunes with woozy anecdotes that are witty, wry and engaging. Whether she's out-belting Beyoncé or reminiscing about a summer of Fire Island bar-hopping, Tori is a twinkling cabaret talent and a sassy storyteller."

In the beginning of April, Scott will launch a Kickstarter campaign to bring Shame Spirals to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the summer of 2018. That performance, once funded, will be co-presented by Joe's Pub. Directed by Sklar-Heyn (Broadway: Associate Director, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables; Production Supervisor, The Phantom of the Opera) and music directed by Kissel (Broadway: The Visit, Leap of Faith, Conductor/Musical Director of Chicago National Tour, The Scottsboro Boys L.A. premiere), the band is comprised of Kissel on piano, Alexandra Eckhardt (The Band's Visit) on bass and Dan Weiner (Stomp, Holler if You Hear Me) on drums.

Tori Scott (performer/writer) is a New York-based singer, actress, and comedian. In addition to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, where she appears regularly, Tori has toured her solo shows to London, Los Angeles, Dallas, Provincetown, and on Atlantis Events cruise ships where she entertained 2,000 shirtless gay men throughout the Caribbean. Her debut album, Plan B!, was recorded live at Joe's Pub in May of 2017 and released on Chicken Ranch Records in December 2017. As an actress, she has performed alongside Alice Ripley in the new musical The Girl with Polka Dot Eyes, and performed opposite Linda Lavin, Leslie Uggams, and Stephanie J. Block in the Symphony Space tribute to Sheldon Harnick and Fiddler on the Roof. On television, she's counted to 20 as a singing garbage woman on Sesame Street and dubbed the vocals of a singing hooker on HBO's Cathouse: The Musical.

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 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.

Tickets Available Online at / Phone, 10AM-7:00PM, Daily 212-967-7555 Available In Person: The Public Theater Box Office, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC (Open daily at 2PM) Note: There is a $12 food / two (2) drink minimum per person per show, unless otherwise noted.

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