From the groundbreaking team behind the Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights comes a wildly inventive new show about the life, death and rhymes of a scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is.
Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway returns to The Public in George Brant's spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines play GROUNDED. An ace fighter pilot reassigned to a remote-controlled drone faces twelve-hour shifts hunting targets from her Air Force trailer followed by twelve in the suburbs with her family in this "gripping" (New York Times) new play about the complicated consequences of waging war without leaving home. Named one of the Best Plays of the year by both London's The Evening Standard and The Guardian, and winner of the Smith Prize for Political Theater, GROUNDED comes to The Public's intimate Anspacher Theater under the masterful direction of two-time Tony Award winner Julie Taymor.
A Public Theater commission first presented at The Public’s Under the Radar Festival, ToasT ingeniously weaves major characters from black oral narratives into a gripping story about a group of inmates fighting to keep their minds free amidst the 1971 riots that rocked Attica Prison. Honoring the spoken word narratives recited in pool halls, bars and prisons across America by generations of black poets, ToasT is a stunning new play about men trying to live free in a system—and a world—designed to keep them chained.
Jeff LeBlanc Album Release w/ opener Hayley Reardon
After making two consecutive appearances in the Top 10 of the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart, the instantly likable performer Jeff LeBlanc returns to Joe’s Pub to debut his highly anticipated fourth album.
Marcelle Davies-Lashley & Vickie Randle
Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series
This year’s Spotlight Series will present readings of a full-length play by each writer of the 2014-15 Emerging Writers Group: Kevin Artigue, Damon Chua, Keli Goff, Ricardo Pérez González, Glenn Gordon, Elizabeth Irwin, Paola Lázaro-Muñoz, Patricia Ione Lloyd, Jiehae Park, and Sarah Sander. These evenings are directed and performed by experienced artists from the theatrical community.
Dan Hoyle: Each and Every Thing
From the creator of the award-winning show TINGS DEY HAPPEN and THE REAL AMERICANS comes a new piece of journalistic theater about finding connection in our digital age. Fresh off his critically-acclaimed run of THE REAL AMERICANS at Culture Project last Spring, Dan Hoyle returns to Joe's Pub with his brand new show EACH AND EVERY THING.
Ann Liv Young: Elektra Cabaret
Ann Liv Young uses the story and frame of Sophocle's Elektra to explore ideas of personal and social responsibility, gender, and family.
Bob DiPiero: Made in Tennessee Songwriter Series ft. Tim Nichols, Rivers Rutherford & Angaleena Presley
Nashville Songwriters Foundation Hall-of-Famer Bob DiPiero hosts the Made In Tennessee Songwriter Series.
Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments
Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed and completely sold out production of Rock Bottom, New York’s downtown darling Bridget Everett returns the stage with her band, The Tender Moments, and a bottle 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.
Dan Finnerty & The Dan Band
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.
Sahr + Ricardo: FELA aKUsTIc / Osekre & The Lucky Bastards
Orchestra Holistic featuring Holistic and Evaanz with special guest TBA
Orchestra Holistic is a collective of musicians established for symphonic excellence in the performance of Hip-Hop and R&B. The core of the group consist of famed hip-hop trio Holistic, reknown French songstress Evaanz, with special guest appearances by up and coming urban pop artist Jenny Bapst.
The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret with Strings
The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret
Heather Maloney: Album Release Tour w/ opener Will Dailey
Amber Martin: The Days of My Lives
Let’s take a journey shall we? A journey through space and time… to a place inside the cracked mind of celebrated NYC songstress and comedienne, Amber Martin. Join Amber in this bizarre visitation to the places and faces, the memories and the music that shaped a young SE Texas woman’s life on her 30 year migration to New York City.
Curtain Up! Bay Street Theater Benefit
Tori Scott: Thirsty!
Girma Yifrashewa / David Moore (of Bing and Ruth)
Zion80 explores Jewish music – from Shlomo Carlebach to John Zorn and everything in between – through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Mark Dendy Projects NEWYORKnewyork @Astor Place as part of DANCENOW’s 20th Anniversary!
