JunoSmile With Jessy Lynn Martens From ARCHER Joins OVERHEARD AT JOE'S
Tilted Windmills Theatricals (John Arthur Pinckard & David Carpenter) have announced that OVERHEARD AT JOE'S - the interactive, improvisational, theatre experience set in your local bar, created and directed by Christian Kelty - will open at McHale's Bar and Grill (251 West 51st Street) on Tuesday, May 22. Every performance includes a special musical guest; JunoSmile, the acclaimed Americana duo featuring Jessy Lynn Martens of TV's "Archer" and radio host Joseph Martens, will be featured May 6-May 15. Michelle Shocked, the Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter, will perform May 20-May 29.
OVERHEARD AT JOE'S offers a different show every night. The audience is guided through the evening by the bartender who facilitates a funny, engaging, always topical conversation inspired by the makeup of the audience. Along with six improv actors embedded in the crowd, the ensemble creates a unique evening of immersive entertainment.
The show debuted as Joe's NYC Bar as a part of the 2001 Orlando International Fringe Festival, with seven sold-out performances. There were ten incarnations of the show between 2001 to 2004.. After a ten year absence, the show was resurrected in 2015, and returned to the 2016 Orlando Fringe to positive reviews and sold-out shows and celebrated Joe's 100th performance. That success propelled it to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016, where Joe's NYC Bar closed the festival being named by "The List" as one of the top 100 shows of the festival (#80), out of over 3000 productions. Joe's returned to Edinburgh in 2017 for a full month. Because any good bar thrives on the live performances of talented musicians, Joe's has featured unique musical performances during each show - culling from the best local talent as well as nationally recognized bands.
OVERHEARD AT JOE'S was hailed as "incredibly well conceived and executed" by British Theatre Guide and was called "A triumph of improvisation and interaction" by EdFringeReview. Orlando Weekly called the show "triumphant," with the Orlando Sentinel adding "Artistically, watching the actors is watching pros at the top of their game. Sociologically speaking, observing the audience is like peering through a window into America's soul."
The New York cast of OVERHEARD AT JOE'S includes Andy Hilbrands, Jay Malsky, Mary-Alice McNab, Sarah Nowak, Adrian Sexton, Rich Templeton, Hannah Bell, Marcus Bishop-Wright, Patrick McCartney, Jennifer Bareilles, and Christian Kelty. Adam Sullivan serves as Assistant Director. The show is produced by Tilted Windmills Theatricals (John Arthur Pinckard & David Carpenter), John Paterakis, Bard Theatricals and Walport Productions.
OVERHEARD AT JOE'S is performed at McHale's Bar and Grill (251 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019). The performance schedule is Sunday at 7:00 PM, Monday at 8:00 PM, and Tuesday at 8:00 PM. Tickets, which are on sale at www.OverheardAtJoes.com, and at the door one hour prior to each performance, start at $44.00.