Mark Dendy’s new dance-theater work, New York new york: Astor Place, mines the rich history of the Public Theater building, the original Astor Library, whose collection eventually made up the lion’s share of the New York Public Library’s holdings.
Cocomama: Quiero CD Release
A virtual United Nations of women, Cocomama is an international group of musicians from such diverse places as Cuba, Israel, France, Argentina, Mexico, Oregon and Wisconsin.
Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba
Pianist/composer/vocalist Michele Rosewoman pushes the envelope at the outer limits of jazz improvisation while keeping firmly rooted in both jazz and centuries-old Afro-Cuban folkloric tradition.
Champagne Jerry w/ special guest Neal Medlyn
Champagne Jerry, also known as Neal Medlyn, is a rapper and performance artist who, along with his main producer, Max Tannone and his onstage entourage, the Champagne Club, seek to transform the world every single time they hit the stage. Real beats, real rapping, real champagne, real realness.
Brown Girls Burlesque & Nucomme: The Dirty Honey Shake
Drama Club: Antigone
Kevin Andreas / Sasha Papernik
Isabel Rose: Come As You Are
Women of Letters
In a world of the short and swift, of texts and Twitter, there’s something of special value about a carefully composed letter. In homage to this most civilized of activities, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire are bringing bestselling Australian literary salon Women of Letters to New York as a monthly event.
The Sound and the Fury
Obie Award winning ensemble ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE returns to The Public, home to its sold-out productions of Gatz (2010 and 2012) and Arguendo (2013), with their highly praised staging of WILLIAM FAULKNER’s modernist masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury. With a lush sound score, high-energy choreography and a profoundly versatile ensemble, ERS delivers a verbatim staging of the novel’s opening chapter (“the Benjy chapter”), Faulkner’s famous experiment with memory and language.
The Other-Worlds of Carol Lipnik & Rachelle Garniez
Musician, singer, performer Rachelle Garniez wanders through genres, creating a universe of bittersweet wreckage. Rachelle will be performing with Tim Luntzel on upright bass.
Carol Lipnik is acclaimed for her hauntingly beautiful multi-octave voice and her spellbinding performances of darkly humorous and wrenchingly honest songs in which waves of melancholy break on a debris-strewn shoreline of ecstasy.
More Than Me: Artists Give Back – An Evening to Benefit Broadway Cares
Everett Bradley & The MVPs
Miss Ida Blue: A Billie Holiday Centennial
Never Sleep Alone
Finally, a show designed to help you hook up! Sexual evangelist and Best-Selling author Dr. Alex Schiller brings the hot, the single and the curious together for a night of delirious laughter, awesome music and socio-sensual interaction. Dr. Alex insists that her audience be filled with the sexy and seeking. And she suggests you put your table/seat number, stats and sexual preference in the comments section below.
Villain DeBlanks: A Benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre
The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show hailed as “rambunctious, uproarious and unpredictable” by The Wall Street Journal, “delicious and delightfully droll” by The New York Post, and “hilarious and sardonic” by The Village Voice, has returned to its downtown roots this year for another season of shows.
Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer
Penny Arcade returns to Joe's Pub after three years of nonstop touring in Europe's capitols just when the new tide of political correctness threatens to sink radical comedy under the weight of New York City's suburbanization.
Our Drone War
Whitehorse's story has been told as two acclaimed musicians joining forces under one new name -- no drummer, no keyboard player, violinist or even bass player on call, and no producer. Just Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland The first album and EP demonstrate the success of this simple equation, one plus one, with an abundance of guitar slinging, songwriting expertise and white-hot desire.
Marcus Monroe: IAMFAMOUS
IAMFAMOUS is the true story of Marcus Monroe's journey to become the world's first famous juggler.
The Employee of the Month Show with Catie Lazarus
Ever wonder what it’s like to have a dreamy job? Comedian Catie Lazarus did too, so she created an utterly addictive, candid, fun talk show about work. Come see why The New York Times calls Employee of the Month "beloved" and Blackbook calls it comedian Catie Lazarus's "hilarious podcast talk show" and The New Yorker calls, "her line of inquiry is decidedly unorthodox."
The New Standards
Justin Vivian Bond: Love is Crazy!